Monthly Archives: February 2014

For long, Mountain Wines formed an ampelographic anomaly. The vines are hardy plants that usually do not find favorable terrain above 600 to 700 meters. However winemakers of mountain regions have been able to select vines and adapt them for quite some times . Vineyards are found in the mountainous areas of several countries like France , Switzerland, Italy, Argentina, Chile…



The Winter Olympics in Sochi were a great success despite some criticism prior to the world event. In front of its home crowed, Russians saw their Olympic team win the most gold medals as well as overall total count with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze totaling 33 in all! In the “quality” ranking winning the most gold medals,…



Biathlon – Men:  Russia made its fans wait for a biathlon gold medal until the last race of the Sochi Games. Despite missing eight targets, the Russian team won the men’s 4×7.5-kilometer relay. A sea of Russian flags and loud chants awaited the Russians every time they entered the 7,500-capacity Laura biathlon stadium. Germany, which only missed two targets, finished 3.5 seconds behind…


A few days ago in the Tyrol mountains in Austria, three skiers came across something unusual. Following a snow storm, one of them was intrigued by what seemed to be “branches” sticking out of a thick layer of snow. Getting closer, they discovered it was actually a large deer buried by snow. The animal was alive but unable to move out…



Freestyle Skiing – Men:  The sport may be unpredictable. The results looked like anything but a free-for-all. Cocorico! Vive le skicross. Jean Frederic Chapuis led the first French medals sweep in Winter Olympics history, taking gold in the wild sport of skicross while Arnaud Bovolenta won silver and Jonathan Midol walked away with bronze. Brady Leman of Canada briefly passed Midol for the…



Alpine Skiing – Women:  The weather was not that great during the first run of the giant slalom in Rosa Khutor, snowing up on top and partly raining down at the bottom… but the snow held and racers did not complain. Tina Maze of Slovenia skied first and finished first. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden ran second and finished second, but Nadia…