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Folk often tell me, at this time of year, that they're taking a trip to Napa Valley to "really learn about wine." That's like saying that someone needs to go to Rome to really learn how to be Catholic, or to St. Andrews to get the game of golf. People!...
Tags: Alcoholic Beverages, Grapes, Italy, Wines, Trips and Vacations
Matt Shattock is articulate, well-educated, camera-ready and known for an ability to talk to just about anybody in his charming British accent. Business associates say these qualities have helped make him an effective CEO at Beam, the Deerfield-based...
Diane Lambdin Meyer's article on Heart Mountain tells an important story in the history of our country ["Heart Mountain Still Chilled by the Winds of Internment," March 31]. It is a story that many prefer to ignore. I compliment her and The Times. It...
Contributing WriterTwo Danville military veterans who served in the Korean War and World War II along with their guardians spent a day at the two monuments that depict their time of service to their country. Ancil Shepherd, who served in World War II, and his son,...
Tags: Human Interest, Armed Forces, Arts and Culture, Sculpture, Arts
Chicago TribuneWalk the mustard aisle of any store, and "D" will stand for Dijon, a testament, perhaps, to the popularity of all those Grey Poupon commercials. But "D" also means Dusseldorf, an oft-overlooked style that has multiple culinary uses beyond garnishing a...
Tags: Recipes, Butter, Onions, Dining and Drinking, Wines
I'll never forget the April 2012 adventures with German fence making while visiting the popular St. Goar region along the Middle Rhine River of Germany. It's an area that depends heavily upon the tourist trade to survive. Many tourists take...
Rick Steves' EuropeJostling through crowds of Germans and tourists in the Rhine River village of Bacharach, I climb to the sun deck of the ferry and grab a chair. With the last passenger barely aboard, the gangplank is dragged in and the river pulls us away. I'm captivated...
Victor Davis HansonRUDESHEIM, Germany -- This week I am leading a military history tour on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam. You can learn a lot about Europe's current economic crises by just ignoring the sophisticated barrage of news analysis and...
JAMES ¿CITY — A little eavesdropping confirmed what Larry Giles suspected. The new roller coaster Verbolten is a winner and should bolster tourism this year. Giles, the vice president for design and engineering at Busch Gardens, casually stood...
firstname.lastname@example.orgLester Hart remembers trying to take a hill in Italy in 1944 during World War II when his U.S. Army unit was hit with a mortar blast that hurled shrapnel into Hart's back and head. "It blew me out of a fox hole," said Hart, noting that he was unconscious...
This next story takes the phrase "blast from the past" literally! 45,000 people were evacuated from the city of Koblenz, Germany after World War 2 bombs were found. The bombs had been under water for 65 years in the Rhine River after they were dropped...
Our Town EditorA fighter pilot in the Korean War, John Cotchen returned to Johnstown anticipating a career flying commercial airliners. When his father-in-law, Joseph Krissay, asked him to help out at Moxham Hardware for awhile, he agreed. Fifty five years later, "I...
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