IAAF Diamond League Portraits, Doha Edition

Brianna McNeal, USA, May 2018

I was in Doha, Qatar, this past week to cover the opening meet of the IAAF Diamond League series, the professional track and field circuit that kicked off in the Qatari capital for the ninth consecutive year.  Here are a handful of candid portraits of some of the athletes who competed at the meet last night… Continue reading IAAF Diamond League Portraits, Doha Edition

A Salon Sauvignon Primer

Links, notes, bookmarks and briefs focused (mostly) on the wines wine scene in Central Europe and the Balkans. 

Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Athlete Refugee Team

Ukuk Utho'o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro

Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, members of the Athlete Refugee Team, or ART, in Valencia, Spain, this weekend where they competed in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Both were in their early teens when they fled the civil war in Sudan, and both spent nearly a dozen years at a UNHCR-run refugee… Continue reading Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Athlete Refugee Team

IAAF World Indoor Tour Portraits – Dusseldorf 2018 Edition

That’s Christina Manning, at the moment the fastest indoor 60 meter hurdler on the planet. At the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany, last night, the 27-year-old athlete from the USA clocked 7.77, the fastest performance in the world this year that elevated her to equal 14th fastest of all-time. Below are 16 more candid… Continue reading IAAF World Indoor Tour Portraits – Dusseldorf 2018 Edition

A Trio From Colja – Zelen 2016, Malvazija 2016 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Colja Zelen 2016 Colja Malvazija 2016 Colja Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Vipava Valley district, Primorska, Slovenia I mentioned Colja’s Pinela a few weeks ago. Here are three more recent releases from a recent tasting at Dvorni Bar in Ljubljana to round out half of the Vipava Valley producer’s eight varietal bottlings. Located in the village of… Continue reading A Trio From Colja – Zelen 2016, Malvazija 2016 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2015