Slovak-American's gourmet guide now on CD-ROM

A lip-smacking encyclopedia of haute gastronomy, "The Most Complete Guide to Gourmet Food, Wines & Spirits" is now on CD-ROM in Bratislava bookstores. The CD-ROM guide, by Emil Kraus, a Slovak-American gourmand and connoisseur who lives in Santa Barbara, California, lists over 2,500 wines from France, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina, among other regions, along with gourmet recipes, a history of the world's brandies, cognacs, Armagnac, grappas and liquers, and "many interesting facts about cigars," as Kraus put it.

A lip-smacking encyclopedia of haute gastronomy, "The Most Complete Guide to Gourmet Food, Wines & Spirits" is now on CD-ROM in Bratislava bookstores. The CD-ROM guide, by Emil Kraus, a Slovak-American gourmand and connoisseur who lives in Santa Barbara, California, lists over 2,500 wines from France, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina, among other regions, along with gourmet recipes, a history of the world's brandies, cognacs, Armagnac, grappas and liquers, and "many interesting facts about cigars," as Kraus put it.

So dim the lights, plug in a yule log and settle down to watch this Christmas with your favorite beverage and cheroot, and sift through the pages of the disc, which costs 1,229 Sk. It is available at Katka Glass & China Shop at Panská 24, Bratislava, and the headquarters of GraTex International, which designed the CD, at the same address; e-mail http://wwww.gratex.sk. For more, contact Elena Akáčsová at GraTex in Bratislava, tel. 07/531-8324 or 07/531-8325.

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