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    • Cutting 800 jobs will nip this recession in the bud!

      by Gordon McDowell

      CBC never saw it coming. Out from behind a dumpster sprung R4NT, swinging at CBC from behind with a rusty golf club. CBC went down. Hard.

    • La Vieille Ferme Red 2006

      by Adrian Bryksa

      When I saw this inexpensive French red, I imagine myself drinking wine out of a tumbler at some rustic vineyard in the south of France.

    • Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Jim Barry is one of Australia’s finest producers and has some of the most collectible and desirable bottlings year after year.

    • Anthony Collins – Doubts & Shouts

      by Jon Freer

      Wholeheartedly rejecting the proposition that ‘machine music’ should be opposed all that is ‘live’ and ‘organic’, this long player delves into both worlds and emerges with a pulse racing opus.

    • Rhone Gang Hold Up #6

      by Adrian Bryksa

      The appeal for this wine is going to be for consumers looking for flexibility and finesse in a red.

    • Cork Fine Wine Tasting Series featuring Argyle Wines

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Argyle Wines has been called by Wine Spectator as “Oregon’s Premier Winery” and routinely receives ratings in the 90 + rating levels from its critics.

    • Pontypool – Telefilm Grant Inspires a Wave of Terror

      by Gordon McDowell

      Since Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”, the zombie movie has seen a constant injection of fresh ideas. Pontypool carries the baton still further.

    • Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I have heard people decanting Heitz Cellars wines for 6 hours, probably due to the fact that this wine spends 3 years aging between American and French oak.

    • Calgary Hearts Dubya

      by Gordon McDowell

      The lecture circuit is an alluring mistress. She doesn’t care about your past deeds, only that you have fame. Success and failure are one in the same to her, so long as either is massive in scale.

    • Cooper Mountain Vineyards Cooper Hill Pinot Noir

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I have been inspired to revisit Pinot Noir as when it is done right, can be heaven in a glass and when done incorrectly, can be a pure disaster. To me it is the thrill of the hunt for that special pinot that is so alluring.

    • WATCHMEN – The “What is Alan’s problem?” review.

      by Gordon McDowell

      Nixon is serving a third term. The cold war is about to heat up. What’s the point in catching bank robbers, when nuclear war is about to turn the entire planet into a cinder?

    • Edge Cabernet Sauvignon

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Buying wine on tips is not unlike the stock market, sometimes there are stars but more often than not, there are dogs. Is Edge a star or a dog? Keep reading to find out.

    • Bodegas Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Due to the fact that people know I drink wine, it seems to be the standard gift gesture when people come to my home as a guest. Conversely, when I go to someones house, I like to do the same.

    • What the Squash?

      by Pamela Hruska

      After falling head over heels for butternut squash (I think it looks like beaker off the Muppets without facial characteristics), I moved into exploring the rest of the squash bin!

    • Conti Zecca Donna Marzia Primitivo IGT

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Valentine’s Day might be a commercial holiday for some, but it seemed like a good enough day to hit up the cellar and try out some Italian red.

    • Wine by the glass at Vin Room

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Vin Room, a wine bar and bistro has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. Their expansive offerings of wine by the glass and that everyone has either went or wants to go is making this a hip spot.

    • Brownie points with Slumdog Millionaire

      by Gordon McDowell

      That's what your woman has really been craving every time she goes to see a chick flick, but she doesn't know it. In fact it is scientifically impossible for a woman NOT to watch the Slumdog Millionaire end credits and not feel deeply satisfied.

    • Wyndham Estates Show Reserve Cabernet Merlot

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Do rewards come to those that wait? I have had this wine in my cellar for a few years and Sunday was going to be its day of reckoning.

    • Does Your Knife Really Cut it?

      by Pamela Hruska

      Toss those horrific finds from your local department store that are wobbly tinfoil productions. That row of Henkles that you all spend time in searching for your kitchen tools drives me crazy.

    • Barefoot Zinfandel

      by Adrian Bryksa

      My expectations for this one aren’t high, but I have seen other consumers walk out of stores with case loads of this wine and big smiles on their faces so who knows….

    • Casual Inspiration

      by Jaymi Newington

      If you love to cook it will come out in the flavor of your food. My dad always told me if you cook with a bad mind, meaning you weren’t into it, your food will taste terrible. If your heart is in it, it will be delicious!!

    • Sustainable Dining at Red Door Bistro

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Using local and provincial producers, Red Door Bistro has tried to ensure that where possible, their materials are as organic and are as free from hormones, pesticides and all those other undesirable ingredients as possible.

    • The Bucketheads – The Bomb!

      by Jon Freer

      Back in 1995, The Bucketheads, released an incredibly powerful House record, which was called The Bomb! From the first time I heard it, the track fascinated me, even though I didn’t know much about house music at the time.

    • R4NT Radio January 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio Numero Undici, featuring: Joy Denalane, Cottonbelly, Rae & Christian, ISoul8, Swamburger, Lupe Fiasco, Thunderheist, Price Fatty, and the Outerlectuals.

    • Confessions of a Sugar Bear Poacher

      by Pamela Hruska

      I swear, after about five of these guys, you'll experience a sympathetic surge of neuroexcitability, sending you into a state of pure non stop chatter and movement.

    • Annie’s Lane Riesling

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I love the versatility that Riesling offers from its potential presentation as a sticky sweet late harvest or as mouth-puckering dry example and all of the spots that it can occupy in between.

    • Artist Profile: Glass Candy

      by Jon Freer

      They make the sort of music that cuts through the hot air and has you thankful for owning ears and having the ability to listen to GC's magical and mysterious concoctions.

    • Predictions 2009

      by Maxpower & D4V

      We're back for another year, predictions 2009. Let's just hit this straight away. 2008 sucked. It was a year where Harpers Collins introduced the word 'meh' as defined as expression of indifference or boredom into the dictionary and it was a year of financial and economic turmoil.

    • Cinnamon

      by Jaymi Newington

      An ingredient that was once thought to be more precious than gold; an ingredient once traded amongst monarchs; an ingredient not only mentioned in the bible but also used by many classical writers.

    • Kendall-Jackson Jackson Estates Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Holidays can bring a time of depression, especially when faced with the ugly truth that work is awaiting along with any salivating creditors to which ones holiday good times were funded.

    • Woolfy Vs Projections

      by Jon Freer

      The resulting album is a truly magical collection of organic beauties, where live percussion, heavenly guitars and angelic vocals feature heavily.

    • New Years Bubbles – 3 Sparkling Wines Blind

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Although most people wait to enjoy sparkling wines for celebrations or parties, I would suggest drinking them at any time.

    • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

      by Adrian Bryksa

      It isn’t every day that a new child comes into the world so to celebrate his birth, I decided to dust off a bottle from the cellar of one of my favorite wines.

    • The Source feat. Candi Staton – You Got The Love

      by Jon Freer

      This record, a commercial success and a club floor filler, was my first introduction to electronic music, back in the late 80s. At the time, I was very young, but the track struck an important chord with me and showed me the emotional power of music.

    • Staying Active in the Deep-Freeze!

      by Michelle McGrath

      We have been plunged into the wintery deep-freeze for 2 weeks now. Being stuck indoors, it can become all too easy to trade our regular fitness routine in for excuses to over-indulge in the sweet treats and libations of the Holiday season.

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