Month: December 2016

Champagne – world most luxurious sparkler
Wine

Champagne – world most luxurious sparkler

When the clock strikes at midnight on December 31 sparkling wine corks pop almost all over the world. Indulge a little this season with the world’s most luxurious sparkling wine. There are few things in life that exemplify luxury and style with immediacy, one of them the gold standard metaphor […]

The bonjour effect
Book Reviews

Book: The bonjour effect

English, North Americans and most English-speaking people from all over the world become confused in France and believe French to be arrogant and rude. In reality, they are friendly, and outgoing, once you know how to approach them, The Bonjour Effect by to Quebec writers, explores and explains almost all […]

A Gentleman in Moscow
Book Reviews

A Gentleman in Moscow

The setting of this captivating novel is the Metropol Hotel in Moscow shortly after the 1917 Revolution. New soviet authorities confine Count Rostov,  to house arrest in the hotel While there is no plot in the novel, it is revealing how a world-class hotel functions even after a violent revolution. […]

The Best Wines of Ontario
Wine Wine Reviews

The Best Wines of Ontario

According to the famous American wine writer Matt Kramer: “You cannot fake “somewhereness”. You cannot manufacture it. Indeed, you cannot even figure out its source. But when you taste a wine that has it, you know.” Of course, French knew it all along, and coined the term terroir that encompasses […]