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5 Things to See, Do and Eat in Xi'An - Ready Chubby Hubby

5 Things to See, Do and Eat in Xi’An – Ready Chubby Hubby

For any traveller to China, Xi ‘An is a must. But there’s more than just being on the Silk Road and the Terracotta Warriors to get excited about. In this 3,000 year old city, historic sites abound and live in juxtaposition with today’s modern city of 8 million...
Video - What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Video – What is the Best Tool For Opening Wine?

Do you need to have an expensive device or tool to open wine? A lot of people invest in the Rabbit or the wall mounted hinge openers. While these devices are visually impressive, are they really worth the money? Maybe not… What do the experts use? Watch “Wine...
A Magical Visit to Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

A Magical Visit to Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Inle Lake might be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the opportunity to visit in Asia. Like Thailand 50 years ago, it is yet unscathed by hordes of tourists and shows a glimpse of what life in Myanmar may have been like for recent...
Video - Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

Video – Why do we Swirl Wine to Give it Air?

  Ever wondered why people swirl wine to incorporate oxygen or let it “breathe”? Is it some pretentious maneuver to separate wine experts from novices? In fact, there is a very real reason we need to give wine air and allow it to breathe. Watch the latest in...
Accidental Funnies - Ironic and Fabulously Ridiculous Foodie T-shirts

Accidental Funnies – Ironic and Fabulously Ridiculous Foodie T-shirts

I love it when humor and food collide. So, when I saw this funny collection of foodie T’s in an article on Food & Wine, I could not resist sharing. I am tempted to order 1 or 2 (or 6!). My personal favourites are…   For the monthly...
Video - What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

Video – What You Might be Doing Wrong with Sparkling Wine

 Just pop the cork and pour, right? Well… not exactly. There are some things you can do to make your sparkling wine drinking experience even better. In my new video series of wine tips, called Wine Time, you can learn some  some tips on how to preserve those...
Learn About Wine - A Series of Videos to Demystify Wine

Learn About Wine – A Series of Videos to Demystify Wine

Ever feel like wine can take on a slightly snobby air? Meaning if you don’t do something right or don’t know the exact terminology or pronunciation of a wine vocabulary word that you might be judged? I think a lot of people feel this way and sometimes this...
The 50 Best Bars in the World - Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

The 50 Best Bars in the World – Cheers to the Winners in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong

In our travels around the world we have had some pretty amazing drinking experiences – from drinking Vietnamese Bia Hoi on the street with locals, to some outlandish, molecular gastronomy-inspired cocktails. There’s definitely no shortage of ways to explore the world through it’s drinks! Thus, we are happy...
Hidden Tokyo - Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it's Best

Hidden Tokyo – Bar Piano in Shibuya is Quirky, Cool Tokyo at it’s Best

Is the oft visited Bar Piano in Tokyo’s Shibuya district worth the the trip? I think so… I am sure if you have done any research on “cool” things to do in Tokyo, you have seen Bar Piano mentioned at least once. Featured in Anthony Bourdain’s TV show,...
The Easiest Sorbet Recipe You Will Ever Make - Only 1 Ingredient!

The Easiest Sorbet Recipe You Will Ever Make – Only 1 Ingredient!

I relish the tastes of summer – BBQ, cold beer on a hot day and delicious fruity desserts like sorbet. One of summer’s rituals is a trip to the ice cream shop, but if you are like me, maybe you prefer to chill at home (directly under the air...
Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Best Yakitori in Tokyo? – Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi

Since are so many choices when dining in Tokyo, why do I keep coming back to something so simple like Yakitori? Yakitori is ostensibly the most basic of foods – meats and vegetables, grilled on a stick. Many cultures have something similar like Thai moo ping (grilled pork on a...
Accidental Funnies - the Quintessential Trendy Restaurant Menu

Accidental Funnies – the Quintessential Trendy Restaurant Menu

We all know the place that has this menu… it’s likely called a gastropub, and it probably has some minimalist, urban chic decor going on – think exposed brick, industrial lighting and poured concrete floors with an epoxy glaze on top. The food isn’t bad, in fact they...
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