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Wine, Beer, Spirits and Bars in Calgary

Calgary's Boozy Club Just for Women

Local tasting club Femmes Fatales YYC provides a social platform for ladies to delve into the world of brown spirits.

Why Alberta Bars Can't Infuse Spirits, or Barrel-Age or Batch Cocktails

Infusing alcohol is still prohibited in Calgary and that means we are lagging behind other cocktail cities like Toronto.

In Defense of Simpler Drinking

You know what they say: sometimes simple is more. According to Kevin Brooker, that's especially true when it comes to cocktails.

Drinking Advice From Calgary's Pros

We asked five Calgary bartenders their best advice for getting the hang of this cocktail thing.

12 Local Items to Stock Your Home Bar With

Everyone’s eating local these days, so why not drink local, too? Stock your supply with these delicious, mostly homegrown, bar basics.

Wines from Washington and Oregon that You Should Try

For stylish wines with a sense of place, just look to the west.

40 Calgarians Bought a Winery in Argentina

It’s not a completely uncommon story — a group of Calgarians invest in an upstart winery, get a bunch of wine and maybe a bit of money out of it down the road. What’s different about this one is that the winery is neither in the Okanagan nor even southern Ontario. It’s in Argentina.

6 Changes to Look for at the Renovated Willow Park Wine & Spirits

An extensive renovation means more space, a new floor, a mixology centre and more rum.

How to Make Earls' Amaretto Sour

Earls helps rehabilitate a cocktail outcast.

Rundle Lounge's Wild Rose Lemonade

How it came to be and what you need to make your own.

5 Seasonal Beers for Summer

Summer is slipping away so why not chase it with one of these fine season-appropriate beers before it's too late?

New Cocktail Bar: Proof

Cocktails are the name of the game at Proof, but the small bites are fighting for your attention too.

New Restaurant: Park Restaurant + Bar

This new Banff restaurant, bar and distillery puts a contemporary spin on campfire cooking and serves it up right.

Bringing Back Lambrusco

This effervescent red wine from Italy that peaked in popularity in the 1970s and '80s is the perfect wine for summer.

5 Tequila Cocktails to Try for National Tequila Day

Friday, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Celebrate it as it should be celebrated: with a tequila-based cocktail.

Modern Steak's Cocktail List Twists the Classic Caesar

Among its drinks is the Dirty South with steak sauce and bourbon.

5 New Bars in Calgary

Here are just five of the newest places to grab a drink this summer.

New Restaurant: Last Best Brewery

This new brewpub has 11 house-made beers on tap and a fine selection of elevated pub fare to boot.