Women’s Wine Council...

I do not consider myself wine snob per se, but it is a fact that my palate was not formed by convenience store coolers, but by wine hand-selected by master sommeliers. Clearly some treasures exist in the vast gap between the two and in these tough economic times, I confess that the price tag of my “table wine” is enough to make me think twice about my hasty dismissal of affordably priced wines.   At...

Women’s Wine Council...

Paso Robles has long been a favorite region of mine for many reasons: temperate climate, easy going vibe and, of course, exceptional red wine.  Years ago we would travel up that way annually to spend time boating on Lake Nacimientowith family friends and the adults would always break away for a quick jaunt to Paso for some wine tasting.  It has been many years since we’ve been able to take that trip, so I...

Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread ...

In the fall, I always enjoy pumpkin bread. I used to always make it with fresh or canned pumpkin. The time, I saw the recipe from Bigelow Tea and thought I would give it a try. It’s quick and easy. I like the variation of the Orange and Spice alternative as well. Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread  Ingredients ½ cup milk 8 Bigelow® Pumpkin Spice Tea Bags* 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½...

Understanding Vietnam at t...

By Andrew Kolasinski I hired Kimly to drive me around Ho Chi Minh City on her motorcycle taxi. I had never seen a woman taxi driver anywhere in Asia, but Vietnam’s socialist economic system made no gender distinctions. After arranging to pick me up in two hours, Kimly told me, “Everything to know about Vietnam, history and people, is here in the Saigon Museum.” In District One near the Bin Thahn Market,...

WINEormous offers intimate...

I have lived in the Temecula Valley for over 10 years and have visited many tasting rooms in that time.  I have sampled some great wine, chatted with the pourers and even got to know a couple of them along the way.  I have ridden in a limo with friends and been dropped at the various stops on their circuit without any worries of driving.  So perfect: wine – check, pleasant conversation –...

Afro-Peruvian Music: The S...

By Marianne Comilang When you think of Peruvian music, the pan flutes of the Andean highlands most likely come to mind. But Peru is a rich and diverse country and as you head down the coast south of Lima, here’s where you’ll begin to hear a different type of sound – the undeniably seductive rhythms and infectious grooves of Afro-Peruvian music.   Where to Go Chincha and the district of El...

Fly High By Cheap Flights

What is the best way to travel? The answers would be, getting the cheapest flights, booking early, booking on weekdays and so on. However, half of the facts are veiled in untruth. You have to understand that cheap flights cannot just be booked in a jiffy. You have to take into consideration many aspects. Let us take a look at some myths prevailing about cheap flight booking. Tuesdays Are Good- Weekends...

Australia’s Best Cit...

By Flora Cox Australia’s Best cities for foodies With numerous food tours around the Australian cities it will be easy for you to know all the minutiae about Australian dining. Engage with some of best Australian wine makers as you tour some of the world’s re-known wineries. To get you started below are some of the top foodie cities not to miss out on your gourmet tour. Sydney Perched to the Tasman Sea,...

Quent Cordair Fine Art Is ...

Both Norm and I are fans of the artwork displayed and sold by Quent Cordair Fine Art. In fact, we have several pieces by artists it represents. We are happy to say that while they are working hard to get the gallery reopened, they are still open online. Check out the website www.cordair.com. They need support of those who appreciate romantic realism now more than ever, as they move ahead. I will be...

Courchevel: it doesn’t get...

By Shakira Chanrai It’s fair to say that I’m clumsy, particularly when it comes to mobile phones – agreeing to insure me was possibly the worst decision my insurance provider could make. For example, a couple of months ago I broke my Samsung S4 by dropping it approximately 30 feet onto a squash court – if you haven’t played squash before, I can tell you that the hard floor is pretty unforgiving not just...
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