Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Torrontes Wines
Balance & Lifestyle

Torrontes Wines

  Ever heard of Torrontes wine? The grape is a native Argentine grape believed to be a hybrid of Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission grape, which was introduced to the New World by Spanish clergy. Over the past decade Torrontés has become the global ambassador for the white wines […]

Sulfites in Wine…Good or Bad?
Lifestyle

Sulfites in Wine…Good or Bad?

Sulfites in wine get a bad rap, but the truth about sulphur dioxide, or SO2, is complex. SO2 is a useful winemaking tool because it keeps wines fresh, free of microbes, and able to age for longer periods of time. Many winemakers believe that sulfites are a necessary part of […]

Bonjour, Montreal
Travel

Bonjour, Montreal

A Montreal house takes a lot of care. So you’ve got to worry about pipes freezing and roofs leaking so sometimes I think I’m not here long enough to justify the care it takes, but that feeling evaporates very quickly, as soon as I come into the place. – Leonard […]

Paris Tips
Travel

Paris Tips

Paris Tips By Wendy VanHatten  “Paris is always a good idea.”             Audrey Hepburn Paris is a good idea. It’s just that there is so much to see and do. Where do you start and where do you spend your time? Paris, the City of Light, is a world capital with […]

Burgundy Wines – So Many Choices
Dining and Entertainment / Recipes & Entertaining Ideas / Socializing & Entertaining

Burgundy Wines – So Many Choices

By Wendy VanHatten So many choices … so little time. Planning a trip to Burgundy, we decided to become a little more familiar with the wines and the area before we went. Checking out a wine importer’s shop, we quickly discovered that exploring the different wines could be a year-long […]

Galeries Lafayette
Travel

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette Located at 40 Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, this department store is on my list of suggestions when visiting Paris. Why a department store? More than location, more than cutting edge fashion in a city where fashion is a must, more than the Lafayette Gourmet with its outstanding artisan […]

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