Archive for the Tag 'China'


Robert Parker is slowly fading into the sunset

Robert Parker is slowly fading into the sunset… Yeah, right!  And, I mean… right…. but wait to find out what I mean… Once upon a time, I was raised on Sabattus Lake in the summers of my youth. I remember watching sunsets across a lake that is five miles long and one mile wide… I […]


Non GMO brands, and is wine genetically modified?

UPDATE from healthy holistic living: New Study Links GMO Food To Leukemia| (March 3, 2016) Last September the causal link between cancer and genetically modified food was confirmed in a French study, the first independent long-term animal feeding study not commissioned by the biotech corporations themselves. The disturbing details can be found here: New Study Finds […]


Bubbles for the Dragon ~ Iron Horse went off to China to Celebrate

[The Sterlings with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.] Iron Horse Vineyards shipped 880 cases of its Year of the Dragon Chinese Cuveé to Beijing, on January 10, 2012. It was specifically created to celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, which began on January 23 and continues until February 9, 2012. […]


Oh, That Funny Chinese Importer, Look What This Guy Was Up To

[Image of Daniel Amadio, of Amadio wines, with his labelled bottles at the left and the Selena Estate labelled bottles on the right. Text for this image borrowed from The Advertiser. Picture: Tait Schmaal] From AdelaideNow: Winemaker seeing red over competitor’s similar labels, by Ken McGregor You’ve  just got to love it… If something is […]


Overheard a Conversation About Roy J. Maier Cab, and I Was Intrigued

Sitting in my favorite restaurant ~ Chinois Asian Bistro ~ a young couple sat at a table diagonally in front of me. I was fascinated to see this 20s to 30s something couple with a Bordeaux-style bottle on their table, while they enjoyed the lighter fare at Chinois. Owner Chang Liow has just returned from […]


Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis & China

When I was teaching anatomy and physiology, this word was the student’s first lesson, the very first day of class. Why, because if my students could write, pronounce, and define this word they could handle all that was coming down the line with the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Pneu mono ultra microscopic silico […]