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Familiar Whine

Originally published in NOW Magazine

For additional context to this article, please visit my post entitled Beverage Alcohol System Review (BASR) Highlights 7 more words


2011 Small Gully Mr. Black's Little Book Shiraz - Australia

While browsing the vintage section at the local LCBO I came across this curious bottle of wine. “New Arrival” it said. Wonderful. Turns out this wine received a 91 in March 2014 from… 192 more words


Fishes, Loaves and The Red Daily Slosh

My favourite blues singer (Beth Hart) and one of the all time great guitarists (Jeff Beck) celebrating the great Buddy Guy. Rocking a classic. Pair with the Carmenere below. 1,216 more words


Beverage Alcohol System Review (BASR) Highlights

My latest article for NOW Magazine appears in print today.   Familiar whine (I don’t pick the headlines) recalls an Ontario government-sponsored report that recommended the province rid itself of the LCBO to allow for a more robust, competitive, private system that would actually deliver substantially more revenue to the provincial treasury. 621 more words


Letter: Study advocating for alcohol sales in convenience stores flawed

Re: Ontario’s alcohol rules are ludicrous, Aug. 21.

The recent C.D. Howe Institute study advocating for alcohol sales in convenience stores is deeply flawed on many levels. 290 more words


Shrimp Sushi Parfaits

When I started working on this post I accidentally hit “publish” instead of “preview”. I was in shock over my mistake so I quickly reverted the post back to draft BUT for those of you who email subscribe I think you still might have received some strange looking unfinished post with probably no pics. 766 more words


Turning 36 Ain't No Thang...

I celebrated my birthday on the weekend. I turned 36.

…yes, 36. 

I am now officially closer to my 40’s than my 20’s. Mind-blowing. It’s crazy to think about. 291 more words