Month: January 2013

Book Review: Before the Poison.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Before the Poison.

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and now divides his time between his hometown and Toronto. He is the author of 19 books featuring inspector Banks. In this his first fiction novel, intelligent dialogue, tangible setting, smart and original characters, measured humour, lucid prose, and interesting plot compel the reader […]

Book Review: Lonely Planet’s Estonia, latvia and Lithuania.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Lonely Planet’s Estonia, latvia and Lithuania.

These Baltic countries started developing their tourism potential ever since they gained their freedom from the Soviets. By all accounts, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were popular with the citizens of Leningrad now St. Petersburg. These small countries have long political and cultural histories worth exploring. Of special interest are the […]

Book Review: The Facilitator’s Fieldbook.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Facilitator’s Fieldbook.

Facilitators represent an important segment of all types of industries and organizations, which need new ideas or innovations in production, marketing, products, and to inspire employees. This voluminous book full of charts and diagrams explains how to present information effectively and organize processes to ensure that group time spent is […]

Food and Wine Festivals
Wine

Australia’s Winemakers are looking beyond Shiraz and Chardonnay.

Many wine drinkers swear by Australian shiraz and chardonnay. Grapes are not indigenous to the continent, but were introduced by English settlers. Shiraz, especially in South Australia has made red wines from this continent famous, and chardonnay, being a “chameleon” grape grows in almost every wine producing region. Now that […]

Book Review: Moscow.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Moscow.

Moscow has grown by leaps and bounds since the U S S R dissolved in its many component states. It is now a dynamic city with a lot of commercial activity that generates at least 25 per cent of all taxes paid in the country of 142 million. This is […]

wine
Wine

Piedmont’s Progress.

Over centuries, this world-famous region has taken the nebbiolo to iconic stratums, and debuted distinctive and outstanding wines. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps, Piedmont, with its strong ties to tradition, seems shielded from the external world as it is from the elements, but in reality, winemakers know […]