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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, 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: 2016-12-21, 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: 2016-11-09, 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 Recipes

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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 Recipes

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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 Recipes

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Miche Genest

Most of us who came of age in the 70s have a Tiki experience somewhere in their cocktail history. Mine was in Jasper, Alberta in the winter of 1975, when I was working at Jasper Park Lodge. My pals and I celebrated every major event – birthday... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of Miche Genest

The Old Fashioned takes us right back to the beginning of the history of cocktails. In 1806 a reader wrote to the editor of The Balance and Columbian Repository, a newspaper published in Hudson, New York from 1801-1807, asking about the meaning... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If you are indulging regularly in the good old Yukon Happy Hour, you may have met last night’s mean morning friend: The Hangover. He may be dependable, but he sure is a jerk. While the obvious advice may be that prevention is more effective than... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Miche Genest

Yukon Spirits launched two whiskies while I was skiing in Japan. I have not tried either yet (one of them is sold out, I hear) and in Japan, where whisky has been winning international awards since 2001, I drank whisky only once, from a 200 ml... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Recipes

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