Camera and vineyard wall

Back to Burgundy – Three Days of Glory

Heading back to Burgundy to make a film about a tough year and a great wine celebration. Read Full

09 Sep 2016
Open book in front of Netflix screen

A visual storyteller’s guide to active consumption

How to keep yourself on the active side of the consumption equation. Read Full

03 Sep 2016
Family on a boat next to a freighter

Plunder on the Spanish Main

Feeling like a pirate leaving Cartagena not with a ship full of stolen Spanish plunder, but with a treasure of stories of the people working to save a small piece of of threatened reef. Read Full

30 Jul 2016

What to read this summer: recommendations from writers who teach

A pair of fiction writers and teachers offer their summer reading picks. Read Full

13 Jul 2016

Zester Daily – Burgundians dig deep to face climate change

I returned to Burgundy for the first time since writing my novel Vintage. Read Full

11 Jul 2016

From disaster cassoulet to La Belle Époque

Within the span of a single day, I recently experienced the best and worst French meals of my life. Read Full

26 Jun 2016
Cartograph Wines

Small wine clubs

How and why to join a small wine club or two. Read Full

13 Apr 2016
book on shelf

Libraries are awesome

“I’m waiting to check your book out at the library,” someone once told me. I wanted to tell him to just go out and buy it. But I didn’t. And I’m glad. Here’s why. Read Full

25 Mar 2016

Home for the holidays

Some food, travel and social notes from holidays in Central Europe. Read Full

11 Jan 2016

Balancing career and calling: insights from three writers

Balancing writing and literary careers can be precarious and challenging. Here three writers give their take on how they wrangle a “bi-vocational” existence. Read Full

01 Dec 2015
David Baker by teslathemes