Words, of course, are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
What interests you?
Category Archives: Food, Wine & Restaurants
Christmas, in my view, is more intimate than other occasions on the calendar. At least it is in the Pacific Northwest where I have experienced the majority of my Christmas celebrations. Inside the home trees, lights, fires and candles glow. … Continue reading
Last weekend I hopped the train to Yokohama—about an hour out of Tokyo—to join friends for the Christmas Market in a former warehouse district now converted to event and boutique space. On Christmas Eve Sunday I’d been invited back for … Continue reading
It is the most unnatural thing in the world for me to point a phone at something and take a photo. I wasn’t much better when carrying my Canon Elph. So often when sifting through the digital files for an … Continue reading
I’m glad to have enjoyed a both the Yoshida brand wines and a glimpse into the world of traditionally brewed saké. Continue reading
I’ve stumbled into Champagne Boutique YUJI. This is what would be called dai kichi luck—the pinnacle of good fortune. Continue reading
I am content (and honoured) to have the good fortune to taste a small but rich sampling of a venerable, centuries-old tradition. Continue reading
View across the Sea of Japan from Chirihama Beach, Ishikawa, Japan Continue reading
How ironic, the only female party of one in the room, I’ve ordered the “lovers” set. Two glasses of champagne with the Chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres. Continue reading
They–a whole bunch of them get the attribute–say that you can’t step into the same river twice. So five years on since my last visit to Orbite, my favourite spot to drink and write in Kyoto, I arrive to discover … Continue reading