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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2021

                                           

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Pandemic art can be a salve in troubled times

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Pandemic art can be a salve in troubled times

What strange things the pandemic makes us do. Even the simple act of looking ahead to exhibitions in local galleries becomes tricky, as, at time of writing, it’s not even certain that galleries will be open to the public when the intended opening dates arrive. In other cases, the precise dates were still to be […]

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To vinfinity and beyond

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
To vinfinity and beyond

A grape’s life often ends in the production of wine, but that’s becoming less the norm. Producers are looking to tradition and sustainability by using wine byproducts, expanding into new and old territory alike, while crafting beautiful beverages. “Great wine comes from good beer,” is a truism I’ve heard countless times at wineries around the […]

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Warm meals for winter nights

| January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments
Warm meals for winter nights

Cold weather has set in, awaking our desire for comfort food and that starts with breakfast. My oven-poached eggs are a perfect choice. In addition to the delicate nature of eggs poached in this manner, the combination and strategic positioning of ingredients will delight palates. But be aware that the eggs will continue to cook […]

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Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Morocco: A diverse land of many charms

Editor’s note: When COVID-19 becomes controlled and travel restrictions are lifted, you may want to consider Morocco as your next destination. Morocco’s location at the intersection of Europe and Africa makes the country a real crossroads, flanked by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and open to vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. This land […]

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Autumn travel: Don’t let COVID keep you confined

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Autumn travel: Don’t let COVID keep you confined

Few of us are about to hop on a plane for a far-off vacation, but that doesn’t mean we need to put travel on permanent lockdown. There are plenty of places to visit and things to see within easy driving distance of home, and autumn, when the weather is cooler and crowds smaller, is a […]

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Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Fall 2020

                                           

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The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
The inherent white privilege in the wine industry

Wine is complex. For fruit that goes through fermentation naturally, it sure does have a lot of hang-ups. Buried under its generations of pretension lies the root issue: racism. At its core, wine holds an overwhelming amount of underlying white privilege, namely land ownership, winemaking, farming and fine dining. I spoke with industry professionals — […]

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Making something of 2020’s ‘manic muddle‘

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
Making something of 2020’s ‘manic muddle‘

Editor’s note: Make sure to call a gallery before heading out, in case a COVID flare-up has forced the closing of location. Moyra Davey: The Faithful, is the National Gallery of Canada’s first exhibition devoted to the Canadian conceptual artist, and the timing may be perfect. The exhibition seems ideally suited to help make something […]

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A trio of top players: MBS, Pelosi and Trump

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
A trio of top players: MBS, Pelosi and Trump

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman Ben Hubbard Tim Duggan Books, Random House, 2020 384 pages Hardcover: $36.63 Kindle: $17 At one point in early adulthood, Mohammed bin Salman, now the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, coveted land from a man who would not sell it, so he demanded that the cleric […]

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