Month: December 2012

Organizing Festive Season Parties.
Food

Organizing Festive Season Parties.

Young and old like to invite friends, relatives; even business associates to restive season parties. Companies stage celebrations in hotels or in halls to thank workers for their diligence and contribution to production. Every celebration needs food, beverages, a pleasant venue, music, entertainment, and stimulation for success. If you are […]

Barrels
Wine

Every Wine-Lover Needs a Cellar.

Every Wine-Lover Needs a Cellar Anyone who is a big lover of wine owes it to themselves to build a respectable cellar in their home. After all, you can’t expect to build a large storage of wines in an upper level of your home, especially if you don’t have a […]

Caveat Emptor.
Food

Caveat Emptor.

Ontarians living in major cities seem to be looking more and more for fresh food, and most are willing to pay for perceived or advertised freshness. First, allow me to point out that commonly used terms such as fresh, free-range, sushi-grade, grain-fed, cellar select, vintner’s select or grain-fed are not […]

Port Wines for Your Christmas Parties.
Wine

Port Wines for Your Christmas Parties.

The Douro River originates in Spain and flows through northern Portugal’s Douro valley. The valley is famous for its wines, invented by English wine merchants when England started yet another war with France in 1703. Up to that time, English imprinted and drank Bordeaux wines. When the war started, the […]

Book Review: Mortality.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Mortality.

The author, and avowed atheist, defended his beliefs and ideas in public vigorously and living life to its fullest. After a lunch that started with a couple of generously poured Scotch whiskies, followed by a glass or two of wine and eventually finishing with a digestive, he would go to […]