Archive for December, 2008

    • New Years Bubbles – 3 Sparkling Wines Blind

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Although most people wait to enjoy sparkling wines for celebrations or parties, I would suggest drinking them at any time.

    • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

      by Adrian Bryksa

      It isn’t every day that a new child comes into the world so to celebrate his birth, I decided to dust off a bottle from the cellar of one of my favorite wines.

    • The Source feat. Candi Staton – You Got The Love

      by Jon Freer

      This record, a commercial success and a club floor filler, was my first introduction to electronic music, back in the late 80s. At the time, I was very young, but the track struck an important chord with me and showed me the emotional power of music.

    • Staying Active in the Deep-Freeze!

      by Michelle McGrath

      We have been plunged into the wintery deep-freeze for 2 weeks now. Being stuck indoors, it can become all too easy to trade our regular fitness routine in for excuses to over-indulge in the sweet treats and libations of the Holiday season.

    • Yes Man

      by David Gluzman

      Even though this movie is very tongue and cheek, I believe it will resonate with many at a deeper level. How many times in a day do you say “No,” and why do you?

    • Huber Grüner Veltliner Obere Steigen D.A.C.

      by Adrian Bryksa

      This is an almost exclusive Austrian varietal that seems to fit in between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc stylistically and sometimes exhibits some characteristics commonly found in Riesling. It sound like my kind of white.

    • The Best Of Mr. Bongo

      by Jon Freer

      Mr. Bongo is a goliath in the compilation market and celebrates 20 years of pushing exciting music from South America and other continents with this Best Of Mr. Bongo two disc set.

    • Dining in Paros, Greece: Sho-Sho

      by Jaymi Newington

      Wine, bread, appetizer entrée all arrived in such perfect succession that it was obvious that these owners are just as excited for you to taste their delectable creations as you are to taste them. Another nice treat was the large selection of exclusively local wines that this restaurant stocks with a description of where in the country they come from.

    • 2006 Pillar Box Red

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Decant, decant, decant. I find myself talking about this more and more when it comes to red wines, especially new ones.

    • Artist Profile: Calm

      by Jon Freer

      His tracks embody the beauty of life and the world that surrounds us. Stylistically, he produces material that can be placed in categories such as downtempo, nu-jazz and house, but like all musical greats, some of productions defy easy categorization.

    • CSN Wine and Spirits: Bordeaux Bonanza

      by Adrian Bryksa

      There are certain feelings of anticipation that come over a person when they are given the opportunity to try wines deemed perfect by world experts.

    • Influences: DJ Marky

      by Jon Freer

      Influences: DJ Marky is actually an incredible body of music, featuring everything from sweet guitar driven cuts sourced from his home country, to soulful grooves, fantastic house efforts and buoyant disco, before finishing at breakneck D&B.

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