Month: May 2017

Of All That Ends
Book Reviews

Of All That Ends

This posthumous collection of Günter Grass (1927 – 2015) offers gentle, intimate meditations, illustrated by his own black and white drawings. Grass apprenticed as a stonecutter, and later started drawing, and writing. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1990. In one reminiscence, he recalls his start as a […]

African Food Cultures
Food

African Food Cultures

Africa is one of the largest continents with more than 30 million km 2 and a population surpassing one billion. It is the second largest populous continent, after Asia. Africa’s history involves mostly colonisation by once powerful and rich countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Portugal and […]

2017 Burgundy Domaine Tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

2017 Burgundy Domaine Tasting

2017 Burgundy Domaine Tasting Legendary and world famous Burgundy wines stand out as brilliant gems in the wine world. Recently, the Burgundy domains association organized a tasting of its wines in Toronto to showcase the quality of its products. 16 wineries and two negociants proudly poured their wines for an […]

2017 Domaines and Maisons Tasting of Champagne Henriot, Bouchard Pere Et Fils, William Fevre, and Villa Ponciago
Wine Wine Reviews

2017 Domaines and Maisons Tasting of Champagne Henriot, Bouchard Pere Et Fils, William Fevre, and Villa Ponciago

Luc Bouchard, the export manager of Henriot-owned wineries organizes a tasting of the latest available vintages in April annually. This year, main features were 2015 Burgundy wines (Cote d’Or and Chablis) along with two Beaujolais, plus Champagne Henriot products. Bouchard Pere et Fils is one of the oldest Burgundy wineries […]

Wine Tiki Tour
Wine Wine Reviews

The Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour – 2017

New Zealand grows fine sauvignon banc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, along with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah, although the last three varieties are less well known as the first three. This year’s theme was sustainable viticulture, outlining the reasons for this movement. Sustainable grape farming and wine making help protect […]