Riccardo G.’s profile on CouchSurfing.com, the website that partners intrepid wanderers with willing hosts, notes that he lives in the “best neighborhood to go out and have drinks,” that he offers a “cozy/clean/nice sofa/couch” and that he’ll even let you bring your &ldqu
MONTREAL — Efforts by successive Quebec governments to find more revenue sources over the years have contributed to an unintended consequence on the store shelves of the province’s liquor monopoly: the near-extinction of cheap wine.
NEW DELHI: Myntra.com, India's largest online fashion retailer, has seen a 10% drop in sales since it shut its website and turned a mobile app-only etailer last week. The company, owned by Flipkart, had factored in such a decline and hoped to return to the level of sales prior to the move in the coming weeks, according to a source. Its closest rivals, Snapdeal and Amazon, however, said they had no plans to wind up their websites and focus only on mobile phone users. "Our data shows that there are still many customers who use PCs to shop online.
JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) is following suit with its Chinese e-commerce competitors in setting foot in the smart-home industry. Being the biggest rival to the China’s e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), JD now has plans to invest $10.8 million (67.5 million Yuan) to acquire a 45% stake in a joint venture with Chinese voice recognition software firm iFlytek.
There's a lot more to becoming a wine expert than tossing back a glass now and then. You've got to know the vocab — tannin, bouquet, terroir, aroma — not to mention how to hold a glass, recognize flavors, and know when to drink it. Luckily, London-based company Datadial developed a helpful infographic for their client WineInvestment that breaks down everything a budding wine enthusiast needs to know (first found at Visual.ly).
In Roald Dahl’s 1951 short story Taste, stockbroker Mike Schofield challenges his dinner guest, a wine snob named Richard Pratt, to a high-stakes bet. If Pratt can guess which wine is being served, Schofield will offer Pratt his beautiful young daughter’s hand in marriage. If Pratt is stumped, he forfeits his two houses to Schofield.