Month: November 2021

The UK Government has announced the addition of four more countries to the travel red list, as concerns grow over the omicron Covid variant, first detected in South Africa.  Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will join the six countries placed on the revived red list on Friday November 26 – South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and Lesotho. All flights from
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Three uniquely UNESCO designations show the diversity of wine culture Wines have long been positioned by history and geography, with many of the best-known regions becoming brands unto themselves—Burgundy, St. Emilion and Napa Valley, for example. Such instant name recognition telegraphs quality and confidence and aids in guiding novice drinkers, who might not care to
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(CNN) — A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire. The Star Inn at Harome caught fire at 10.13 p.m. local time (5.13 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, according to the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The restaurant, which is located
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A nurse prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children for distribution in Montreal, Quebec on November 24, 2021. ANDREJ IVANOV | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Friday assigned the Greek letter omicron to a newly identified Covid variant in South Africa. The U.N. health agency recognized the strain, first referred to
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(CNN) — Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, more than 2.3 million Americans traveled by air for Thanksgiving, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans. Here are some of the biggest developments in travel this week: A new
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(CNN) — Hundreds of passengers from South Africa were being held at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Friday after the Netherlands imposed new travel restrictions amid concerns over an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus. The European Union and other major destinations, including the United States and Canada, have moved to block flights from African
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When American schoolchildren learn about the Thanksgiving holiday, their teachers tell them the Pilgrims traded with the Native people for corn. Though it doesn’t appear that the members of the Wampanoag tribe who supposedly supped with the immigrants produced alcohol of their own, so-called Indian corn provided the starchy base for many a stateside beer
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Let’s be honest, the Thanksgiving feast can be a little daunting for wine pairing. My family hails from the south. Regardless of where you are in the country, there are competing flavors all over the table. From roasted turkey and tangy cranberry sauce to herbaceous stuffing (or dressing), sweet potatoes (sometimes with a marshmallow topping!),
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