Culinary tours Provide a glimpse of the world through a chef’s eyes and taste buds

Each year, the paradise which is the Cayman Islands plays host to one of the Caribbean's most popular events: The Cayman Cookout, a four-day food festival which will mark its 10th season in January. The event's host hotel is the sprawling beachside Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and the food offerings are indulgent -- from upscale scrapbooking options such as foie gras poutine and maple syrup cotton candy to whole roasted beans that leave guests to divvy up the coveted cheeks and ears. But the Read more [...]

What Gucci’s fur ban means for Canada’s Business

As the designer tag joins the Fur-Free Alliance, Caitlin Agnew looks at how it will affect the perception and use of this controversial materialOn October 11, Italian fashion house Gucci made international headlines when it announced that it would no longer use animal fur in any of its goods, starting with the Spring 2018 collection. Gucci follows in the footsteps of labels such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, all which have taken a stand against using fur in their collections, in addition Read more [...]

Professional tips to get the most from every winery visit

There is an episode of Netflix's Friends from College at which the group of 40-year-olds heap to a party bus to partake from the wineries of Long Island. By midway through, everybody is inebriated and miserable, muscling down glasses of wines that they despise. It was hilariously absurd and utterly terrible.The characters' intent was clearly intoxication over appreciation. However, watching from the Niagara peninsula, smack dab in the middle of vineyards, I could not get past the frustration Read more [...]

Jerusalem offers a travel experience both Trendy and  Religious

Among the world's most religious destinations, Jerusalem hasn't been famous for great times. If you wish to party like Armageddon is nigh, hike it to Tel Avivnbsp;rather.While the comparison between Israel's sacred and profane cities will not probably ever change, a small amount of Tel Aviv is creeping into Jerusalem's ancient hills, small pockets and fillips of cool that hedonist and pilgrim alike wouldn't have imagined two decadesnbsp;ago.Sprouting round the tour-bused mega-properties are boutique Read more [...]

The history behind the fruit Provider to Niagara’s Finest  vineyards

Grape grower Warren Saunders wastes no time greeting me as I pull into the steep driveway that leads up and around to the back of his farmhouse. Before I could knock, he has heard car wheels on dirt and pre-emptively emerges with a warm smile into the Niagara sunshine in rubber boots, jeans and a crisp blue beret, followed by his daughter,nbsp;Ann-Marie.I have come to inquire about the current harvest as well as the challenges of farming through the mildew-plagued summer of 2017, which saw Read more [...]

Help me settle a dispute. What’s the right pronunciation of ‘Gigondas?’

The questionHelp me settle a dispute. What's the right pronunciation of "Gigondas?"The answer Drum roll, please. ... You do pronounce the "s" in the end. I assume that is specifically what you're wondering about. (The first "Gi" part, for that I can not find an accurate phonetic equivalent, is in any case articulated similar to in the titles Gigi or Gilles.)You can find the appropriate pronunciation demonstrated . Gigondas is -- for those who need tutoring in one Read more [...]

Jerusalem offers a travel experience both Trendy and  Religious

Among the world's most religious destinations, Jerusalem hasn't been famous for great times. If you wish to party like Armageddon is nigh, hike it to Tel Avivnbsp;rather.While the comparison between Israel's sacred and profane cities will not probably ever change, a small amount of Tel Aviv is creeping into Jerusalem's ancient hills, small pockets and fillips of cool that hedonist and pilgrim alike wouldn't have imagined two decadesnbsp;ago.Sprouting round the tour-bused mega-properties are boutique Read more [...]

‘Parcel’ wines Seem to the Blossom to find diversity of flavour

When it comes to mapping terroir nowadays, no area is too small. We are moving past sub-appellations and micro-climates to the new frontier of "parcel" or "block" wines, which narrow the source of the liquid down to one, small patch in a vineyard.Some of what is driving this small vine fashion is the firm belief that soil profiles lead to considerably different flavour profiles, although this is controversial because some wine experts point to genetic mutations and/or sunlight as more likely Read more [...]