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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: 2017-05-10, 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: 2017-03-08, 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: 2017-02-08, 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: 2016-11-23, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-16, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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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: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Katherine Bunce

My first try at making wine jelly occurred recently while visiting my hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. My mom and I spent an afternoon together attempting a wine jelly and a cherry whisky jam. I say “attempting” because the results were less... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Jeffrey Care

When Fawn Fritzen's new CD, Pairings, debuts at the Old Fire Hall on Saturday, it won't be your typical Whitehorse album launch. For one thing, many of those in attendance already have a connection to the project as contributors to Fritzen's... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Rick Massie

There’s at least one person for whom the drought in California has a silver lining. Luigi Zanasi is hoping for some magic to come out of his garage this year, thanks to the intense wine grapes he believes the California drought has produced. more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Miche Genest

We are a territory of enthusiasts. We dive in with total commitment, whatever our passion is — First Nations governance, yoga, politics, skiing, sledding, social justice, mining, conservation or coffee — and once the bit is between our teeth we... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Let’s take a trip back in time, circa 1997. The Simpsons, season 8, episode 9. Homer goes to a chilli cook-off. Unimpressed by the selection, he makes a final stop at Chief Wiggum’s chilli station. Wiggum warns Homer, “I have added an extra... more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

In an interview, Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, admitted somewhat sheepishly, that yes, it was a bit embarrassing learning how to play the slide guitar on stage. All his mistakes were out there for the audience to see. more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Miche Genest

This is a story about ice wine, and we will get to it in a roundabout way. Recently my husband Hector forwarded me an email from the farmer who, last fall, had sold us half a pig, four chickens, and our Thanksgiving turkey. more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

I was in the Yukon Liquor Corporation about six weeks ago, when I was delighted to make the acquaintance of an old friend. more

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages

I'm always interested whether when people choose the foods for dinner first, and then select accompanying wines, or vice versa. I use both methods. Several weekends ago my partner and I hosted a cheese fondue in honour of a friend's birthday... more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages

Since September there have been some good additions to the Yukon Liquor Corp. (YLC) shelves. October and November seem to be emerging as the wine tasting season in the Yukon. In the span of five weeks, I participated in, or organized, three... more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages

While we had an exceptional summer, part of me welcomes the changing leaves, grey cool days, slower pace, stars, and northern lights. This change of season has brought me back to our kitchen, making pasta, pizza and roast meats. And my partner and... more

Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM Beverages

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About a year ago, I worked with Yukon Artists @ Work on a project called "Canvas Confidential," a fundraiser to help Yukon artists if illness prevented them from working. As part of this event, we hosted a wine tasting, and had very specific... more

Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM Beverages