Learn to Imbibe Better with Tom Stevenson’s ‘The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia’ [REVIEW]

Discover the best wineries have to offer in The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things as relaxing as uncorking a delicious bottle of wine at the end of a long day, sipping it as you watch the sunset with someone special. Unless, of course, you get to travel to a winery on a languid afternoon and sample both new flavors and old vintages surrounded by the unrivaled beauty of wine country. But what wine should you try? Which vineyards are worth visiting? And how do you know how to stock that wine cellar you’ve always dreamed of filling? These are all questions wine expert Tom Stevenson helps you answer in The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia.

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Danielle Steel’s ‘Expect A Miracle’ Reminds Us that Hope and Inspiration Are Never Far from Reach [REVIEW]

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Anything is possible when you have a little faith. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Hope. That is the one recurring theme throughout everything prolific author Danielle Steel has ever written. As her protagonists face everything from the Holocaust to abuse, cancer, heartbreak, and more, they never give up, no matter how shattered life may seem to leave them. Time and again, they persevere, until they discover just how strong and resourceful they truly are. But where does Steel find her inspiration? The answer is found in her newest book, Expect A Miracle.

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National Geographic’s ‘Family Reference Atlas of the World, Fifth Edition’ Offers Parents Homework Help During the Age of Distance Learning [REVIEW]

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Discover the secrets of the known universe in National Geographic’s new Family Reference Atlas of the World. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The kids are distance learning. They have a report due about which countries have access to the internet. Where do you look? Or they need to write about ocean life and want to know how many species scientists have identified in the depths of the sea. How do you find that information? Search no more. A parent’s best new resource is here and National Geographic has got you covered with their fifth edition of the Family Reference Atlas of the World.

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National Geographic’s ‘Almanac 2021’ Invites Conversation and Critical Thinking [REVIEW]

Birds-eye view of a man standing on Grand Canyon. (Photo courtesy Noelle Otto, Pexels/Canva)

Do you sometimes wish you had a way to determine what the coming year will bring? Now you don’t need one! National Geographic’s editors keep their fingers on the pulse of our world and beyond to cull together loads of thoughtful, fascinating insights each year and they assemble it all in one volume for our perusal, Almanac 2021.

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National Geographic’s ‘History at a Glance’ is Epic and Awe Inspiring [REVIEW]

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Visit the Pyramids at Giza and other great sites in National Geographic’s History at a Glance. (Photo by foundin_a_attic, Flickr)

Whether I’m watching an old movie, reading a fascinating biography or novel, or planning a trip to a place I’ve never visited before, I always like to delve a little deeper into the history behind an event, person, or place. I don’t always have the time to visit the library and haul out an encyclopedia to look up places like “Giza” (pictured above) and I can’t always rely on what the Internet has to say about a matter. So what’s a guy to do? That’s where National Geographic steps up to help a bro out. Their latest volume, History at a Glance, is the perfect reference book to keep on hand for concise armchair research.  Read more of this post