Monday, August 12, 2013
At a remote spot deep in the French countryside, Britons Bob and Diane Kirkwood have created an eco-friendly refuge that is like taking a step back in time.
Friday, August 9, 2013
The reputation of Portuguese wine is in the ascendant. Three decades ago wine from that country, apart from port, was dismissed as ordinary, typically fit for bulk containers. Today things are very different. Wine producers have placed an emphasis on quality, and Portugal now has some great brands.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
In less than six months, Taiwan's plaza of freedom on Ketagalan Boulevard has twice seen crowds over 100,000 strong. Rallying for a nuclear-free energy policy and over a soldier who died after being subjected to harsh exercise regimes as part of wrongful disciplinary punishment, protesters came out in force without the mobilization of the old political forces behind most past mass demonstrations. The peaceful and apparently apolitical rallies were praised as examples of Taiwan's mature democracy and as signs of a civil movement awakening.
Friday, August 2, 2013
One of only two wineries where frozen grapes are imported from around the world to make premium wine is based in Hong Kong. The other is in Bali in Indonesia. These are examples of innovation in the wine-making process of which Asia should be proud.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
In the concrete jungle of New York City, where open sky can be hard to find, the latest luxury offering is a night under the stars — or, under twinkling city lights, at least.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Bending over a garden blooming with zinnia, Nidda Haseeb Al Dafrawi breathes in the fragrant perfume of the flowers and closes her eyes.
Sitting on a hospital bed with a slight smile on her face, Valentina Micheeva looks a decade younger than her 80 years as she explains how four days earlier she had her hip replaced — not in her native Russia but at a clinic in Finland.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Germany's Volkswagen gave its ultra-luxury Bentley division the nod to build its first sport-utility vehicle, venturing beyond its speciality of sleek, growling road cars in a move that could unsettle automobile purists.
The 2013 Taipei Computer Applications Show, set to open on Aug. 1, will feature products from 200 computer, communication and consumer electronics companies, organizers said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Pixnet, a Taiwanese social network website, online photo gallery and blog service provider, has become the fifth most-visited site in Taiwan, web analytics company Alexa Internet Inc. said Monday.