Plantus exoticus: Waimea Valley Botanical Gardens

I must be crazy–I choose to drive to the windward side of the island where it’s dumping rain and hail–instead of laying on warm, sunny beaches of the leeward side. I hope this is the best botanical garden I’ve seen.
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Wine Sharks: Introductory exam

Wine Sharks: Introductory exam

Hands are sweaty. Click. Long sigh. Now, to wonder. I’m stepping into another world: registering for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ first level course and exam, called ‘Introductory.’ The requisite 200-page workbook covers a vast amount of info: the entire world of wine, beer, sake and spirits; service, salesmanship, and hospitality; and the deductive tasting method. Time to study up. Continue reading Wine Sharks: Introductory exam