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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of the Gates Collection

This is a slightly different edition of The Bookshelf. As with the earlier columns, this one features a book that reflects on Canadian and Yukon history. The difference is that this column is going to direct you to a website... Read more



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... Read more



June 19, 2014 Issue

I find myself in a foreign land in the southern hemisphere — New Zealand to be precise. New Zealand has two big islands, North Island and South Island. I’m currently in Auckland, on the North Island. Read more

Travel Outside

The third Thursday of November, chalkboards across France announced, Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! (literally, "The new Beaujolais has arrived!"). This annual event is the first opportunity for wine lovers to taste the first wines made from... Read more


In the week that followed the holidays, when I returned to earth with a thump to reflect on the fun and parties and food and drink I had consumed over the holiday season, there was a moment when I thought I'd spend all of January eating those... Read more


One of the fun questions I enjoy asking wine drinkers is, if you had one wine to take with you to a desert island, what would it be? I have several good friends who would choose New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, with their zesty, grapefruit-y notes, ... Read more


The best wine experiences that I have enjoyed have been dinners with friends, often under unexpected circumstances. There was a night in the mortuary of the English Cemetery in the middle of a traffic circle in Florence, Italy, where I drank wonderf Read more