Month: April 2012

Book Review: Fall From Grace.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Fall From Grace.

The author, a lawyer turned writer, has created a psychological thriller that keeps the reader on tenterhooks to find out what the following page will reveal. The narrative is studded with a lot of psychological observations, and sailing jargon. He seems to possess a penchant for psychology and must be […]

What Hotel Guests Leave Behind.
Travel

What Hotel Guests Leave Behind.

Ask any hotel housekeeper about lost and found, he/she will tell you astonishing stories. Large hotels maintain departments within housekeeping to inventory items left behind, or forgotten with relevant details for tracing. Some things are left behind on purpose, but most are not. A large-size, well-worn bra may be left […]

Osyoos La Rose – One of the finest red wines of Okanagan Valley.
Wine

Osyoos La Rose – One of the finest red wines of Okanagan Valley.

When Messrs. Triggs and A. Jackson created Vincor with much financial help from savvy businessmen and the public, their goal was to create wines of distinction. Among their various objectives, these to create an organization owning operating well-equipped and managed wineries all over the world, produce above average Canadian wines, […]

Rare Grape Varieties Yield Exotic and Appealing Wines.
Wine

Rare Grape Varieties Yield Exotic and Appealing Wines.

There are well over 7000 grape varieties, and more come on stream annually. Most of the newcomers are hybrids specially developed to either ripen early in cool-climate regions, or are disease-resistant, or are dark skinned, or posses other attributes to suit a particular need. There are also many grape varieties […]

Book Review: The End of Illness.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The End of Illness.

The author, of this brilliantly conceived and written book ably summarisers the most significant clinical findings in recent years pertaining to aging and disease. His opinions are solid and backed by science. The good doctor (an oncologist) states that the human body represents a delicate balance of homeostatic conditions and […]

Santander.
Travel

Santander.

Romans on the Bay of Santander founded this small city on the Atlantic Coast of Spain. The perfectly shaped harbour on the bay was the favourite summer residence of King Alfonso XIII in the 1900’s. Santander has a population of 180 000 and offers tourists several beaches (El Sardiniero being […]

Book Review: The American Way of Eating.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The American Way of Eating.

The author, a journalist with interest in food and its distribution in America, has succeeded in creating a highly interesting and revealing book. It explains in detail how, and under what conditions, produce is harvested, graded, packaged, and distributed to cities. The she works for Walmart, the biggest grocery store […]