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Tag Archives: Recreation and Sports

• Former drunks make unstoppable runners

Former drunks make unstoppable runners

Exercise can provide an excellent escape from addiction. A sober marathoner offers 8 reasons why… Many drunks won’t be swayed by the symbolism of a turned calendar page. But each year, plenty of chronic drinkers and struggling alcoholics figure that January is a chance for a fresh start. To them, I say run. You’re already […]

• Top 10 Wine Saints

Top 10 Wine Saints

Throughout mankind’s early history peoples of various civilizations constantly sought to personify the world around them and the food and drink it provided. Wine, beer, grapes and grain, as fruits of the land, were usually represented by deities connected to fertility or pleasure – sometimes both, with all the scurrilous ideas surrounding Dionysus and co […]

• British Columbia theaters can now serve booze

British Columbia theaters can now serve booze

Alcohol will now be on the menu at theaters in British Columbia after the provincial government reversed its long-standing ban on booze in cinemas. Housing Minister Rich Coleman, who is responsible for liquor laws, said this week that multiplex theaters can now apply for a license to serve alcohol in theaters that play adult-rated movies […]

• Wahoo Saskatchewan! Performers want stripping allowed in liquor establishments

Wahoo Saskatchewan! Performers want stripping allowed in liquor establishments

CORRECTION: The Norman Brown quoted in this story supporting a petition to allow stripping in Saskatchewan bars is not the Norman J. Brown who is a member of the Official Board of Knox-Metropolitan United Church. The Leader-Post regrets any confusion the story might have caused.  Some performers from the Bare Essentials burlesque show spent […]

• Ever Been To Nova Scotia? Go For The Icewine Festival Soon

Ever Been To Nova Scotia? Go For The Icewine Festival Soon

It’s Ice Wine Festival – in this mother of all winters – Nova Scotians are celebrating the product of a winter grape harvest and the production of the warmest sweetest wine imaginable Celebrated from February 3 – 13th, events are taking place at wineries, restaurants, inns and markets across Nova Scotia. For those who love […]

• Rhode Island's Colorful Prohibition Past

Rhode Island's Colorful Prohibition Past

It was called the Noble Experiment by those who believed in it, the Great Illusion by the others. Prohibition was something Rhode Island lived with and largely ignored during the Twenties. Anyone wanting a nip did not go thirsty. Enforcement was, by and large, laughable and the law led to a sickening amount of corruption […]

• Napa Valley Grapegrowers Raise $40,000 for Farmworker Education

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Raise $40,000 for Farmworker Education

Attendees at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ annual Harvest STOMP demonstrated their strong commitment to farmworker education by raising $40,000 to provide ongoing education programs to all vineyard workers in the Napa Valley. Each spring, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers produces the only comprehensive education and resources program for farmworkers in the Napa Valley. These funds will […]

• Ireland's top ten drinks of choice

Ireland's top ten drinks of choice

Some of Ireland’s favorite tipples – from the strong stuff to red lemonade. For centuries Ireland has produced world renowned beverages which are distributed throughout the world. A nation famous for Guinness, obsessive tea drinkers and some of the best whiskey in the world, Ireland’s indigenous beverages offer a varied selection for any drinker. There […]

• The battle of Bordeaux (in Asia)

The battle of Bordeaux (in Asia)

On Oct. 29, Château Lafite Rothschild plans to auction nearly 2,000 bottles in Hong Kong, selling back vintages of its treasured bottles direct to eager buyers in Asia. That’s a sizable sale, but what makes it especially significant is that the wine is sourced direct from Lafite’s private cellar, as the prized Bordeaux winemaker makes […]

• Save the Date: Napa Valley Viticultural Fair – November 4

Save the Date: Napa Valley Viticultural Fair – November 4

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers announce the 2010 Vit Fair will take place November 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley Expo Fairgrounds. Now in its 21st year, the Vit Fair is the premier venue for the wine industry to gather at the end of harvest to learn about the latest industry […]