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    • Yes Man

      by David Gluzman

      Even though this movie is very tongue and cheek, I believe it will resonate with many at a deeper level. How many times in a day do you say “No,” and why do you?

    • Huber Grüner Veltliner Obere Steigen D.A.C.

      by Adrian Bryksa

      This is an almost exclusive Austrian varietal that seems to fit in between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc stylistically and sometimes exhibits some characteristics commonly found in Riesling. It sound like my kind of white.

    • The Best Of Mr. Bongo

      by Jon Freer

      Mr. Bongo is a goliath in the compilation market and celebrates 20 years of pushing exciting music from South America and other continents with this Best Of Mr. Bongo two disc set.

    • Dining in Paros, Greece: Sho-Sho

      by Jaymi Newington

      Wine, bread, appetizer entrée all arrived in such perfect succession that it was obvious that these owners are just as excited for you to taste their delectable creations as you are to taste them. Another nice treat was the large selection of exclusively local wines that this restaurant stocks with a description of where in the country they come from.

    • 2006 Pillar Box Red

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Decant, decant, decant. I find myself talking about this more and more when it comes to red wines, especially new ones.

    • Artist Profile: Calm

      by Jon Freer

      His tracks embody the beauty of life and the world that surrounds us. Stylistically, he produces material that can be placed in categories such as downtempo, nu-jazz and house, but like all musical greats, some of productions defy easy categorization.

    • CSN Wine and Spirits: Bordeaux Bonanza

      by Adrian Bryksa

      There are certain feelings of anticipation that come over a person when they are given the opportunity to try wines deemed perfect by world experts.

    • Influences: DJ Marky

      by Jon Freer

      Influences: DJ Marky is actually an incredible body of music, featuring everything from sweet guitar driven cuts sourced from his home country, to soulful grooves, fantastic house efforts and buoyant disco, before finishing at breakneck D&B.

    • Vinya l’Hereu Petit Grealo

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Every time I think that I have seen all this wonderful city of Calgary has to offer in terms of wines and spirits, I encounter something more amazing and more jaw dropping than I could possibly imagine.

    • Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tuna

      by Jon Freer

      The Scruffy one’s Tuna is finally on the menu, a few years after waving his jazzy trousers around, keeping it incredibly surreal and getting dubby on his debut. There are only a few silly track titles on this album and Ninja Tuna features a host of major musical players.

    • David Walker Wines launches Mission Hill’s Perpetua and Quatrain

      by Adrian Bryksa

      When you are a wine freak like me, getting sent invites to wine launch parties brings a combination of nerves, excitement and anticipation.

    • R4NT Radio November 2008

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio Emotional Rollercoast Edition featuring: Yoshida Brothers, Cat Power, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Sia, J Dilla, Ave.To, The Long Lost, Sufjan Stevens, and Natalie Walker!

    • Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Lately, I have found several very good wines from Spain at value prices and lately it seems like the number of offerings is expanding due to their high quality and affordable prices. Perhaps I can add this offering to the list?

    • Bassermann-Jordan Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling Kabinett

      by Adrian Bryksa

      November 4th, 2008 a historic day for the United States and the world. I believe I may have found a historic German Riesling!

    • Sloppy fun: An interview with Jason Collett

      by Gen Handley

      The soon-to-be father of four is once again making his way across Canada, serenading a solid legion of fans and creating new ones along the way. He was one of the founding fathers of Broken Social Scene but has since taken his own route, one that isn’t as flashy, but is still heading in the right direction.

    • Clos de Los Siete

      by Adrian Bryksa

      This wine is exciting with dark, inky deep purple tones to it. With the first sniffy sniff, there is a nice blackberry component poking through with some white pepper and a nice hint of toasted oak. To stand up to this wine, match it up with some hard, old Cheddar and biscuits.

    • 2008 Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival

      by Adrian Bryksa

      For the third straight year, editors from Reading for New Times attended the Calgary stop of the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival. The festival brings Calgarians a taste of some of the finest wines, beers and spirits being offered in the city……

    • Still feisty and still charming

      by Gen Handley

      Feist was as playful and entertaining as ever, swooning through a long list of songs from her two albums including a jazzy version of Inside and Out, which was introduced as a cover of Guns and Roses’ November Rain to invoke a sea of waving lighters and cell phones.

    • Value Wine Experiment – 3 Reds under $15.00

      by Adrian Bryksa

      He pulled me over to an Australian blend which seemed interesting as a 2005 at 11 dollars, so I made it my choice. Ian grabbed a 2007 Chilean Cabernet and David jumped on an 2006 Argentine Malbec

    • Body of Lies

      by Gordon McDowell

      Rebecca tears his shirt off and pours hot wax down his chest. She rapes him while grinding a broken light bulb into his back. And she also scratches his back with her fingernails. Ah, 1993 was a simpler time, one of indian burns and 20 chocolate bars jammed into various body cavities.

    • Zimmermann Rosshimmel Riesling

      by Adrian Bryksa

      As I continued to sip, the terroir to which the grapes were grown continued to shine through with those much desired flint, rock and mineral aspects pouring through.

    • Stark – Condé Syrah

      by Adrian Bryksa

      For the most part, I typically stay away from South African wines, for no good reason other than I haven’t had one that has really excited me or blown me away. Maybe this Syrah will change that.

    • Spore

      by Ian Harding

      I very quickly found that designing my own elements was more tedious than enjoyable. It got to the point where I would put a block, a window, and a door, and click save just so that I could move on with the game.

    • Nights in Rodanthe

      by Pamela Hruska

      If anything, this movie highlights the fact that in any stage of life, you will not evade the debacle of trying to solidify a really firm idea of exactly what you want. Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, this film captures the author’s style quite closely.

    • The Little Penguin Merlot

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I find myself picking up bottles, reading the labels and examining the packaging and wondering what makes the average consumer choose it over the countless others in the sea of similarly priced products.

    • Against Me! interview with Tom Gabel

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Preceding their latest tour stop in Calgary, I had a chance to sit down with Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel to talk about the tour, the past, the present and the future and also had a chance to spin a few miscellaneous questions in as well.

    • Caves Alianca Quinta dos Quatro Ventos Douro

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I immediately thought that this wine would be an excellent contender for the cellar as in my experience, they often are much better in a few years time when they have had a chance to mellow out in bottle.

    • Chris Gheran & The Graveyard Gang

      by Crom

      A rainbow sprang forth from the speakers, and made it possible for me to again believe that solid tunes can be produced not only in our day and age, but in our area code as well.

    • Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif

      by Adrian Bryksa

      I remember the day I first tried this wine and it was all I talked about with all my oenophile friends. I rushed out and bought as much as I could and stockpiled it in my cellar. Since then, many Merlots, Shirazes and Chardonnays have become between us.

    • Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson

      by David Gluzman

      I originally sat down on the couch to read the latest issue of WIRED magazine and decided to plop in some new music.. While dodging the overwhelming amount of ads presented to me in the magazine I was suddenly completely unable to stay focused on what I was looking at and was completely absorbed by the music being played.

    • Gems at a Christie’s Auction

      by MaxPower

      Obviously not everyone can or would choose to spend into six or seven digits (or four or five for that matter) for a piece of art, however by viewing the pieces that come up for auction one can get a better understanding of how and why art is priced.

    • Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Typically, this is a 90 + point rated wine from Wine Spectator. It is an excellent example of an outstanding medium bodied Nebbiolo from Northern Piedmont in Italy, delivering a slightly hard candy, floral bouquet with a orangish hue.

    • R4NT Radio September 2008

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT 10th Anniversary Edition featuring: Pop Levi, Replife, Foreign Beggars, Grouch, Eyereel Allstars, Blakkat, Mr.Scruff, Marcel and Kirsty Hawkshaw!

    • Esser Cellars Chardonnay

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Coming out of the bottle, it exhibited a pale honey straw-ish color and the nose is delivered a bit of baked apple and honey along with some toasted oak, which almost makes it seem like apple pie.

    • 2008 Olympic Medals Per Capita

      by MaxPower

      As a Canadian, whenever I watch the Olympics I always compare our performance to that of the US. Of course, Canada will never compete on a medal for medal basis with the Americans and indeed the recent Beijing Summer Olympics has made it appear that the globe is currently in a dual-pole medal universe revolving around China and the US.

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