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Interview: Ambassade des Vins

Interview: Ambassade des Vins

The second in an infrequent series of interviews. The previous one is here.

Wine. Vin. Wein. Vinho. It’s been around a while – a long time ago some Armenians figured out how to make wine, harvesting grapes at just the right time, smashing them together, followed by cycles of straining and storing. It’s a part of culture and religion – the Greeks dedicated a god to the drink, Bacchus, and for the Christians, at least those who consult the King James version of the Bible, wine is mentioned in thirty-four of the thirty-nine books in the Old Testament (it’s missing from Ruth, Kings I, Obadiah, Jonah, and Malachi); however, in the New Testament wine makes an appearance in less than half of the twenty-seven books. It’s more Continue Reading

Interview: L’Atoll Imaginaire Bookstore

Interview: L’Atoll Imaginaire Bookstore

The first in what may be a series of interviews. What does a town or neighborhood need to make it livable? There’s no shortage of thinking and writing about this issue, but in my experience it starts with some sort of pleasing centrally located square (place, Platz, piazza), a pedestrian only area; some landscaping, shrubbery, or topiary… Continue Reading