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    • Black Cloud Altostratus

      by Adrian Bryksa

      The situation was like a ‘Black Cloud’ hanging over their heads. Sensing an opportunity, the duo decided to buy back the remaining inventory and brand it themselves. With that, Black Cloud was born.

    • Sónar 2010 – Barcelona, Spain

      by Jon Freer

      The festival attracts a lot of outsiders, but the Mediterranean, Spanish and more specifically Catalan nature of the people makes the festival what it is. Catalan people are passionate and this passion is infectious. The atmosphere is electric in Barcelona as a city and heightened by music and intoxicants at Sónar.

    • Summer Party Naval Styles at Seven RestoLounge

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Oysters, like wine are affected by terroir and these Miyagi’s flavor profiles ranged with one showing a cleaner, almost tropical profile and the other being more salty, marine driven. As I was devouring the seemingly endless plates put in front of us, I sipped on a glass of fine sauvignon blanc.

    • Château Fonbadet

      by Adrian Bryksa

      From a vintage perspective, 2003 was a great yet challenging in Bordeaux with intense heat arriving in August. Take 40 + degree Celsius temperatures and combine with a lack of cooling rain and one of the potential outcomes is roasted, thick skinned grapes contributing to flabby wine.

    • Terre da vino Barolo Poderi Scaronne D.O.C.G.

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I recently spotted a lonely bottle of 2005 Amon-Ra for a bargain basement price that I left on the shelf. When I went back to buy it, it was gone and I swore that I would never leave another deal like that on the table.

    • R4NT Radio March 2010

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio March 2010 um wow it’s been far too long since the last edition edition, featuring: Hector Hernandez, The Infesticons, Blockhead, Gramatik, Emika, Thunderheist, Parov Stelar, Eddy Meets Yannah, Anti-Pop Consortium, The Slew, Lighterthief, Andreya Triana, Parasyte Woman, Mathon, Venetian Snares, and Funki Porcini.

    • Le Volte

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Le Volte holds distinction as it is aged in the same oak barriques that previously housed previous vintages of their flagship Ornellaia and Masseto blends.

    • O Restaurant & Lounge revisited

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Calgary has a diverse set of urban communities, most of which have the ubiquitous strip mall watering hole. In the South West community of Marda Loop, a reinvention of this paradigm has been established.

    • Predictions 2010.. and beyond!

      by Maxpower & D4V

      So 2010 eh? Almost but not quite (no year zero they say) another decade? It seems like just yesterday that the world was waiting for Y2K. R4NT started publishing in March 2001, so we’re not quite 10 years old yet, but in internet years we are already a senior citizen.

    • Adamas Pinot Noir

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Burgundy: there are few words in the world of wine that can mean so much. Often setting an oenophilles heart aflutter, its wines are esoteric, complicated and more often than not, misunderstood.

    • Invictus

      by Pamela Hruska

      No matter what, the reality of Nelson Mandela is something that deserves screen time. Should this film even remotely intrigue the masses to take interest in this figure, the world would likely benefit greatly from it.

    • Willow Bridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      by Adrian Bryksa

      It has been a while since I have covered a white wine; I suppose the changing of the season has had me thinking more red than white. However, that’s not to say that a vino blanco can’t be enjoyable as fall sets in.

    • The Road Less Traveled.

      by Kimberley Jev

      The 3PO characters take on a life of their own, for the cartoonist, a serious approach to the development of the characters is taken to deliver Rankel’s ideas in the best possible light, in the most humoring light.

    • Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival 2009

      by Adrian Bryksa

      For the first few years, we saw it through the eyes of guests and we kept coming for the wide assortment of beers, spirits and wine. We enjoyed the wide swath of restaurants and retails showing off their samples of delectable nosh.

    • Château Latour – Martillac

      by Adrian Bryksa

      If you cellar wine, one of the great pleasures is to pluck out a wine that you have been holding and enjoy it – preferably with friends.

    • Runnin The Poirier Riddim

      by Kimberley Jev

      If you can’t handle hard hitting, body jerking, up tempo beats and heavy bass fused together with dancehall, kuduru, soca, afrobeat and blaring horn sounds, then you are in no way ready for the riddims Poirier has to deliver.

    • Pushing The Corporate Boundaries

      by Kimberley Jev

      Calgary lack an appreciation for creative groups pushing the boundaries of what is considered the norm. It seems as though Calgary wouldn’t know good taste if it slapped them silly.

    • Calgary’s Low Carbon Future

      by Gordon McDowell

      Calgary’s Low Carbon Future – Live coverage of keynote speakers. How will Calgary address the challenges of an economy being dragged kicking and screaming towards a lower carbon footprint?

    • St. Supéry Élu

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I decided to check out the selection of wines at a corner market near where I was staying. Amongst the Bud Light Lime and other various malt beverages, I came upon a small but modest wine section.

    • Fresh

      by Pamela Hruska

      I’m hungry and I want to eat. I want to eat well. I wish for it to be sustainable. I wish for it to be accessible. Most importantly, I wish marketing didn’t lead us down the ‘garden path’ to anywhere but the garden.

    • R4NT Radio August 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio August 2009 dammit summers over edition, featuring: Love Gernades, Hipp-e, Aaron Jerome, The Disco Builders, Two Fingers, Saukrates, Asheru, Juice Aleem, Flowering Inferno, Speech Debelle, Geggy Tah and Trentmøller.

    • Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Shiraz

      by Adrian Bryksa

      For this months review, I thought it was time to visit my cellar again. When I buy wine to cellar, I usually purchase it with an event in mind. It is a on the rare occasion that pull something out of the cellar to drink on my own and that’s what happened here.

    • Comedy of Allyson Smith

      by Gordon McDowell

      The performance was hilarious each time, but also tuned to different levels of filthiness. Sadly, Allyson’s “It goes to eleven” moments can’t be represented on YouTube, lest the Internet’s pristine reputation become sullied.

    • Narkoojee Cabernet Sauvignon

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Narkoojee is a family run vineyard located in the relatively obscure Central Gippsland sub-region, which for those familiar with Australia is about 2.5 hours south east of Melbourne.

    • It’s Actually Good To Be Here

      by Kimberley Jev

      There is always such serious talk about art and artists in the city as if magic could happen overnight, while it is true that funding of the arts must be discussed more light must be shed on artists using other avenues to promote and sell work.

    • Green Party vs Pirate Party

      by Gordon McDowell

      Any lobbyist looking to maintain 100 year copyrights would welcome the spectacle of Greens and Pirates fighting over copyright voters.

    • Airlie Maréchal Foch

      by Adrian Bryksa

      The varietal is an interesting one as it is a hybrid grape that may produce wines of tremendous breadth from light, Beaujolais stylized examples to rich, full bodied wines.

    • When Diva’s Become Hustlers.

      by Kimberley Jev

      A fire breathing diva who still knows how to love, tough but sweet and loved by the president Obama and his wife as was seen at the recent inauguration of America's first African American president.

    • Sneaker’s Delight

      by Kimberley Jev

      The gallery style store are known for their exclusive rights to carry certain shoes causing sneaker enthusiasts from all parts of the city to camp out in front of their stores to get their hands on the latest gear.

    • The Gamers Rythmn Heaven: Nintendo DSi

      by Kimberley Jev

      The Nintendo is so effortless to control that it has been reported that the Queen of England herself indulges in a little Nintendo now and then.

    • Hillside Estate Pinotage

      by Adrian Bryksa

      This wine rates in my top 10 Canadian wines, and I would seek it out at if you are interested in giving it a try.

    • Summer or winter, skiing is always on the mind!

      by Jaymi Newington

      This past year, our group decided that it was time to go on a real, multi-day back country, no showers, no hot tubs, type ski trip. In August I got a shiny new set of ski boots. In November we booked our trip for March and come December my husband and I started ‘practicing’.

    • Corte Giara Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore

      by Adrian Bryksa

      It is also the reason that Ripasso wines are often referred to as ‘Baby Amarone’ since that secondary fermentation takes place on the same lees used to make Amarone.

    • Clos la Coutale

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Since new world malbec are all the rage for their ripe, bold fruit forwardness, I thought it would be interesting to observe the differences between style and presentation from old to new.

    • R4NT Radio April 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio April 2009 what’s that in the air edition, featuring: Yppah, Recloose, Clyde, Sepalot, Black Spade, Two Fingers, Shuttle, Quite Nyce & Radar Ellis, and Wigald Boning.

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