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With the holiday season comes back a certain infatuation for anything popping and bubbling, an occasion for us to review different styles and methods used to instill those elusive bubbles in still wines and you will see that sparkling wine, while being the easiest of wines to drink, is possibly…

Often misunderstood or over looked the Rhône vineyards are the perfect example of a healthy wine region that associates centuries of terroir, classic appellations and more adventurous wine making practices leading the newgeneration forward. However, it has its idiosyncrasies and when talking about the Rhône wines we will often separatethem…

Or at least some of them don’t. If the biggest misconception about wine aging is that all wines can age, the second one has to be that only red wines can age well. And as all elaborate lies, it starts with some truth. As the saying goes there is no…

What do the Passito wines from Valpolicella and the Luis Fonsi’s 2017 hit song have in common you ask? Apart from the obvious pun in the title of this column, they both enjoyed a massive popularity in Thailand and are both responsible for a peak of activity at maternity services.…

Unless you are one of those people who gulps a full glass of wine after cheering without even looking at it (let’s face it, we’ve all done it) the color of the wine should be your first contact with it. And if it seems quite easy at first glance, determining…

It’s been said that a good Cuban cigar closes the door to the vulgarities of the world. Most cigar enthusiasts have heard the tale of Christopher Columbus witnessing the indigenous Cuban population smoking “cylindrical bundles of twisted tobacco leaves wrapped in dried palm or corn husks.” The Taino Indians rolled…

Everyone knows that Australia is world-famous for its natural wonders and wide-open spaces, beautiful beaches, open deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback.” There are many man made attractions, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, and natural attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most extensive…

John Michael Chambers is a former Hua Hin resident. He is an Author, Consultant, Public Speaker, and Songwriter. If you had run into John and asked him what he does, he’d tell you that he is an activist for humanity.Born and raised in New York, John has travelled and lived…

(Editor’s Note: In these crazy & unique times it is too easy to feel blue over how Covid 19 is personally affecting us. But, a simple shift in perspective can help us get through this challenging period while also making those around us feel better. Anne Frank once wrote: “No-one…

I am a huge believer in positive thinking. Yes, the restaurants and bars are closed. Yes, the shopping malls, massage shops, hair salons, gyms, movie theaters, golf courses, and pretty much every other form of entertainment are shuttered. We are staying home, avoiding groups, and self quarantining. Bad, bad &…