With wine crates juxtaposed against raw stonewalls, dangling Edison bulb chandeliers, and an imposing climate controlled wine cooler, stepping into JR The Wine Experience feels like entering a high-end tasting room as found in many major cosmopolitan cities. Yet this is Amman Jordan, a sun-bleached Middle Eastern country where a strongly Muslim population contests alcohol … Continue Reading →
Posts by: Ryan Edwardson
Carakale Brewing Company is Jordan’s first and only craft brewery. Their beers reflect Jordanian and Middle Eastern cultural and culinary elements. Continue Reading →
Step into any thriving bar these days and you are bound to come face-to-face with an imposing selection of ornate beer taps offering a wide range of drinkables. Craft beers have taken over and the variety, from tart gose sours to smooth chocolate milk stouts, means a greater choice than ever. Small town breweries are … Continue Reading →
Crawling five exciting craft beer bars in Dublin, Ireland. Our visit to the Porterhouse, Galway Bay, J.W. Sweetman, L. Mulligan Grocer, and P.Macs. Continue Reading →
This castle turned hotel in Northern Ireland possesses one of 10 coveted carved doors celebrating Game of Thrones. It’s also notoriously haunted! Our visit to Ballygally Castle. Continue Reading →
The fifth and final instalment of our journey tracking down the Top 5 Attractions along the Romanesque Route in Germany’s heartland. Weaving through the Klötzer forest in a horse-drawn wagon, Beachwood shadows casting their imposing lines upon us, it is easy to feel as if one has stepped back in time. After days of navigating a combination … Continue Reading →
The lure of an undiscovered wine is often incentive enough for vineyard enthusiasts to make their way to a region. To this end, many people will find happiness in Naumburg, Germany.
Tucked away 60kms from Leipzig and sitting on the Saale river, Naumburg is a charming piece of German heartland situated along the Romanesque Route. Its colourful historic burgher buildings and tree-lined promenade make for a peaceful stop along the Romanesque route and one that should not be overlooked, especially if you are a wine lover! Continue Reading →
What’s so special about Quedlinburg?
The third instalment of our journey tracking down the Top 5 Attractions along the Romanesque Route in the German heartland. Continue Reading →
The second instalment of our journey tracking down the Top 5 Attractions along the Germany’s Romanesque Route . Continue Reading →
One writer explores the roads that makes up the Germany’s Romanesque Route. Continue Reading →
“You can’t choose your family but you can choose your beer,” joked Padraig Fox, Export Manager for Rye River Brewing Company, in conveying the tagline for McGargles Irish Family Brewing. The beers, deftly personified by caricatures of a dysfunctional family, range from the elder matron Granny Mary (Red Ale) to hipster Cousin Rosie (Pale Ale). A very modern advertising approach that stands out in a beer field traditionally branded with stereotypical harps and shamrocks.
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Rumbling drums and droning vocals from the edge of the performance tent signified the arrival of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers. A minute later a procession of bodies swayed down the aisle, heavy with song and regalia, feet stomping upon earth, twisting the audience around to take it all in. Continue Reading →
You might not expect to find a crêperie in Canada’s Far North. But believe it: Café Balzam serves up authentic Parisian crêpes in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Continue Reading →