Diesel or Petrol: Choosing the Type of Fuel Your Next Car is Powered By


Although there is now a third alternative in the form of electric-powered vehicles, the purchase price makes the idea cost prohibitive to many motorists at the moment, which leaves the conventional dilemma or whether to choose a diesel or petrol version.

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Grgich Hills Estate: A Napa Valley legend

There are certain producers whose name must be included when discussing Napa Valley’s rise to prominence in the wine world. Grgich Hill Cellars is on the shortlist. Back in the ‘70s, founder Mike Grgich was the winemaker at Chateau Montelana. It was Mike who produced the 1973 Chardonnay that ultimately won the Paris Tasting in 1976. Up against many French wines, Chateau Montelena won that day. But really it was Napa Valley as a whole that was the beneficiary, and Mike’s wine was what captured the prize. A year later, Grgich Hills Estate was born.

40 years after that tasting in Paris, Mike Grgich’s name is one of the few that must be mentioned in the same breath as Robert Mondavi when discussing the most important people in Napa Valley history. Grgich Hills has continued to make world class wines that speak strongly of their Napa Valley origins. Here’s a look at three of their current releases. These are wines that are available around the country and offer a peek into why Napa Valley is one of the greatest wine-growing regions in the world – not to mention why Mike Grgich is one of the most legendary figures to make wine there.


Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Chardonnay ($43)

The fruit for this wine came from Estate Vineyards in American Canyon and Carneros. It’s composed entirely of Chardonnay. It was fermented and aged in French oak over a period of 10 months in a combination of new (40%) and neutral (60%) oak. 30,300 cases were produced. From the first whiff to the last sip, what stands out most about this Chardonnay is the pure expression of fruit. The oak regimen provides accents but never detracts from that. Aromas of white peach and apple light up the nose. Bartlett pear, subtle nutmeg and golden delicious apple flavors are all present on the palate. Continuing spices and a host of minerals drive the impressive, crisp and refreshing finish. Mike Grgich has been making world class Napa Valley Chardonnay for over 40 years, and this is the latest example.

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A Short History of the Online Gambling Business

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Having a wager has been part of every culture since man first walked the earth. Through the ages, various games, sports and any other events where the outcome is uncertain have been used to gamble. Online gambling arrived on the scene in 1994 when a company called Microgaming, a software gaming developer who was based in the Isle of Man, and CryptoLogic, an online security company, joined forces to create a safe transaction environment, which led to the birth of online casinos. At the same time, a law was passed in Antigua called The Free Trade and Processing Act, which enabled licences to be granted to companies that wanted to provide gambling services on the Internet.

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Full Body vs Split: How to Pick the Right Program for You

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With the many training techniques available, the fitness world is not spared of arguments and debates. Among these is the full body versus split issue, wherein some people believe that you only have to choose between the two programs for strength training. You will even see trainers who have impressive physiques focusing on split routines for their own workout while they train their clients with full body workouts. With this contradiction, some are left confused on which one is better or if there’s even a need to choose between the two in the first place.

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How to Throw a Game Day Party with Healthier Snacks

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Football season is mere weeks away. Whether you watch college football, pro teams or both, you’re sure to come across a barrage of unhealthy, fattening and calorie-laden snacks. While you can’t control what someone serves in their own home, you can throw your own football parties, complete with healthy and delicious alternatives to traditional favorites.

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