The Baron and the Jewel

The Baron and the Jewel In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild of what was to become known as the ‘French branch’ of the Rothschild family...

The Baron and the Jewel

The Baron and the Jewel In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild of what was to become known as the ‘French branch’ of the Rothschild family purchased the Medoc estate, Chateau Lafite. This was 15 years...

A Wine for the Devil’s Throat

  A Wine for the Devil’s Throat “The ancient Egyptians believed the god Anubis met each of us on the other side, and that he stood before a great scale on which our hearts were...

The Pariah

The Pariah The Cabardès AOC is a tiny sub-region in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Aude, France. Husband and wife winemakers, Stephanie and Olivier Rame are the third generation of their family to tend the vineyards...

Wonder Wall

Wonder Wall For many people, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the mark-up on wines in restaurants, the significantly higher prices -often for the same wines- we are asked to pay when compared to...

The Thursday Angel

The Thursday Angel In the early hours of April, 14th 2022, the angel Keriny Tevi will visit this earth to signal the start of the New Year 2022. Offerings of beans and sesame will...

The Pastry at the End of the Earth

The Pastry at the End of the Earth “It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.” Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne, (1828 to 1905) was an extraordinary novelist,...

Chapter 265

  Chapter 265   A list of the requirements to live a happy life: Freedom Self Sufficiency Friendship Thought Wine Bread & Cheese -Epicurus, (#Note: Epicurus was an avowed teetotal, the author here has substituted water with wine)   Epicurus  The famous Greek philosopher Epicurus...

Tajima Anima

Tajima Anima It is said, Cattle were brought to Japan from China at around the same time as rice cultivation, which was in the second century AD. The cattle were used as work beasts,...