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Deserts on 3 Continents, Part 2 -- the Atacama: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

With about 0.59 inches of rain a year the Atacama, high in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, is the driest place on Earth, and very likely its oldest desert, going back 3 million years.

Bernard Portet: A Winery Without Walls

Mary Orlin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

The advantage of a winery without walls, says Bernard Portet, is that he can be more creative and flexible. He can blend Roussanne with Sauvignon Blanc or make Malbec in Argentina.