theatre, arts and culture in Edmonton

Month: October 2014

Stix and the City: The Yarn Harlot comes to Edmonton

Stix and the City: The Yarn Harlot comes to Edmonton

Mea culpa, Stephanie: my paper ran that headline you hate so much. I am culpable; I sort of egged them into it with my first line. I swear it wasn’t meant to play off that old stereotype, but I can see why the muggles took […]

The Chocolate Issue

The Chocolate Issue

Humans have known that chocolate is awesome for millennia. This week’s Vue is The Chocolate Issue. It was my first feature issue as Dish editor, and I think it turned out pretty well if I may say so myself. Which I can, because I just […]

Benziger & Biodynamics

Benziger & Biodynamics

A ram’s horn filled with manure and buried under the full moon: it sounds like some kind of archaic ritual, but it’s actually a practice carried out by thousands of contemporary winemakers. Biodynamics is essentially organic agriculture with an esoteric twist. It is based on […]

So you want to be a Sommelier?

So you want to be a Sommelier?

When I tell people I’m a sommelier their typical reaction is usually one of both admiration and confusion. “A sommelier?” they ask. Then, “Wow! But what exactly does that mean?” (There was also that memorable time one of my father’s co-workers asked him, baffled, if […]