Month: November 2011

Book Review: Unquenchable.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Unquenchable.

Unquenchable is Natalie’s second book about her favourite alcoholic beverage – wine. Packed with colourful stories about passionate personalities who inhabit the world of wine, award-winning writer Natalie travelled to Germany, Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and the Niagara region in Ontario in search of in-depth knowledge and value bottles. […]

William Fevre – One of the Best in Chablis.
Wine

William Fevre – One of the Best in Chablis.

William Fevre Chablis represents some of the best seafood compatible wines in the world, but only if you happen to like oysters and have access to well made Chablis, from a successful vintage, you are in luck. Both complement each other superbly. The region’s Kimmeridgian soil yields grapes that offer […]

History of Banquets.
Food

History of Banquets.

Banquets Egyptians of antiquity and Babylonians were the first to celebrate social occasions with lavish banquets. Some were very elaborate affairs that would make modern banquets look modest, if not downright poor. Egyptians held ceremonial feasts at least 2000 years before Romans and offered a range of food, music, dancing […]

Gin – The 'English' Distillate.
Spirits

Gin – The 'English' Distillate.

Gin Gin is one of the most popular distillates of the western world, and was invented, unlike other liquors, as a medicine by Dr. F. de La Boe in the Netherlands. The good professor was trying to create a diuretic and knew about the water-extracting qualities of juniper berries and […]