No Trophy Pinot Noirs For Me: Part 2

Wrapping up our brief foray into what many call the heartbreak grape due to its thin skin and susceptibility to frost damage otherwise known as the Pinot Noir grape. This one is a Wakefield Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills. It has a light ruby colour. As for aromatics a bit of a classic Pinot NoirContinue reading “No Trophy Pinot Noirs For Me: Part 2”

Brazilian Movie “Half Brother” (“Meio Irmão): A Bloodhound Critic Refusing to Be Taken off the Trail

As a reviewer of films, I have a network of distributors and producers that send me films for review purposes. At this point in time it is feast or even “La Grande Bouffe”. I am being recognized as a film critic. Strange considering that Toronto Film Critic’s Association refuses to admit me to their hallowedContinue reading “Brazilian Movie “Half Brother” (“Meio Irmão): A Bloodhound Critic Refusing to Be Taken off the Trail”

Passage of the Day: “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”: Tenderness

“I will never fully know my mother, any more than I will ever know my farther or Connor, or myself. I have been missing the point. The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be? What good manners canContinue reading “Passage of the Day: “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”: Tenderness”

Mastroberardino’s Falanghina del Sannio 2018

Having been on a private tour with winemaker, Antonio Capone, from Mastroberardino of several Mastroberardino vineyards in Vesuvius in the Greater Naples area I doubt I will ever forget their name. On occasion we receive a smattering of their wines at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The latest is a Falanghina Del SannioContinue reading “Mastroberardino’s Falanghina del Sannio 2018”

Passage of The Day “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” “Motherhood”

“Let me tell you something, Pal; your mother doesn’t owe you anything. You’re grown-up. She fed you and clothed you and held you, even if she did have a drink in her hand while she was doing it. And however she fucked you up-and I’m sure she did-every mother fucks every kid up-she did itContinue reading “Passage of The Day “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” “Motherhood””

“Mutantism on the March” ;Chapter 66 “Rauncho Gonzales Enters the Picture”

After the impromptu party aboard the ship Eno and his crew stumbled into a local seedy bar. After the first round of drinks arrived they turned to anecdotes of their former life in Zorollia and their newer adventures on Earth. While Eno was in the midst of chatting with the cook two mean hoodlums approachedContinue reading ““Mutantism on the March” ;Chapter 66 “Rauncho Gonzales Enters the Picture””

“Stateless”: Dominican Racism Against Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitians

“Stateless” (”Apátrida”) simply put is a documentary chronicling racism by Dominicans against Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Haiti and The Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in world governed by a seemingly endless stream of corrupt leaders. The Dominican Republic (DR) isContinue reading ““Stateless”: Dominican Racism Against Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitians”

“Marry Me However”: Israeli Religious Community Struggles With Homosexuality: Toronto Jewish 2021 Film Festival

This documentary grapples with homosexuality amongst the religious community in Israel. The story is not new about “coming out” but it is new within a religious community where the gays are living within. The mainstream rabbinical community seems to ignore homosexuality and says get married, have a family and end of story. But the documentaryContinue reading ““Marry Me However”: Israeli Religious Community Struggles With Homosexuality: Toronto Jewish 2021 Film Festival”

Ontario Moving into Stage One of Reopening on June 11th

NEWS RELEASE Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Begin the Safe and Gradual Lifting of Public Health Measures June 07, 2021 Office of the Premier Table of Contents Content Quick Facts Additional Resources Related Topics TORONTO — Based on the provincewideContinue reading “Ontario Moving into Stage One of Reopening on June 11th”

No Trophy Pinot Noirs For Me: Part 1

Burgundy is simply the best for Pinot Noir for those whose fat wallets are willing to drop a bundle of cash for trophy wines. Not being a captain of industry, cardiologist, neurologist or a lottery winner my budget is limited. So laugh away fat cats as I try a $17.95 Rock Point Pinot Noir 2018.Continue reading “No Trophy Pinot Noirs For Me: Part 1”