Modern-day Glamping Gypsy

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If you own a dictionary that you bought more than five years ago, chances are under letter G, the word “Glamping” has yet to set down its roots in the jungle of dictionary-worthy English words. Born a buzzword, this lovechild of “glamour” and “camping” found favour with modern-day travellers. Once a species of outdoor sport, […]

醺倒富士山下

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寒冬裏,白雪封頂的富士山倒影在平靜如鏡的山之湖;深秋裏,富士山每條道路兩旁如火龍舞紅;春意正濃的時候,櫻花正開;在炎夏,蔚藍與青山綠水爭豔。這個離東京不過是兩小時的山水勝地,還有一個四時均引人入勝的地方:這片福地是日本本地葡萄品種Koshu的家。Koshu葡萄在千多年前經絲綢之路傳入日本,主要種植於山梨縣,也就是富士山的家。

解構蘇玳酒區的煉「金」術 Alchemy Unveiled: The Golden Fog of Sauternes

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位於法國波爾多 (Bordeaux) 的蘇玳酒區 (Sauternes) ,距離波爾多市中心大概65公里,盛產由長相思 (Sauvignon Blanc) 及賽蜜蓉 (Sémillon) 釀製,全球享負盛名的貴腐甜白葡萄酒。這個只佔波爾多酒區2%面積,產量上所佔份額更少,只有1%而已,又因所釀出來的酒偏金黃色,所以被冠以黃金玉液的美譽。

Located around 65 kilometres away from the city of Bordeaux, the Sauternes region boasts one of the most prestigious sweet whites in the world made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Sauternes takes up a mere 2% of Bordeaux’s total wine production area; in terms of yield, it only accounts for 1% of total volume of this renowned wine county. The rarity and limited quantity merits this wine the lovely calling: liquid gold.

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