Victoria Falls: The Smoke That Thunders

    … Mosi-oa-Tunya is the traditional name for Victoria Falls, which straddles the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. It translates to “the smoke that thunders.” The tremendous volume of water plunging over the falls produces not only a loud roar (the thunder) but a large cloud of spray which from a distance looks like billowing smoke. We spotted…

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    Clos Montmartre – A Vineyard In Paris

    … – The Parc George Brassens, Clos des Morillons (15th arrondissement) Planted in 1983 – 720 stocks of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Perlette. They bottle the wine in small bottles of 50cl. The produced wine is auctioned to benefit local charities. 2 – The Parc de Bercy (12th arrondissement) Planted in 1996 – 350 stocks of Chardonnay and Sauvignon…

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    Winemaker’s Madeleine

    … of jet fuel and exhaust — truly unforgettable. When I was older our family would drive from Houston to Southern California nearly every summer to vacation with family. I remember smells from those long drives: if the forever views in the southern deserts have a smell it is a combination of hot vinyl upholstery, hot asphalt, unburned gasoline…

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