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What does natural wine even mean?

What does natural wine even mean?

My latest story in Edify is a deep(er) dive on natural wines. I really wanted to dig into this topic further and explore what’s going on with natural wines in Edmonton particularly. I spoke with Erik Mercier of Juice Imports, Alberta’s first natural wine import 

Taste testing Odessa Black: Ukraine’s hybrid grape varietal

Taste testing Odessa Black: Ukraine’s hybrid grape varietal

Tonight I’m enjoying a unique wine from Ukraine. That’s right, Ukraine. This is the first wine I’ve ever tried from this country, which has a pretty tiny wine industry. The winery, Kolonist, is new to the Alberta market. I had been tipped off about these 

Bone dry bubbly from Champagne

Bone dry bubbly from Champagne

We are already well into February and the New Year seems like it was a million years ago already, but I’ve been meaning to post about the lovely bottle of Grower Champagne that I drank to ring in the New Year: Baron-Fuenté Grande Réserve Brut.  If 

The Astrology of r/WallStreetBets

The Astrology of r/WallStreetBets

I briefly looked into the astrology of GameStop last week when I (and millions of others around the world) became fascinated by the short squeeze that is currently happening with that stock. Over the course of reading and researching this, I saw several people comment 

Astrology of February 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of February 2021: Monthly Overview

The shortest month of the year starts off with a stellium in Aquarius. All of the Sacred Seven planets are in Aquarius on the 1st except the Moon – who will ingress just a few days later on the 9th – and Mars, who is 

The Astrology of GameStop

The Astrology of GameStop

I wanted to do a quick post looking at the astrology of GameStop. Like many around the world, I have been fascinated by the short squeeze that is currently occurring with this company’s stock, driven by people organizing on the WallStreetBets subreddit, and I had 

Exploring Canuck Astrology: Reading Canada’s Natal Chart

Exploring Canuck Astrology: Reading Canada’s Natal Chart

I recently did a deep dive into verifying Canada’s natal chart. The commonly used one is July 1, 1867 at midnight in Ottawa, which gives an Aries rising chart. That didn’t make much sense to me at first glance, so I wanted to explore the 

Gazing into the Crystal Glass: 2021 Wine Trends

Gazing into the Crystal Glass: 2021 Wine Trends

It’s probably a dumb idea to make predictions about anything these days (says the woman who’s studying astrology), but I gave it a shot in my latest piece for Edify. I took a look at the wine trends I think we might see in 2021, 

Figuring out Canada’s Natal Chart: Aries Rising, Really?

Figuring out Canada’s Natal Chart: Aries Rising, Really?

Recently I was talking to some folks (shoutout to my fellow Canadian RSPMs!) about the natal chart of Canada. As with all nations, there’s debate over the exact time and location to use for Canada’s chart so there are a few different versions. Canada officially 

Toasting away 2020 with Grower Champagne

Toasting away 2020 with Grower Champagne

Just a quick post today, on this last day of 2020, to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I hope you are all raising a glass of something delicious tonight whilst wishing 2020 a very merry fuck you. I also wanted to share my 

Astrology of January 2021: monthly overview

Astrology of January 2021: monthly overview

Initially I intended to post an overview of the astrology for all 12 months of the year. However, the word count on that post hit over 6000 (and counting) and I decided it would be way more digestible to break it down into single month 

Natural wine musings and review of an Austrian natural wine

Natural wine musings and review of an Austrian natural wine

I recently picked up a case of wine from Color de Vino. In the last few years, they’ve really honed in on the natural wine zeitgeist. I was interested in dipping my toe further into natural wine after finishing my last freelance wine story of