Month: June 2012

South Africa – The Gentle Giant Awakens II.
Wine

South Africa – The Gentle Giant Awakens II.

South Africa’s wine industry is one of the most progressive, and vibrant of all in the country. After the democratization of the government, all countries that had established trade embargoes lifted their economic sanctions and all industries started to concentrate on quality, consistency, and exports. The population of South Africa […]

Book Review: Setting the Table for Julia Child.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Setting the Table for Julia Child.

American cuisine in general is better known for hamburgers and fast foods than subtlety, excellence, and flavour. None can expect such a large country producing a range of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, and grains to have a homogenous and highly developed cuisine. Even in France, a much smaller country […]

Book Review: And No Birds Sang.
Book Reviews

Book Review: And No Birds Sang.

Farley Mowat, a lover of nature and animals, is considered one of the literary icons of Canadian literature. He is an outspoken writer with an admirable character to say what is on his mind, however politically damaging it may be. And No Birds Sang is a devastating memoir of World […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine

Professor B's June 23 Vintage Release Recommendations.

This release offers some outstanding values, and excellent quality red and white wines. Mount Gay Eclipse Black Rum from Barbados is an excellent rum that will please your palate. Serve in a cognac snifter after an extended meal and enjoy it. 0271734, $ 37.95 White wines Triomphe Chardonnay, 2010, Southbrook […]

Modern Greek Wines.
Wine

Modern Greek Wines.

There is some debate about whether winemaking was accidentally invented in Georgia or Armenia, but definitely it was ancient Greeks who popularized it in the western world, starting in the 7th century B.C. Classical writers Homer and Socrates, among others, wrote about the virtues of wine whether making offerings of […]

Floral Wines and Oriental Cuisines.
Food Wine

Floral Wines and Oriental Cuisines.

Oriental food has become quite popular in the last two decades, and most likely, will become even more popular in the near future. All oriental recipes are leaner than western than those of western Europe and certainly North America, and are considered to be healthy. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and […]