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A Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Following the extravagance of the holiday season and February’s chocolate-driven decadence, it seems timely to look at the healthier side of wine. Let’s start with something called the ‘French Paradox’, namely how can a nation with a rich diet high in saturated fats like butter & goose fat have such a relatively low incidence of […]

Beer Review: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Typically, Valentine’s Day is all about wine which Alec covered beautifully last week. But here’s a beer that’s perfect for those of us who prefer to savour the suds. With a luxurious and velvety texture, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout has it all, delivering a satisfyingly indulgent taste without ever becoming overly sweet. Pale Ale and […]

10 Bold Brews for a Burns Day Supper

Blackford 1488 Whisky Ale Matured in Tullibardine distillery’s used whiskey casks this beer presents vanilla and honey on the nose, and dried apricot and mild spice on the palate. Best drunk cold, chased well with a a dram of your favourite single malt Scotch. 7% ABV (Alcohol by Volume) $7.33 @ MLCC Innis & Gunn […]

Champagne Kisses and Caviar Dreams

Ahhh champagne. It comes immediately to mind when you think of toasting the bride and groom, celebrating a birth, or ringing in the new year. But as the receipts bring home the reality of Christmas, the resulting cash crunch can make the $40+ price tag a tough bill to swallow. Don’t get me wrong, there’s […]

Unleash your inner leprechaun

  Savour Winnipeg presents 14 Winnipeg pubs perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Rivers and beers the world over will run green, and…well, I won’t even comment on the wardrobe choices. And while our waterways are immune, Winnipeggers nevertheless become infected with Irish fever, swarming watering holes to hoist […]

Winnipeg micro brewer selling out…and proud of it

Winnipeg’s Half Pints Brewing Co. launches new brew to celebrate “selling out.” Ever since Half Pints Brewing set up shop in 2006 they’ve been gaining recognition and accolades as a craft brewer. But the prevailing perception of the beer consuming public is that craft brewing and commercial success are almost mutually exclusive ideals. Indeed, many […]