Bogota, Falling for Wine

In tune with our current Pasajero issue highlighting Columbia, we decided to explore what wines Columbians like to drink. In order to do that, we invited Dario Parra, owner of the well-known establishment in Bogota, La Casa del Vino, to be our guest for this column. Is Colombia a strong wine market? Columbia has been a rapidly growing wine market […]

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Miami Author Wins Literary Award

MIAMI (Nov. 13, 2006) – The Florida Writers Association awarded Miami-based author David Pereda second place in the 2006 Royal Palm Literary Awards for his novel, Beyond Midnight in America.   The book, scheduled for publication next year, is about a successful Miami architect who fled Cubaduring the Mariel boatlift and reluctantly returns to his native country to unravel a 25-year-old family secret.  […]

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Catar en Familia

Mi pequeña hija, quien tiene apenas tres años, ama el vino; pero me adelanto. Como diría Aristóteles, empecemos por el principio: ¡Bienvenidos a mi columna! Si usted lee estas líneas es porque le interesan los vinos tanto o más que a mi Sophia, a mi amigo Carlos (quien sirve de co-autor de esta columna) o a mí. Les prometo una […]

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Wine Musings with Carlos and Sophia

My three-year old daughter, Sophia, loves wine. Ah, but I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let’s begin at the beginning, as Aristotle would say: welcome to my column. If you’re reading these words, you’re interested in wines and likely a wine lover like Sophia and me or my friend Carlos who co-authors this column. I promise you […]

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Pasajero – The White Devil of Chuao

Erwin has turned into a devil.  Wearing a frightening mask and a colorful costume, he dances on the streets of Chuao in the steaming sun, following a long line of equally-attired devils beating drums and playing cuatros and maracas.  Although he’s only eleven years old, and this is his first Feast of Corpus Christi celebration, he dances with the aplomb […]

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