Christmas at Home: My Adventures in Cookie Land by Paul Rest

Christmas officially began right before or after Thanksgiving. I can’t remember exactly when it began. The “it” being my mother’s cookie making marathon which when it started, went right up to a few days before we celebrated Christmas. It started when she would bring all the cookie tins down from the top shelf in the pantry. These would be washed and dried and then stacked … Continue reading Christmas at Home: My Adventures in Cookie Land by Paul Rest

Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

While visiting Japan, I discovered that apartment store basements were combinations of mini-restaurants, islands where you could purchase an amazing variety of foods and liquor stores that sold beers (cans of Budweiser were the most popular), wine (mostly French and a very expensive American wines), Champagnes (French) and, of course, spirits. The most popular spirits were the famous French brands including Chivas Regal. Royal Crown … Continue reading Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

A Wine Moment for the Ages by Paul Frederick Rest

My wine adventures reached a pinnacle with a surprise bottle of wine. This happened some years ago on a visit to friends in Tucson, Arizona. By this time I had some real wine tasting experiences under my belt. I had become so committed I took out a subscription to that famous wine magazine and religiously read the stories, interviews and trade ads. Looking back, I … Continue reading A Wine Moment for the Ages by Paul Frederick Rest