Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Have you heard that Calgary has it’s first winery? You might be questioning how that is possible, considering our lack of wine growing weather conditions, but City & Country Winery has quite an interesting concept. They import grapes from all over the world. Once here, they can blend different varieties together to make their wine …

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Being as I am a cocktail aficionado, it might come as a surprise to you that I finally got to experience Shelter. This hidden cocktail bar is everything that you could possibly want from one. It’s cozy, trendy, has fab decor, great service, and of course, superb drinks! We stopped by on Saturday night and …

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Fancy a cognac? How about Grand Marnier? Do you even know the differences between the two? I would say my knowledge was quite limited, and so recently we signed up for a Grand Marnier master class with no other than the infamous Patrick Raguenaud. Mr. Raguenaud joined Grand Marnier is 2004 as a master blender. …

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Alberta Beer Festivals organizes six different sampling events throughout the province for the year. Last night, I attended The Mashing, held in the Grandstands at Stampede Park. The festival brought together a mix of fifty-five breweries, distilleries, and cideries from across the province, as well as various food vendors and entertainment stages. A general admissions …

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Connecting the neighbourhood of East Village to the beautiful St. Patrick’s Island, Skipping Stone Bridge is one of my favourites in Calgary. It’s the only pedestrian bridge that links the two and is a lovely piece of artwork to admire. It was designed by a French architecture firm from Paris, and the design was voted …

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