Five years ago, we stood at the Storskog Border Station, just outside Kirkenes, Norway, on the border with Russia, little imagining that this isolated crossing would one day be the last open gateway between Putin’s empire and Europe.Continue reading “VENTURING WITHIN SIGHT OF RUSSIA”
THE GRAVEYARD OF GOOD IDEAS
My late father-in-law and mentor used to keep a filing drawer labelled ‘The Graveyard of Good Ideas,’ which he thought were brilliant but had been unable to sell to clients.Continue reading “THE GRAVEYARD OF GOOD IDEAS”
MORE SLURPING AND BURPING IN SOUTHERN FRANCE!
Our wine correspondent Jim Walker continues his wining and dining ways in southern France and, in the process, discovers that some stars can be illusionary. Read on for all the delicious details.Continue reading “MORE SLURPING AND BURPING IN SOUTHERN FRANCE!”
GETTING IN THE SPIRIT OF NIAGARA
Now that “dry” January is over, it seems like time to search out new wineries and distilleries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Continue reading “GETTING IN THE SPIRIT OF NIAGARA”