Yep again.

Apr
18

Tippling in the UK: Sampling London’s Wine Scene

London has one of the best wine scenes of any city in the world, particularly for those who love European wine, though these days some very serious bottles from the

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Lyon-View

Apr
12

Lyon: France’s Great Undiscovered City

To many outsiders, France is synonymous with Paris. For wine lovers, France represents the heart and origin of the world’s greatest wines. However, few know much about Lyon, making it

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Morning at Ramos Pinto's Quinta do Bom Retiro

Nov
30

The Shackles of Fame or The Truth About Port

*The content of this article is based on a sponsored trip to Porto and the Douro valley paid for by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto.* Portugal’s most

The Douro River

Oct
27

Inventing The Possible: Considering the Dry Wines of the Douro Valley

*The content of this article is based on a sponsored trip to Porto and the Douro valley paid for by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto.* From a

Jul
13

Five Spectacular Wines on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Occasionally, but preciously, life aligns. Alignment cannot be defined, only felt. It’s a simple, symbiotic relationship with others and the world around us. And its truths speak through silence. Tofino

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Koyasan rock garden

Nov
27

Resurrecting the Seasons: The Poetry of Kaiseki Cuisine

Winter Resurrection is life from the perspective of death. A thought in the mind of Honda, a character in Mishima Yukio’s Spring Snow, set in post-Meiji Japan. We living spend

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Tokyo 1

Nov
13

Tokyo: Rhizome City

Stepping on the train for his morning commute, Osamu Sato daydreams a field of grass. The thick covering of earth and stone creates a scene of uniformity, pleasant to look

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Balena's Mind Altering Pastas

May
27

A Chicago-Toronto Adventure

I recently found myself back in one of North America’s coolest cities – Chicago, on my way to a friend’s wedding in Toronto. Along the way I spent as much

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chi 6

Aug
4

Wining and Dining in the Midwest

If there is a central axiom for visitors to the American Midwest it is avoid the peak of summer and the peak of winter. Having failed to obey the former,

Jan
2

Domaine Clape: On The Essential Meaning of Cornas

Wine is a privilege. Sometimes I like to hope that it can be more, that if approached with humility those of us who enjoy its privilege can learn something greater.

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