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War of wines: South Africa vs New Zealand vs France


Meeting South African chef Pieter de Jager and tasting his cooking paired with South African wines at the Prince Albert Rotisserie of the InterContinental Manila brought me back to Stellenbosch where the vineyards of Cape Town are situated. On our way there, the mountains changed colors as the sun went down. Polka-dotted guinea fowls roamed [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

New Zealand trade fair to offer food, wine and the chance to travel

NEW ZEALAND Ambassador Reuben Levermore TEDDY PELAEZ

For cineastes, New Zealand is synonymous to Middle Earth and “The Lord of the Rings.” For many Filipinos, however, little is known of it, save the fact that there are more sheep than its 4.4 million human population.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Filipina is New Zealand bet to Miss World 2014

Screengrab from Miss World New Zealand 2014 Arielle Garciano’s Facebook.

A Filipina was chosen to represent New Zealand in Miss World 2014, the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand said on Saturday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (L), and her husband Britain's Prince William (R), watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a bilby, which was named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP

Britain’s baby Prince George stepped out in public for the first time in Australia with his parents for a wildlife encounter at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit a young players’ rugby tournament, at Forsyth Barr Stadium, in Dunedin, New Zealand, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  AP

Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »