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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yukon Beer Festival/Mark Kelly

The Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer from more than a dozen brewers and distributors... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: TKS Photography & Design

Wine-lovers will descend on the High Country Convention Centre on Thursday, October 19, for the 26th edition of the Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival. These grape connoisseurs will have over 200 wines available for sampling and tasting. Those lucky... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Upper lower case

My husband came home one day with this weird looking plastic gadget that made no sense to me, until my 12 -year-old told me how to use it: it it’s a stuffed burger press. We’ve been making stuffed burgers for years, but this silly little gadget... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Miche Genest

I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something compelling about the... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Michelle Eshpeter

Let’s make this as easy as possible. No cooking and no fussing, follow these directions and you will arrive at a delicious dinner destination. First stop, sushi night! Sushi is one of these tricky food-wine pairing combinations. Wasabi, pickled... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

“This is how you want to talk about your beers — with pride and a bit of humour too — and to do that, you have to produce beers that you’re proud of.” --Excerpt from Brewing Revolution by Frank Appleton more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Michelle Eshpeter

If you drink wine in the Yukon, certainly you have had a glass of Copper Moon wine. Maybe out of a glass bottle, but probably out of a box. I personally love that the Yukon wine drinking community has embraced alternative packaging and the pile of... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Miche Genest

Yukon concocters, experimenters, cocktail lovers and fans of northern botanicals, take cheer! A kindred spirit walks among us. She is Jennifer Tyldesley, and as you will have recently learned in these pages, she makes her own small-batch bitters... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-08, Graphic: Michelle Eshpeter

This is a wine trend that anyone could enthusiastically embrace – wine and chips! Planning a casual night of watching a show or reading by the fire welcomes a glass of wine and a little snack into the evening. But the snack suggestions with wine... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Image: by Michelle Eshpeter

Everything about wine is fun. It is delicious on its own and it is wonderful with food. There is a wine to match every mood, celebration or weather. All of this fun isn’t exactly free, though. Wine costs dollars and calories, two things that many... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Winterlong Brewing Co. is absolutely, positively, not a mass production brewery -- in spite of market forces. The owners, Marko and Meghan Marjanovic, call market research “playing around.” They call complications “the fun part” and frustrations... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Michelle Eshpeter

Picking up a new bottle of wine can be as difficult as cracking a secret code. What do all of these symbols and words mean? What mystical juice is hiding inside the bottle? At the end of the day, we just want it to be tasty – right? Let’s decode... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Mitch Brost

For a lot of people, dancing and drinking go hand in hand. With a buzz, you can actually dance without worrying about what other people think. If you do something foolish you can always blame it on the booze, right? more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Food Network

The great American lyricist Maxwell Anderson summed up the imperatives of this time of year better than anyone else: "Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September." more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Kaori Torigai loves beer in much the same way others love baseball. Or World of Warcraft. Like baseball, there are a mind-boggling array of statistics to consider. And, like World of Warcraft, there is a huge cast of characters. And, as in both... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: stockpholio.net

I bought a nectarine in Juneau a couple of weeks ago. It looked large and rosy and promising. The flesh was firm and yet it gave slightly under the pressure of my fingertips and I thought, “Wow, a real nectarine.” But when I cut into the fruit,... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Miche Genest

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about heading off on a trip down the Wind River. I was concerned that our group, with all our goods and chattels for the 17-day journey, was going to be overweight for the flight to the put-in at McCluskey Lake... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

I developed an interest in food and restaurants early. In this I had a companion: my friend Sarah, who at sixteen was a year older than me and even keener than I to explore everything culinary the city of Toronto had to offer. In 1971 the mainstream more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Miche Genest

The spruce tip harvest was early this year; green buds started appearing at the ends of spruce branches around mid-May in Whitehorse and continued being harvestable well into the first week of June – on higher ground at least. Best-laid plans... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM