The most famous Master of Wine Jancis Robinson asks <<Do women and men have a different relationship with wine? >> and her answers leave you speachless
Jancis Robinson MW
Read for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini.
You might be thinking about a woman’s magazine? No, the article appeared in the “Financial Times” the newspaper for bankers, the finance that matters and great entrepreneurs! And it is a milestone. I invite everyone to read it, especially the boys. <<when a man chooses a bottle to serve at home he asks himself – is it expensive enough for my boss/client/friend? A woman instead asks herself – will we enjoy drinking it together?>> It’s so true. It is a truth that is before everyone’s eyes, women are pragmatic. But it is the next part that really surprises <<women have superior tasting abilities to men, performing more precisely and consistently in experiments>> literally women are more capable than men in tasting, they are more careful/accurate and more experimenters. Read more…
A place where one can shop and have a cultural adventure. This post starts from the lost of the TOP 10 food markets in Europe published by the British daily The Guardianand then picked up by the super up-to-date blog la Cucina del Corriere della Sera. On the highest step of the podium one finds the Markthall in Rotterdam, a spectacular tunnel with a very coloured ceiling under which are stores, restaurants and food stalls. It is so big that in the tunnel walls homes have been created. A similar location is sensational in a port city that is not very attractive, because of a very serious lifestyle, the modern architecture which is beautiful but sometimes a bit extravagant, the humid climate …. Merkthall is a foodie temple, a spurt of life that might change the cities profile
In second position we find the Dalston market, famous for the street food festival in the cool area in London.
Sometimes changes occur also thanks to those symbolic personalities that give them an image and a story. Trends that are born spontaneously reflecting necessities that were already in the air. This is quite the case with Pippa Middleton who has successfully followed an advanced course regarding wine organized by WEST – Wine and Spirit Education Trust << a professional course for those who want to organize events or those who want to become a sommelier >> explained the most famous sister-in-law in the world, who has followed the course for a role in the “The Spectator” magazine where she works and that has an excellent wine club. Pippa has consequent a great interest in wine and has tried to develop it even through some misadventures. In the article by The Drinks Businesswhich tells this story, tells of how she had to enter furtively the wine store below her office because of all the paparazzi that constantly follow her <<it could have been quite embarrassing to be photographed while I was wandering around a wine store many times in the afternoon >>. Tenacious and artful she is! Read more…
There are 9 wine blog awards but the most important is surely the one for best blog post of the year. The award exists since 2007 and has quickly asserted itself as a prestigious prize. There are about one
Wine Blog Awards
hundred participants and they get voted online, so as to choose the 5 finalists. A panel of experts then chooses the winner. The award living ceremony takes place during the Wine Bloggers Conference, resembling the real Oscar ceremony which takes place in front of the whole film world. But let’s see you won the most desired prize, she is called Lauren Mowery and is a pretty young blonde journalist who writes about travel and wine. Here articles have been published by Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, and The Wine Merchant …. and by many other magazines among which her personal blog Chasing the Vine. On Twitter she has 14.200 followers … in other words she is a grand opinion leader and most of all she has had the courage to study a wine region which is still unknown such as Turkey letting us thus all discover a paradox. It is the nation with the longest wine making history – 7-15.000 years –and the political and religious situation most contrary to the consumption of alcohol.
For the first time the most important worldwide prize for peace operators, the Nobel Prize, has been assigned to a teenager. Malala, little more than a child, comes from Mingora, on the northwest frontier of Pakistan, the mountain region called Swat, controlled by the Taleban. For the first time this choice found all in agreement, no arguments, or squabbles as happened to the prize-giving to Obama or to the European Union during the past few years. Malala is an international symbol of
Malala after the attack
courageand of a new way of being young and contributing actively to change the world.
She will receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo next December together with the Indian Kailash Satyarthi who is fighting against child labour and children slaves. The choice of two people from two nations that are fighting a war between them is emblematic and wishes to solicit the end of fighting. Read more…