Thursday, July 18, 2019

German wine classifications

Main Story:The multiple faces of RieslingGerman wines are initially split into two classifications, Qba (Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete) i.e. good quality and QmP (Qualitätswein mit...

Prepping the kitchen for Christmas

Having the right cooking equipment is vital when catering for large numbers. Bon Vivant has everything the home cook will need to get ready for Christmas - plus lots of great gift ideas.

Muttoo, Miss Lassie and Mind’s Eye

Muttoo, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s artistic director, vividly recalls meeting Bush, better known as Miss Lassie, and being welcomed into her South Sound home some 20 years ago.

A dinner conversation with… Joey Hew

Joey Hew discussed some of Cayman’s pressing issues during a conversation over dinner at the Blue Cilantro restaurant.

Wines for spicy foods

Jacques Scott wine professionals Sarah Howard and Sergio Serrano showed that some wines pair well with spicy foods during a lunch at Karma.

Planeta: Great wines from outside Italy’s boot

The Planeta Winery is proving that great wine in Italy doesn't have to come from the mainland; it's coming from Sicily as well.

Cayman bartender readies for world’s pinnacle cocktail competition

Cocktails were on feature at Jacques Scott event.

The number’s game: New approach to maths problem

Fundamental changes to the way maths is taught in the Cayman Islands could help bring about a long-awaited improvement, education officials believe.

String Fever breaks out in Cayman

Taking a break from their busy UK tour, Britain’s electrifying string quartet, Stringfever, wowed Cayman audiences last month, kicking off the 10th annual Cayman Arts Festival in grand style.

Prep students get to grips with business ethics

From the perspective of the business owner, getting young people adequately prepared for the work place is an incredibly important aspect of their secondary education, yet how...

Napa marketing rules loosened

California’s Napa County wineries were recently granted an easing to the strict rules which apply on how they market their wines when the Napa County Board of Supervisors last month voted to approve changes to the authoritative Winery Definition Ordinance, giving wineries explicit permission to host corporate events and pair wine with food.

Stunning setting for seasonal celebrations

The Cracked Conch Restaurant and Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar & Grill, located right on the waterfront in West Bay, give you a huge variety of party options for this year’s Christmas bash,

New kids on the block

Changes in climate in recent years mean that new wine regions are gradually emerging all over the world, in places we might never have imagined possible to produce wine just a few years ago 

Wines (and beers) for local food

Jacques Scott’s Lee Royle and Jon Cubbon tried out some wine and beer food pairings at lunch at the South Coast Bar & Grill in Breakers.

Sensational sails with cultural significance

21st Century Cayman is the title of the National Gallery’s latest exhibition and has brought together find artists with local craftspeople and artisans to explore new ways with old traditions.

World Class raises the bar on bartending

Six of Cayman’s top bartenders met recently for one final competition where Agua Restaurant & Lounge’s Simon Crompton won the right to compete for the global title of Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year.

Learning the art of visual dexterity at the VAS

Continuing with their mission to bring international experts into the Cayman classroom for some one-to-one artistic instruction, the Visual Arts Society recently welcomed Ms Patricia O’Halloran to its wonderful Watler House at Pedro’s Castle location.

Hollywood Theaters: Your entertainment destination

There's nothing quite like enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen

Blackbeard’s score with South African wine offer

Approaching this article I have to admit I was going in pretty cold, my knowledge of South African wines limited to the enjoyment of a couple of good wines from Stellenbosch and that was about it. Thankfully Blackbeard’s Jeremy Corday, their new wine specialist/sommelier and supervisor of Blackbeard’s Direct delivery service was on hand to demystify this most exciting of wine regions with his superlative knowledge and clear passion for the region.

The grapes unknown

Most everyone knows the wine made from the world’s most popular grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, but many people are unfamiliar with lesser known varieties Zweigelt, Carmenere, Petit Sirah and Aglianico,
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