Recent Posts

  • Warm Sunday at Möhnesee (Möhne Lake)

    Last Sunday we decided to check out Möhnesee again. Previously I visited the Moehne Reservoir during Winter (January of 2017), but this time we drove to the middle part of the lake (Körbecke).

  • When Google Search Snippets go Terribly Wrong

    A few days ago I was attending a first aid class (for my new driver’s license), when the teacher asked us to Google for common signs of a stroke and what to do when someone is having one. So I went on my phone and did a logical search for: what to do during a stroke.

  • ProWein 2018 Düsseldorf: Photos & Impressions

    18 to 20 March saw the international wine and spirit industries get together at ProWein in Düsseldorf. Over 6,870 exhibitors from 64 countries provided a unique global overview of the current wine and spirits ranges. Over 60,000 trade visitors made use of this platform to place orders and gather information.

  • Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines at ProWein 2018 Düsseldorf

    I was able to find the producers of 35 wines from Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017 attending ProWein 2018 Düsseldorf. Here's a list with their coordinates.

  • How Wine is Promoted by Different Countries and Regions

    With ProWein 2018 Düsseldorf less than 6 weeks away, I decided to take a look at the websites for some of the most popular wine producing regions in the world. This is a list of associations and marketing agencies that are responsible for promoting wine all around the world.

  • Tuscany in Winter: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

    The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza. It is one of the most iconic photo locations in Tuscany.

  • Tuscany in Winter: Montefollonico

    Montefollonico sits across the valley from another hilltop town: Montepulciano. It is relatively unchanged because it is off the tourist path and it still looks the way it did in the 13th century.

  • Tuscany in Winter: San Quirico d’Orcia

    This year we tried to visit small Tuscan towns that we haven't been to before. So without much to do on 24th of December, the choice fell on San Quirico d'Orcia. It's the closest town to the famous Cappella di Vitaleta, one of the most photographed locations in Tuscany.

  • Lamborghini Winery, Umbria – Wine & Golf

    The Lamborghini Estate (official website) lies between the south side of the Trasimeno lake and the beautiful medieval village of Panicale. Situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Cortona and the Chiana valley are only few kilometers away.

  • Tuscany in Winter: Lucignano

    Lucignano is a very quaint and beautiful town completely surrounded by a wall. It doesn't take long to walk most of its streets, eat an ice-cream, etc.