Wineweek 113: Singapore in a Nutshell

In Finland, we have a saying – new year, new tricks. More concretely, we have today traveled from Singapore to Bangkok for the last leg of our annual trip. What started in Bangkok, will end in Bangkok. Seven full days to discover what is new in the city that have loved since the first time I set foot in it. The first round in Bangkok was just to slack off and to sleep off the jet lag, so we left all the new goodies to the coming week. I think definitely this will be the best part of our trip. I don’t like dwelling on last year, but since I took some photos, we can have a quick look back on our week in Singapore. It was filled with good food, coffee and some yummy cocktails. Continue reading “Wineweek 113: Singapore in a Nutshell”

Wine regions to put on the wall

This blog is usually mainly about wine, coffee, food and other things related to flavors. Today however the topic will be more of culture and art but it will still be partially connected to wine. A family owned company that I have been fond of for a long time is City Prints Map Art. They started out making beautiful maps of cities printed in nice colors, perfect to put on the wall.

They have since added a lot of other themes than just cities so they have college campuses, football stadiums, US States, soccer fields and many other prints. What makes these look very nice is in my view the minimalist style with a modern touch to it and smart use of colors. You may then rightly ask yourself why this is of interest here in a blog mainly about wine. The answer is that they are now making maps of wine regions that can be ordered as prints.

So far they have a nice selection especially for the US where there are maps for California, Napa County, Sonoma County and Washington. For the rest of the world there are maps for the following countries: Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. I think the prints look really nice and I may consider getting some. I also think there is potential to add more region focused maps within European countries as well but as it is a US based company it makes sense to have more detail in the US.

So in my view well worth checking out. I am not only a fan of the prints but also love to see when people start up their own business and succeed and I will happily continue to support them by also buying from them in the future.