Month: March 2011

The Name Game.
Food

The Name Game.

The Name Game When the first settlers set foot in North America there was no cattle. They introduced the animal and it thrived on the lush meadows of the landscape. Indians hunted buffalo which provided not only meat but also leather and everything else they needed. For a long time […]

Chablis and the Wines of William Fevre.
Wine

Chablis and the Wines of William Fevre.

Chablis Connoisseurs and professionals for decades have been debating whether Chablis is an integral part of Burgundy or whether it should be considered a region in its own right. Geographically, at least, it is nearer to the southern stretches of Champagne than it is to Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Chablis’ vineyards […]

Book review: Cuba.
Book Reviews

Book review: Cuba.

Cuba, due to its proximity to the U.S.A. and its tropical climate, was at one time, a playground for millions of Americans. Many hotel corporations had built American-style hotels, and managed them the way their compatriots liked. After Fidel Castro’s revolution, this very important source of revenue for Cuba dried […]

Wine Tour de France.
Travel Wine

Wine Tour de France.

Wine Tour de France For the one or two past generations, the benchmark for most culinary delights and alcoholic beverages originated in France. This was simply because other countries, although they produced equally fine products, failed to market them effectively. The French understood intuitively marketing principles very well, starting with […]

Tokyo.
Travel

Tokyo.

Tokyo A fishing village once called Edo, Tokyo has grown to be one of the world’s biggest cities. Until Ota Dakon built the Edo Castle in 1457, Edo remained a fishing village. Emperor Meiji moved the capital of Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1869 and the importance of importance […]