Artist

MOVI – “Working In The Risk Zone”

Posted November 28, 2014 by Rudi Goldman

The Chilean wine organization MOVI has gained quite a reputation in the world of wine due to its quality product, cutting edge wine making practices and unique marketing style. The mini-documentary film The MOVI Movie explores a dynamic and unconventional group of Chilean winemakers, who are helping to create substantial changes in the Chilean wine business. MOVI dares to work in the “risk zone” when it comes to the art and business of wine-making. The film was shot at several member wineries in two of Chile’s most interesting and beautiful wine regions, Casablanca and the Maule Valley in February 2014. 

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Tasting 3000 Burgundy Wines at the Fête des Grand Vins 2012
Dining

Burgundy – People with a Passion for Wine

Posted April 11, 2016 by Rudi Goldman

An extraordinary story about people who are passionate about wine. This “not to be missed” video gives wine lovers, food and travel buffs an intimate peek into the people and happenings during the oldest and most traditional of the Burgundy wine celebrations, Les Trois Glorieuses.

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Carribean

Ultimate Guide To Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas

Posted January 28, 2013 by Len Rapoport

Article and Photos by: Len & Gladys Rapoport This is the  Ultimate Guide to the Independence of the Seas. At the bottom of each are the links to the other pages.  Scroll down to see them. My wife and I have traveled to many countries and every continent over the past 50 years.  We have […]

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Culture & Art

Of Art & Wine: Piattelli Vineyards & Artist Lucita Feijoo

Posted November 24, 2013 by Rudi Goldman

Nine years after the American owners of Piattelli Vineyards Jon and Arlene Malinski fell in love with the wine making town and terroir of Cafayate, Argentina, their impressive new winery held its grand opening in March of 2013. The opening ushered in a new kind of sophistication in the state-of-the-art of winemaking in Cafayate. This […]

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Europe

Chez Bruno – The Art Of Truffles

Posted July 30, 2014 by Rudi Goldman

This article/movie is about Chez Bruno, a Michelin one-star truffle specialist restaurant located just outside of Lorgues, Provence, France. Restaurant Chez Bruno holds the record for serving the largest amount of truffles per year in the world, 4000 kilos (4 tons) to its 36,000 yearly guests.

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Business

VIGNO – Chile’s First Appellation In The Making

Posted February 20, 2014 by Rudi Goldman

VIGNO – Vignadores de Carignan, the first true Chilean appellation is set to be a reality. The name is derived from vino, the Spanish word for wine, combined with the “G” from Carignan. VIGNO represents old-vine Carignan wines from the Maule Valley, located about three hours south of Santiago.

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Entertainment

33rd Annual QuickChek Festival of Ballooning Fun For Thousands

Posted July 27, 2015 by Len Rapoport

  “The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, […]

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Food & Beverage

Bodega Nanni: A Family Tradition

Posted October 12, 2017 by Rudi Goldman

An insightful story of a passion for natural winemaking by a small Argentine producer with over a century of family tradition. My wife and I first discovered the delightful taste and aromas of Torrontes wine in the cafes and restaurants on the square in the sleepy village of Cafayate, Argentina. Comparing the various Torrontes from local producers, although it was a difficult choice, we decided that the Nanni Torrontes had the most appeal to us. This dry, but fruity wine’s aromas provided a delightful nose and surprising finish.

“Looking to discover what made Bodega Nanni’s Torrontes so special, I decided to make a short film about them. What I discovered was a family with a local winemaking tradition that dates back over one hundred years.”
Videographer Rudi Goldman

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Europe

Escape to another Century: Centovalli, Switzerland

Posted February 13, 2012 by IMPress Archives

Situated at the base of the Simplon Pass in the Swiss Canton of Valais is the small town of Brig which dates back to the Bronze Age. Here is the perfect departure point for many adventures around alpine Switzerland as well as into Italy. My Bernoise friend arrived about the same time as my train […]

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