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HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Well here we are one-fifth of the way through the 21st century. The “oldies” amongst us can clearly remember the global “panic” about the Y2K bug. Nobody knew whether the computerised clocks would click over to 1900 instead of 2000 at midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999. Would the planes fall out of the sky? Would the electronic world as we then knew it come to a crashing halt? Well, as it turned out nothing happened other than the software companies sold billions of dollars’ worth of “new” software to governments and industry in the lead up to the biggest non-event in human history. You really had to be there to appreciate the impact of it. Read More...

INTERESTING TITBITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Friday, November 15, 2019

THE TRAIN IN SPAIN IS MAINLY ON THE PLAIN:  In a great new Spanish wine initiative, there is now a new one day wine tourism trip from Madrid to Valladolid. You can visit the vineyards of Rueda (home to Verdejo – see my article in the Sept/Oct 2016 edition of Winestate Magazine) and Ribera del Duero on these high-speed trains which takes just over one hour to cover the 200 plus kilometres. Read More...