Editor-In-Chief at CityRoom. Dennis is a seasoned adventurer, talented businessman, wine enthusiast, and Kona coffee expert. His unique ability to construct well-thought-out, informative, and playful stories about topics of life enjoyment appeals to marketers and dreamers alike. When he is not chasing his vagabond children across faraway lands, he lives in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
While Beluga caviar is adored for whetting the appetite and Cristal champagne is a choice elixir to enliven the spirit, there is still no rival for the one delicacy that is quickly becoming the world’s most beloved food when it comes to nourish... Go to Article
The fountain in the entryway of the Chateau Valmy winery was sending what should have been a 15-foot high stream about two feet high and 13 feet to the north. The winds blowing off the Mediterranean were cold and strong, giving us the benefit o... Go to Story
Every autumn we stand in awe of the beauty in our forests as the green leaves of summer change gradually to a rich mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow.
Technically, this change is the result of chemical processes happening in the tree as the w... Go to Story
Perhaps the love affair between the Swiss and their trains began one hundred-fifty years ago when one rail line began running between Zurich and Baden. That daily train brought fresh bread from the bakeries of Baden into Zurich homes with the unforge... Go to Story
THE ART OF THE LABEL …On the Creation of Coffee, Wine, and Tea Labels for Modern Appreciation
PART ONE – THE SOUL OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE 21st CENTURY
A word to professional graphic artists in this second decade of our 21stCentury… (and l... Go to Story
By, Gian Carlo Casparis, Wine Tours Switzerland, and Dennis Payne, CityRoom.com
Last week I had an opportunity to talk with two third-generation winemakers – Matthias Gubler and his wife, Sina Moehr, at the Moehr-Niggli Winery ... Go to Story
The delicate Edelweiss is a member of the sunflower family, and grows at high elevations throughout the Alps. It is one of the most beloved and culturally significant plants in the region. Sometimes called “the star of the snows,” this flower has lon... Go to Story
It all started with two men from Australia who wanted to make a difference in the lives of orangutans. After learning about the dangers these great apes face, Garry Sundin and Peter Miller founded Orangutan Odysseys in an effort to save the environme... Go to Story
Doctor Alexander Kanevsky’s fame looks certain to spread. The Russian-born and U.S. based physician is a man of numerous talents: A surgical oncologist and practitioner of alternative medicine, he is also a poet, a playwright, a novelist, a s... Go to Story
Kona is amongst the world's most expensive coffees. After you've seen and tasted the differences, you may never go back to what you used to drink. Here's why:
Like a fine vintage wine, 100% Kona is distinguished from lesser coffees by the tremendo... Go to Article
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