TOMORROW – A NEW LOOK, NEW STORIES FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER. Home Sales In Canada Sink, Seattle Fights Homeless Housing In A Unique Way, How Long Will You Live – The Answer, The 13 Perils Of Being A Night Owl


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Good morning :
—WATCH FOR IT TOMORROW – We have re-designed the newsletter. We know you are busy – so we have cut back on the number of stories for you to consider. The design has been simplified so that you can instantly see and find out what the stories are all about. No more endless scrolling.
We have been tracking the kind of stories you like – so we will bring you more of those.
So tomorrow take a look at your new newsletter.
George Froehlich

Editor
p.s. if you want to comment on anything, suggest changes to the newsletter or just say hello drop me a line at: coolconvomedia@gmail.com

HOME SALES IN CANADA PLUMMET LED BY B.C.

THE STORY

Well, it looks like it has happened – home sales in Canada finally have dropped – the largest decrease in five years.

THE SETTING

For years now Canada house prices have been on an upward spiral fueled by low interest rates, easy to get mortgages and an influx of foreign buyers snapping up high-priced homes and then eventually flipping them.

WHAT IT MEANS

But no more – government’s have imposed special taxes on foreign buyers, cheap mortgages are no longer easy to get and interest rates will rise – the perfect storm for a softer market.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
Sam Hauck – Mind Of A Wine Teacher
Sam, aka The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to remember.
And it all started off with making homemade beer with a friend.
And then it progressed to wine with the same friend.
Wine that won awards for both Sam and his friend.
Today Sam is super busy.
Even his friends remark how he often is not available – given that the world wine is a whirlwind of endless activity.
Sam has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Sam talks to George Froehlich about:
What is his number one piece of advice to people who like to drink wine.
The time he did a blind taste test with a top French wine and several B.C. wines and what the outcome was.
Why is B.C. wine higher priced than those wines from the U.S. and elsewhere.
Why is red wine more expensive than white wine.
Where wine is treated like a cocktail.
Why wines taste different when drinking them by themselves, compared when drinking them with food.
Why one world expert said B.C. wines are close and will catch up to some of the best French wines in the world.
Why today some $40 B.C. wines could end up costing anywhere from $150 to $200 a bottle.
B.C. producing the most variety of grapes in the world.
Why can’t we get decent B.C. wines for $9 to $10.
The time the wine world was shocked about B.C. wines.
A fabulous B.C. wine that men did not want to drink, but once they did they were amazed.
How he and his friend made a port wine by accident and it turned out to be fabulous.
B.C.’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are awesome.
He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He also blogs for My VanCity, an online magazine devoted to dining, wine tasting and lifestyle events in Vancouver.

SEATTLE FIGHTS HOMELESSNESS HOUSING WITH A NEW AND UNIQUE TAX

Seattle like Vancouver and other major cities has a homeless housing problem.
But instead of merely talking about it – it took a major step.
It imposed a new tax that is unique in who has to pay it.

MAJOR BLOODSHED IN GAZA AS U.S. OPENS ITS NEW EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM

Palestinians always have been opposed to moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
And now that the move has happened there has been a lot of bloodshed. It has been the deadliest rioting since 2014 with Israeli security forces opening fire on the Palestinians who were protesting the the embassy move.

FIND OUT HOW LONG YOU WILL LIVE

People are living longer.
Turning 100 no longer is a big deal.
But how long will you live?

 

THE FOOD YOU BUY IS REALLY SHRINKING

Food companies often are sneaky.
Instead of increasing prices – they shrink the amount of food their packages contain.
And a lot of consumers don’t realize it.
Or do they?

THE SERIOUS PERILS OF BEING A NIGHT OWL

Do you stay up late?
Don’t like going to bed early?
If so, you are a night owl.
And being a night owl is not good for your health.
And according to the latest research it can be dangerous to your health.
Find out the 13 health problems you create by being a night owl.

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