Month: July 2013

Food and Wine Festivals
Wine

Lesser known aspects of Australian wines.

Australian wines have come a long way in both popularity and quality. They are market leaders in Far Eastern countries, the Untied Kingdom, very popular in the U S A, and Canada. The most popular are entry level, low-priced wines, but Australia produces also its fair share of fine and […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine

Stratus Winery’s new releases.

Stratus is the first LEED Canadian winery with 22 hectares of vineyards surrounding the modern building. The winery’s first consultant was Peter Gamble who made the wines of Vineland estates in 1980’s. Stratus started marketing wines beginning 2005 under the direction of J L Groulx, an experienced French winemaker who […]

Book Review: The Healer.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Healer.

Antti Tuomanien was an award-winning copywriter and has a vivid imagination. The setting and timing of this novel alone are intriguing as writers choose as far north as Helsinki, and the time, being two days before Christmas is unusual. In Europe, two days before Christmas is a busy time, since […]

Book Review: Halifax Tastes.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Halifax Tastes.

HALIFAX TASTES (Recipes From The region’s Best Restaurants) Liz Feltham Photography Scott Munn Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, Nova Scotia The author is food critic and ahs published several cookbooks. This book provides the best recipes of local restaurants. While up to the recent past Nova Scotia and Halifax restaurants offered only […]

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Summer Wine Trip.
Wine

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Summer Wine Trip.

With so many up-and-coming wine destinations continuing to improve their tourism offerings, you’ve got plenty of choices for picking the perfect wine destination for a summer trip.  Don’t break the budget while you’re there – here are my top 5 tips for making your wine vacation a success. If you […]

Book Review: Island practice.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Island practice.

Pam Belluck’s Island Practice represents a tale of quirkiness and peculiarity of an American island of the East coast. She reports on moral and political issues like abortion, substance abuse, suicide, and medical care in isolated communities without offering comment, but issues that ought to be addresses and ideally, solved […]

Book Review: Our man in Iraq.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Our man in Iraq.

Josip Broz Tito (1892 – 1980), the son of a Croat and Slovene mother, is the architect of the second Yugoslav Socialist federation that lasted from 1943 to 1992. He joined, after returning from Omsk (Russia) where he was imprisoned, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia’s government. This occurred after the 1917 […]