I came home from travels abroad March 29, a matter of poor timing, via an eerily empty world of airports I hadn’t planned to visit – 6 days of being bounced around en route to Geneva. I wandered through soundless stations, to a world that had been shutting down for nearly two weeks. Travel would […]
Archives for May 2020
Uncork now: Petite Arvine – post-margarita!
After more than a month of self-isolation a day suddenly arrived where we needed a bit of zing! in the evening. Fortuitously, a trial test to order farmer-to-consumer avocados from Spain turned out very well, the best of these I’ve ever had. And world-class asparagus from Saillon in Valais was suddenly available. Which added up […]
Okanagan winery picks
My selection of Canada’s Okanagan wineries Four days in September were perfect for an introduction to Canada’s Okanagan wines. (See my background article on Canada’s western wine gems) I had a wonderful Vancouver host, Mike, who has explored many of the wineries and their wines over the years, and he had pre-selected some cellars he […]
Canada’s western wine valleys: hunting for gems
Note: I visited Vancouver and toured wineries in western Canada in September 2019 and planned to publish this article in early 2020, to inspire wine-lovers who might be considering a Canadian tour this year. Part-way through the writing, Covid-19 suddenly appeared, and the idea of travel in 2020 became increasingly improbable. It’s taken me two […]