MAY JUNE 2015 - THE WINE & BEER ISSUE - FIND US ON STANDS NOW!

Cover artist: K. Neil Swanson – an artist with a quirky brush, and an eye for the surreal, seeks the sublime within the obvious to create stories on canvas. See more of his work at knswansonart.com.

features

28 The Iron Sommelier...
This Year It’s Beer!
1 Dish, 3 Sommeliers,
3 Judges and... 6 beers
Shelley Boettcher

32 Alcohol in Wine
Can there be too much?
Can there be too little?
Shelley Boettcher

34 Pedalling off the Sausages
and Beer on Germany’s
Romantic Road

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

36 Foraging 101
Finding Good Things To Eat
In Our Back Yards, Fields
and Forests
Karen Anderson

40 Dining Etiquette 2.0
How to use Digital Devices in
Restaurants without Driving
Everyone Crazy
Kate Zimmerman

42 Trending...
Smart Sommeliers Should
Brush Up Their Mandarin
Kate Zimmerman

 

departments

11 word of mouth
Notable culinary happenings around town

13 eat this
What to eat in May and June
Ellen Kelly

14 drink this
Fervently delicious beaujolais
Al Drinkle

16 get this
Must-have kitchen stuff
Karen Anderson

18 one ingredient
Asparagus
Julie Van Rosendaal

22 feeding people
Pizza on the grill
Allan Shewchuk

25 what’s cooking online?
Online and on-air with wine freaks
Kate Zimmerman

26 the sunday project
Onion Soup Gratinée
with Matthew Altizer

44 well matched
Made-in-heaven food and wine pairings
Matthew Altizer and Karen Ralph

46 stockpot
Stirrings around Calgary

47 kids can cook
Red + green grape jellyfish
Pierre Lamielle

50 9 quick ways with...
Fresh mint
Chris Halpin

52 last meal
Keep it simple and seasonal
Geoff Last

54 back burner... shewchuk on simmer
What about just dinner?
Allan Shewchuk