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The Ski Areas of Chamonix

The Ski Areas of Chamonix

Chamonix is a small commune in France, in the Haute-Savoie region. It is best known for its mountaineering and world-class skiing, with spectacular Alpine scenery. The Chamonix valley’s natural beauty draws in people from all walks of life, including holidaymakers,...
An Introduction to Winemaking: Vinifying and Maturing

An Introduction to Winemaking: Vinifying and Maturing

Vinification is the process of converting fruit juices, in particular those from grapes, into wine through fermentation. It can also be simply referred to as winemaking. The science of vinification is known as oenology and dates back many thousands of years. The...
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Facts

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Facts

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, referred to concisely as ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects approximately 5,000 new people per year. Some further statistics about ALS can be found in the embedded infographic. There is currently no known cure...
Blind Wine Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Not quite as literal as blindfolding the taster, blind wine tasting is simply when the taster is denied access to certain facts about the sample. These include colour or sight of the bottle and label. The purpose of this removal of key elements is to minimise inherent...