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A few of the articles from FWT Magazine Issue 5, Fall 2016, USA & Canada

Portugal’s Devotion to Ginja: A Cherry Liqueur Mainstay

“Com ou sem fruta?” is asked of all customers as euros slide across the tiny counters in exchange for a shot glass of ginja with or without fermented cherries inside.

At its inception centuries ago, ginja was used for digestive purposes. Eventually the sweet liqueur made its way to wealthy clients, then into fado establishments. Today the drink enjoys record popularity and is sold everywhere. Lisbon’s ginja bars open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Discovering Naoussa: A Trip to the Land of the Xinomavro Grape

Wine tastings are a fabulous way to discover new wines and varietals from around the world. In the case of the Greek wines of Naoussa, visiting this area, meeting the winemakers and their families, sharing a Greek family styled meal and touring the vineyards and wineries only enhanced the quality by offering a different perspective on the wines. It also provides a better appreciation of Greece and Xinomavro, the signature grape of this region of Macedonia.

Wild Luxury: Tofino, British Columbia

I had heard tales from other travelers of a timeless coast populated with...

Traveling the Belize Caribbean for Luxury: Victoria House and Chabil Mar Villas

For many years Belize has been a favorite destination of mine with its...

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