Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
It's been a little quiet on the blog front for me as of late - having this second child around has made life somewhat chaotic.
Anyhow, just a quick note to let you know what is and isn't open tomorrow re: buying wine, beer and spirits:
Manitoba's Liquor Marts are closed with the following exceptions:
- The River and Osborne Liquor Mart in Winnipeg will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m.
- The Dauphin Liquor Mart will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
- The Gimli Liquor Mart will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m.
- The Lac du Bonnet Liquor Mart will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
I think I'll open a nice Canuck white or rosé tomorrow, providing the weather is good. I'll try to post a review accordingly in the near future. How about you - any plans to celebrate Canada Day with a homegrown wine or beer?
Speaking of beer, this Saturday's column is an open letter to the beer of the world - I had hoped to review the Half Pints St. James Pale Ale, which is now available in six-packs at Liquor Marts and some beer vendors, but my initial search found that it was out of stock everywhere. Well, it appears that it's once again available, and I snagged some the other day. I'll also try and get a review in this space in the days to come - perhaps in video format.
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About Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
When he wasn't bashing on a drum kit in local punk rock bands, Ben spent the mid '90s hucking cases of wine around to pay for two English degrees. Now he's the Winnipeg Free Press wine columnist and blogger.
The extent of Ben's wine experience in the mid-90s was memories of accidentally leaving a bottle of White Zinfandel in the freezer overnight, and the ensuing mess he was left with. Between 1996 and 2005 Ben absorbed all he could about wine while working at wine shops to pay for school. Meanwhile, he was churning out papers for his BA and MA in English (from the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, respectively).
Ben became the Winnipeg Free Press' weekly wine columnist in 2005, and two years later joined Wine Access magazine as a contributor, a member of their national tasting panel and a judge at the Canadian Wine Awards and International Value Wine Awards until the magazine closed up shop in 2013.
In 2013 Ben joined the Winnipeg Free Press as a copy/web editor.
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