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Is B.C.'s Future a $20 Wine from an Obscure Grape? - Vancouver Magazine

Is B.C.'s Future a $20 Wine from an Obscure Grape? - Vancouver Magazine | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
The Okanagan Falls Winery Association was in town last Wednesday and there’s nothing like getting a gaggle of BC wineries together to appreciate the insane diversity we have. There was everything from a rosé made from Zinfandel (which, not matter the dryness level, is still technically a white Zinfandel) to a dense Bordeaux blend that …
 
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Forgotten Canada: Glamorous ladies and pin-up girls

Forgotten Canada: Glamorous ladies and pin-up girls | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
In this edition: Comely ladies with visible stockings, eligible mademoiselles with bedroom eyes and other “after hours” images from early Canada
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9 Bizarre Effects of Prohibition

When the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act were put into place, clearly someone had to see there would be more than a few unintended consequences. Some of the effects are well-documented, like th...
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En Puntas, Video of a Ballerina Dancing with Knives Attached to Her Shoes

En Puntas, Video of a Ballerina Dancing with Knives Attached to Her Shoes | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
In the video "En Puntas" by artist Javier Pérez, a ballerina dances atop a grand piano with kitchen knives affixed to her pointe shoes. via My Amp Goes to 11, Visual News
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Chocolate price fixing: Nestle, Mars face criminal charges over prices | Legal Post | Financial Post

Chocolate price fixing: Nestle, Mars face criminal charges over prices | Legal Post | Financial Post | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
The Competition Bureau says criminal charges have been laid against three companies including Nestle Canada and three individuals accused of fixing the price of chocolate candies in Canada

 

 
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Salvador Dalí's Illustrations for Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

Salvador Dalí's Illustrations for Dante's 'Divine Comedy' | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalí to create 100 watercolors to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy, to coincide with the 700th anniversary of the famed poet's birth. They quic...

 

 
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Elliott wave explained

Elliott wave explained | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
To explain the Elliott wave rules that matter to day or swing traders and investors. To answer pertinent questions such as: a/ why the fourth Elliott wave should not overlap the first? b/ why the second Elliott wave should not cancel the first?

 

 
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Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey sales send American spirits exports past $1.5 billion - Canadian Business

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Global thirst for Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey caused exports to spike beyond $1 billion for the first time ever in 2013, a dist
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Vermeer’s Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images

Vermeer’s Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
Tim Jenison, a non-artist, spent nearly a decade attempting to re-create Johannes Vermeer’s The Music Lesson using a contraption some claim allowed the artist to create uncannily real paintings. Did he succeed?
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Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, Iris Van Herpen for New York City Ballet (Photos)

Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, Iris Van Herpen for New York City Ballet (Photos) | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
The New York City Ballet collaborated with three top designers to costume its fall performances.
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Ramon Bruin's Unbelievable 3D Drawings

Ramon Bruin's Unbelievable 3D Drawings | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
Caution: Your brain is about to hurt. Ramon Bruin's drawings are as beautiful as they are hard to comprehend. Using sheets of paper and random objects, Bruin (aka JJK Airbrush) draws 3D images that...

 

 
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Three female artists who shaped the American Pin-Up

Three female artists who shaped the American Pin-Up | The Fine Arts | Scoop.it
Ben Marks, our pal at Collectors Weekly, says, "We just published an article on Zoe Mozert, Pearl Frush, and Joyce Ballantyne, who created some of the most memorable pin-up art in the 1940 and '50s.

 

 
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