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Moonshine puts the ‘rot’ in ‘rotgut’

January 27, 2015

It goes by many names: hooch, white lightning, mountain dew, panther’s breath, bathtub gin, rotgut, corn liquor, popskull, etc. Most of us, however, know it best as “moonshine” and because of Hollywood, conjure up images of rednecks and hillbillies in the back woods of Tennessee or Kentucky making the stuff in primitive stills. Regardless of […]

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Enjoying cold weather reds

Happy New Year! Winter is the time to snuggle up to a warm, cozy fire and indulge in comfort food and drink. For wine, this means fuller flavoured red offerings that do a great job in combating the cold. Included in the large category would be Bordeaux, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Pinotage, Syrah/Shiraz, Italian reds and many […]

Drinking upscale for the holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with family, friends, festive get-togethers, and of course, great meals. What we sip with our festive foods should be something that is a notch or two above the ordinary. This is a great opportunity to pull out those special or rare bottles you’ve been hanging […]

Drinking safely in the Caribbean

It’s official: the cold weather is here to stay for a while. With its onset, many of us will be heading south for a winter vacation. The Caribbean is a prime destination for Canadians wanting to escape the season. And why not? The islands of the West Indies are abundant with tropical breezes, glorious sun-soaked […]


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