Rodrigo Mammana

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Introduction to Soil Types and Wine

What are the best soils for growing wine grapes?<p>One of the most frequently mentioned traits of a great wine is the soil. The conversation usually …

The look of a leader

IN GORILLA society, power belongs to silverback males. These splendid creatures have numerous status markers besides their back hair: they are bigger …

Harvard Business School

The black hole at the birth of the Universe

The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? …

Gaza conflict: As a British Jew, I am now scared to talk about Israel and Gaza

It is terrifying to see those who oppose Israel’s war in Gaza turn against all Jews<p>It’s not often that I wish I could unhear Radio 4’s Today programme. But yesterday morning, that’s exactly what I found myself wishing I could do.<p>The final item before the 8am news bulletin tried to explore how …

Why doesn't the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East?

Once, we used to keep clippings, a wad of newspaper cuttings on whatever we were writing about: Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Gaza. Occasionally, we even …

Middle East

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing Intelligently

<i>“In disputes upon moral or scientific points,”</i> Arthur Martine counseled in his magnificent 1866 guide to the art of conversation, <i>“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”</i> Of course, this …

A book lover’s guide to Brazil

Authors from Brazil have synthesised diverse influences to help forge a national identity. Jane Ciabattari picks the best reads from the World Cup host country.<p>Contemporary Brazil is a global economic powerhouse strong on technology and growing in cultural influence. The fifth largest country on …

The Power of Patience

<i>Editor’s note: The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference last May asked participants to ponder the following framing</i> …

Really? 3 Surprising Things About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir at Garnet Vineyards’ Rodgers Creek in the Petaluma Gap.<p>Pinot Noir has quite a reputation. Often known as the “Heartbreak Grape” and …

Santa Barbara County

IRELAND: Pernod Ricard signals high hopes for Jameson

Pernod Ricard is targeting a doubling of sales for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand<p>Pernod Ricard is aiming to double the sales of its Jameson Irish …

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Bordeaux 2014 – flowering under way

<i>Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc writes:</i><p>The flowering has started in Bordeaux and, with any luck, the weather might just be with us for this critical stage …

Bordeaux

Kenyan wines: A well-guarded treasure

Having arrived in Nairobi after our Tanzanian misadventure, we decided to take charge and to contact the right people. To be well guided would be a …

Upgrade Your Treadmill Run

The secret to boosting your endurance and running faster<p>Do your treadmill workouts feel like torture? Then make them short but steep for a fast fitness boost, suggests a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>. Researchers at South Dakota State University had 32 fit runners …

Jack Daniel’s fights push to loosen definition of Tennessee whiskey

If it isn’t fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51% corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn’t Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel’s, …