James Fletcher

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Should You Be Drinking Parker Bombs or Trendy Reds?

Robert Parker launched the <i>Wine Advocate</i> in 1978 and changed the wine industry with his 100-point scale, pushing California and the rest of the world …

Top Chinese Wines Have Gone From Bad to Good. Will They Become Great?

Ever tasted a wine made from “dragon eyes” grapes?<p>Neither had I, until I attended a packed seminar and tasting of Chinese wines at trade fair VinExpo …

Wine

Is ISIS's Social-Media Power Exaggerated?

The group is famously active on Twitter and has attracted thousands of foreign fighters. But to what extent is one related to the other?<p>“Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL deliberately target their propaganda in the hopes of reaching and brainwashing young Muslims, especially those who may be …

Social Media

Baked Drunken Prawns (焗醉蝦)

<i>To make this drunken prawns dish is very straightforward without any fuss at all. All the flavours are absorbed by the tender prawn meats.</i><p>Drunken …

Middle East

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

The secret racing test tunnel no one wants to talk about

Lost in rural Pennsylvania, hidden from prying eyes, there is a tunnel.<p><b>SOME 300 FEET BELOW MY</b> perch, a road disappeared into the side of a mountain. I made my way down the heavily wooded, steep slope, sliding as often as walking. My shoes filled with dirt that was still moist from the spring …

Motorsport

There're two things certain in Cycling: pain, and more pain. How we attain either, each or both of them can present itself in many forms. When you take out your brand new bike for its maiden voyage, lean it against a wall at the pub apres ride and manage ...

Marco Velo meets the Kemmelberg<p>by Brett / / 66 posts<p>There’re two things certain in Cycling: pain, and more pain. How we attain either, each or both …

A Millennial’s Guide to the Nineties

From Whitewater to Troopergate, here’s everything you don’t remember about the Clintons.<p>Hey! Remember the ’90s? If you’re like me (a millennial), you were probably too hopped up on Capri Sun and Go-Gurt to retain more than bits and pieces. Well, Important Things were happening. And judging by how …

Government

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …