Author: patrick

Reviews

Vikings Renavigated in RIVER KINGS Book – A Review

By Patrick Hunt – Vikings continue to be a magnetic topic, especially in light of new discoveries of ships, burials and sites that enable us to concentrate more on their far-flung commercial savvy and technology than the weary and skewed caricature of merely violent rapacity.  Anyone who has been to […]

Food History

Albert Seltz Wines in Mittelbergheim, Alsace

By Patrick Hunt – One of the oldest and respected domaines in Alsace, already known for some of the oldest continuing wineries in the world, is Domaine Albert Seltz in Mittelbergheim from 1576, with fourteen generations of wine production for highly sought-after wines. The current patriarch Albert took over from […]

Food History

Champagne Legacy: Chateau de Boursault

By Patrick Hunt – Everyone knows Veuve Cliquot Champagne – now in the prestigious LVMH Group – and most know the story of Nicole Barbe Ponsardin, daughter of Baron Nicholas Ponsardin, who founded this grand maison champagne in the 19th century as both a visionary pioneer who helped put champagne […]

Archaeologia

The Greek Charge at Marathon: Ready, Set, Go?

By Adrian Arima and Jeff Richardson – The battle at Marathon between the Greeks and Persians was one of the most pivotal battles in history, basically enabling the continued birth and evolution of Western civilization. The Greek charge took the Persians by surprise, and, whether or not they outnumbered the […]

Food History

Lake Como: Sorsasso Domasino Wines in Domaso

“This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty.” Shelley “When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como.”      Franz Liszt By Patrick Hunt – For millennia Lake Como in the foothills of the Italian Alps has […]