Falling in Love with Venice

By |February 23rd, 2017|

Venice: the perfect place to wrap up any Italy trip... I’ve recently returned from Italy, courtesy of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella. No surprise, I’m sorting through a wealth of information on Amarone and a whole lot more. It was a trip of many discoveries and new friends in Valpolicella and beyond. Much more to come ... What [...]

Honda HR-V: 5 Reasons to Drive a Riesling

By |March 22nd, 2016|

I was impressed with overall performance, handling, and gas mileage... The Honda HR-V is definitely more Riesling than barrel fermented Chardonnay: Light and lively, utterly refreshing to drive, and easy on the pocket book. 91 pts!

The Champagne Charlie Chronicles: Riding the Rails Around North America

By |September 23rd, 2013|

Everyone says it looks like we're getting married here but Richard Carras (left), who helped put it all together, is just showing us where to sign on the contract! The best laid plans ... My good intentions to document a few memories of In the Footsteps of Champagne Charlie have been derailed by [...]

Paxton & Whitfield: A Slice of the Past (and Present)

By |September 19th, 2013|

Paxton & Whitfield, Jermyn Street On my way across London to Heathrow the other day, I had a little time to spare so I decided to  check out my old neighbourhood, St. James, where I used to work. Well, actually, it was really an excuse to drop by Paxton & Whitfield, at 93 Jermyn St., [...]

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