Have a glass of wine with your cat

How many times have you got home after a long day at work, kicked off your shoes, opened a bottle of red wine and sat down with a glass, only to find your mood ruined by the fact that your cat can’t join you in having a drink? Um, us neither, but apparently there is … [Read the full story]

Lady Thatcher died peacefully reading the papers

This is Baroness Thatcher’s deathbed, inside The Ritz, surrounded by the people who cared for her. The Iron Lady died ‘peacefully’ here following a stroke at 11.28am on Monday, as she sat up and quietly read. Lady Thatcher, who had suffered a series of mini-strokes over the past decade, recognised the symptoms as she fell … [Read the full story]

Wine shipment evaporates

A large shipment of wine from South Australia seems to have ‘evaporated’ while being transported east. Police are investigating after 60,000 bottles of wine from 12 McLaren Vale wineries failed to arrive at a depot in New South Wales. The trailers arrived with no stock on board. The missing shipment has been valued at $500,000. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1916 and 1922

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the Royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through his ability to stop the bleeding of their hemophiliac son, Alexei. Although the Siberian-born peasant was widely criticized for his lechery and … [Read the full story]

She’s hot

Hello everyone. You’ve got to take a look at this. She’s sex on a stick…just look at her. I mean, she’s totally amazing. But when we say ‘sex on a stick’, we mean that she’s an absolute darling and we’d all like to wine and dine her and hopefully take her home…come on…you’d all do … [Read the full story]

‘Snakes on a Bus’ – could be a new movie

A bus travelling through central Vietnam was evacuated when dozens of poisonous snakes escaped from a sack. The bus stopped shortly after setting off from Da Nang city on its way to Quy Nhon City after a passenger saw a snake at her feet. “I felt something tickle my legs and saw a snake,” quoted … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Had two days off following a call from a friend who has just recently become “unemployed (a short break between two jobs despite his ironical statements to the contrary does not allow him to speak for the disaffected and disadvantaged in society). Decided to go to Richmond, a place of many and excellent watering holes, … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy”

China is going to overtake Australia as wine producers

Soaring China is set to overtake Australia as a wine producer in just three years. The superpower is set to leap from tenth biggest wine producer to sixth by 2014. That’s a staggering 77% growth. Wine productionis expected to jump from 72 million cases in 2009 to 128 million cases in 2014, says wine exhibition … [Read the full story]