2016 July August

Wine Maven

by Mary Bailey Benjamin Silver’s first job in wine was in Martha’s Vineyard. Now the down-to-earth Bay Stater makes wine on the other American coast in Santa Barbara county from French and Italian varietals— Pinot Noir, Cab Sauv and Cab Franc, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The Trentotto File Syrah has full-throttle aromas and flavours, gaminess and …

Hola Mexico!

The sunny flavours of Mexico are ideal for a backyard barbecue on a summery Alberta evening. Start with seafood ceviche and braised pork tacos, then continue with grilled beef in adobo, corn, grilled salmon. Finish with grilled fruit and a boozy popsicle.

The Beer Guy: The Next Wave

We’ve always had the ingredients for a vibrant craft beer scene in Alberta: world-class barley and malt; clean, pure water; smart, entrepreneurial people who build things and a young, thirsty populace.