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Edinburgh Scotland

The Witchery by the Castle

Our first trip to Edinburgh certainly proved beyond a doubt that Scottish fine dining is not an oxymoron. There are currently 8 Michelin-starred restaurants in Scotland with half of them residing in the country’s capital. And while not on that list, our visit to The Witchery by the Castle certainly ranks among our all-time memorable dining experiences ever.

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Wine High Club: British Airways

Wine High Club: British Airways


Posted on Aug 28, 2019

club world

A glass of champagne is always a nice way to start a flight.

Travel has been a big part of my life since I was born. Before coming to Canada, the country of my citizenship, I lived in two countries in Europe and we travelled frequently around the continent. Back then flying was glamourous. When my mother or father would take us on flights, we dressed up as if attending a formal event. Captains and flight attendants had a pseudo-celebrity status and people sat up a little straighter and gazed in admiration as they walked by, immaculately dressed in their fresh-pressed uniforms. One of my earliest recollections as a child was flying on British Airways with my parents and being treated like royalty. In the 40+ years that have passed since then, the rise of low-cost carriers combined with increased security measures has made flying more chore than treat, and often more stressful than enjoyable. I recently had the opportunity to fly with BA again in their long-haul business class, Club World, which re-ignited fond memories and a feeling that maybe, just maybe, flying could still be a luxurious treat.

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Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge

Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge


Posted on Aug 14, 2019

Woodinville Washington wine

Winemaker Pamela Adkins

For many successful people, knowing what they want is often the motive behind their achievements. For Pamela Adkins knowing what she doesn’t want has been a big part of her success as winemaker and co-owner of Adrice Wines.

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Woodinville Washington wine

The Pomum & Idilico lineup.

We are unabashed fans of wine from Washington State. We also happen to love Spanish wine so when we found out that there was a Spanish winemaker in Washington, we knew we had to meet him and find out more about his winery: Pomum Cellars.

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woodinville washington wine

Winemaker Jason Long [Photo: Long Cellars]

One of the first things you see in Jason Long, proprietor and winemaker at Long Cellars in Woodinville Washington, is that he is a people person. He greeted us at his tasting room/winery with a friendly smile and a warm, easy going manner. As we later learned after an hour of interviewing and tasting with him, being a people person is a big part of Jason’s success as winery owner.

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