Tag: Alcohol

1997, Books, Non-Fiction

The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Choosing Wine (1997) by Philip Seldon

I did not finish this book. The version I have is from 1997 and is way out of date. It is out of date in terms of pricing, which doesn’t matter, but also in terms of the way Seldon thinks about wine. I read a book about Canadian whisky recently (published within the last decade) …

2017, Books

Canadian Whisky, Second Edition: The New Portable Expert (2017) by Davin de Kergommeaux

I’m Canadian but I know every little about Canadian whisky. For most of my adult life I’ve definitely conflated “rye” and “Canadian” and only knew that some whiskies were Canadian through osmosis. Aside from a period of drinking “CC & G” as my go-to cocktail and another period of always having Wiser’s at home (usually …

Beer, Food

Ontario’s Beer Stores Now Even Worse

If you’re not from Ontario, you may be surprised to learn that The Beer Store, the Ontario chain licensed to sell beer, is not actually a good place to go for beer. Rather, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario is. That may seem a little weird, but it’s true. If you are from here, and …