Blaževi Estate, Slovenia – A Primer in Seven Wines

  Blaževi Estate Kmetija Blaževi Gornje Cerovo 87 Roman (father) and Danjel (son) Prinčič Goriška Brda, Primorska, Slovenia GORNJE CEROVO, Slovenia — 12/13-November — The Prinčič family were our gracious hosts during this year’s Martinovo celebration; here’s a few thoughts/notes on their wines. We began with the 2004 Rebulla (ribolla in Italian), a dry white… Continue reading Blaževi Estate, Slovenia – A Primer in Seven Wines

Martin: The Only Saint That Matters?

VIPOLŽE, SLOVENIA — I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect once I got to this small village, just a stone’s throw from the Italian border, to join in last Saturday’s St. Martin’s Day festivities. One thing I did not expect was a throng of more than 2,000 crammed into this village of perhaps 200, with… Continue reading Martin: The Only Saint That Matters?

Post card from Brussels – Village People Redux

BRUSSELS – It’s as predictably irritating and ultimately amusing as a speech by George Bush: when a RyanAir boarding call announcement is made, a no-holds-barred attack from all sides ensues. There’s no room for mercy or goodwill when these no-frills carriers come calling, no latitude for politeness allowed. It’s a stream of usually tired bodies,… Continue reading Post card from Brussels – Village People Redux

Illuminating the Darkness.

Illuminating the Darkness Carlos Jones: Carrying Cleveland’s Reggae Torch for More Than Two Decades [note: This is from a short-lived entertainment weekly I edited until the publisher suddenly ran out of money and began bouncing checks my way. 11/2001. Warning: 2073 wds.] CLEVELAND — All music can be liberating.  But of all musical genres, it… Continue reading Illuminating the Darkness.