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Sailing and Okanagan Wine

Fall in Southern Alberta can be rather unpredictable. For example, in September the city sees rain, heat, intense wind, and snow. But, this year the unpredictability is rather off the charts and all the wet weather and bursts of freezing… Continue Reading →

Winding Roads and Nova Scotia Wine

There is a new industry in the Annapolis Valley that is starting to gain recognition: wine. I was shocked to discover this… but shouldn’t have been. For as long as I can remember my grandparents had grapes on their property… Continue Reading →

Cork Heritage Pubs

Rather accidentally we discovered the Cork Heritage Pub Trail… unfortunately it was on one of our last days in the city so we were only able to visit three of the older city pubs: Mayne Pharmacy, Mutton Lane, and the… Continue Reading →

American Zoetrope (Sentinel Building)

The historic sentinel building has been the home of American Zoetrope since 1971. We have written, edited, and sound mixed many of our films here including Godfather I and II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Black Stallion and Rumblefish. The… Continue Reading →

Salt Tasting Room

Location: 45 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver Dates: All season Hours: 12:00pm–12:00am Cost: Varies. Christmas isn’t really Christmas without a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvre… or in this case wine, cheese and meats. The tasting destination of choice was Salt… Continue Reading →

Blood Alley and Gaoler’s Mews

I’ve heard the stories (butcher shops, hauntings, murders, executions). I’ve read the controversy (that the Blood Alley name originates with a tourism push in the 1970s). However, what I wasn’t prepared for was how gritty and eerie this place feels… Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting

The oil tasting was followed by a wine tasting, during which I ate all the olives. I blame this on the Pedro Ximenez and not my addiction to olives (notice how the olives disappear as the photos progress). I’m pretty… Continue Reading →

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