Vancouver’s High Gas Prices Will Go Higher – The Gouging And High Taxes Are The Cause, Why Is Hawaii Banning Sunscreens?, Get WestJet And Air Canada’s Secret Low Fares, Cute, Cuddly Kangaroos Turn Ugly Over A Snack, Five Habits That Extend Your Life By 10 Years


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Friday, May 4, 2018


Good morning :
—Some people never learn. A convict gets out of jail and then goes right back where he started from.
—Somewhat surprised. The evidence is in. Kids growing up in the big city without pets can face a serious medical issue.
— Secret low Air Canada and WestJet fares. You can save up to 35 per cent and here is how and where.

George Froehlich
Editor
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OUR CRAZY GAS PRICES – NO END IN SIGHT – WHY ARE THEY SO HIGH – SOME ANSWERS

THE STORY

It’s an annual event – gas price going through the roof.
And every year the excuses are endless.

THE SETTING

And those high gas prices not only affect you at the pump but will hurt your wallet for many items you buy.
And the hypocrisy of NDP Premier John Horgan adds to the problem.

WHAT IT MEANS

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.

CELL PHONE USERS WARNED AS MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMOURS DOUBLE

A British study is raising alarm about a certain type of cancer.
It was discovered through the first study of its kind – involving the use of cell phones.

COMPELLING PICTURES IN BLACK AND WHITE – FRANCE IN THE FINAL YEAR OF WORLD WAR I

The pictures are stunning.
Memorable and mesmerizing – all taken in the final days of World War I.

HAWAII BANS SUNSCREEN

Hawaii has made a drastic decision.
It has banned the use of sunscreen products.
Why?
It’s all about the coral reefs.

 

CUTE AND CUDDLY KANGAROOS TURN UGLY OVER ONE PARTICULAR SNACK THEY LOVE

Kangaroos can be awesome.
But that can and does change quickly – especially if you have a particular snack meant for them.

FIVE HABITS THAT WILL ADD MORE THAN 10 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE.

The facts are in.
You can extend your life by sticking to five healthy habits.
Those are the conclusions of a major new study.

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