12 Campari Cocktails of 2015

Tod Stewart - March 4, 2015

The Campari Calendar, first launched to celebrate the new millennium, has since become a much-anticipated annual release – perhaps more for men than women, but nonetheless, a significant event. “Each Calendar is unique in its own way and every year the creative theme, the choice of the star and the artistic treatment of the images by the photographer, collectively bring to life the essence of …

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Discover the Treasures of Cahors, France

Tim Pawsey - March 2, 2015
old bridge cahors

It’s safe to say the Villa Cahors Malbec, right in the heart of Cahors, is purple. In fact, it’s definitely the most purple place I’ve ever been in. Even more so at night, when, with its mantle ablaze in swathes of luminescent indigo, this no holds barred tribute to Malbec feels more like a nightclub than a wine info centre. In a world not short …

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4 Must-Have All-Natural Cleaning Products

Lisa Hoekstra - February 27, 2015

Cleaning products are great for getting rid of dirt, mold and so forth, but they can be toxic to your skin, eyes and sinuses. All-natural, homemade cleaning products are eco-friendly and better for your health. Vinegar Use on toilet bowl rings, soup scum, hard water stains, stove and counter tops, floors and as fabric softener Long has vinegar been the household item touted as a …

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Great Year For Provence Rosé in 2013

Gurvinder Bhatia - February 23, 2015

There are ample good reasons why the southern French region of Provence is not just a popular holiday destination, but a region whose real estate is a hot commodity with Paris socialites and the Brangelinas of the world. An abundance of sun, luscious countrysides, fields of lavender and golden sunflowers, olive trees, stone-walled country estates, azure blue‒sky seashores, beaches filled with beautiful people … what’s …

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2014 Olive Oil Crops Devastated

Tod Stewart - February 21, 2015

News reports on the 2014 European olive oil harvest (the fruits of which are hitting the shelves now…maybe) are not good. “A Harvest to Forget,” and “Worst Year in Recent History,” are just a few of the doom and gloom headlines circulating. At a dinner with Farbrizio Nencioni of Agricola San Felice (where I had the pleasure of tasting some of his exceptional Tuscan wines), …

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