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Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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California Dreaming with Tank Garage Winery
On the shelf, there's little way to judge wine except by its label, and Calistoga, California-based Tank Garage Winery does an impressive job of conveying its uniqueness via image alone. A photo from a 1950s college chemistry lab denotes their...
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Succés La Cuca de Llum
Catalonia (on the northeastern edge of the Iberian Peninsula) is perhaps best known for Cava. This wine, Succés La Cuca de Llum, also uses the Trepat grape found in Cava, but here it results in a bright red. It's fresh, and a little funky (or "dusty...
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Wine and Booze
It's been a good year for wine and spirits. A slew of new or limited edition releases demonstrated the sheer amount of creativity and craftsmanship infusing the industry. It was almost impossible to narrow down a selection of our favorites, but some...
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Brut Nature "Philippe Starck Design" 2009
More than just refreshing package design by Philippe Starck, Louis Roederer's Brut Nature 2009 is an effervescent wonder. This dry Champagne with notes of peach and hazelnut within was crafted from grapes grown solely in Côteaux de Cumières. It's creamy...
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Brut Rosé Champagne
Long known as the Champagne that Parisians actually drink, Ruinart's most famous iteration may be the Blanc de Blancs but their Brut Rosé is just as refined. Drawn from Pinot Noir grapes, this bubbling delight contains hearty red berry flavors. For...
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La Bufarrella Xarel-lo Orange Wine
In the Penedes region of Spain, white wines have long been produced with a bright orange color. It's a result of the process and nothing more. With regard to Celler La Salada's delectable all-natural La Bufarrella Xarel-lo there's a crispness that...
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2011 Cabernet
Balancing a vibrant acidity with rich dark cherry and blackcurrant flavors, Cloudburst's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon delights with sophistication. Over the last few years, Cloudburst has found a home in some of the world's best restaurants due to its smooth...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food
As the holidays get closer and closer, we're launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider...
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On the Grounds of Spain's Bodega Numanthia Vineyard
by Alia Akkam Towering over the vineyards of Bodega Numanthia, a seemingly out-of-place steel sculpture painted copper rises from the collage of petite plots in Spain’s hot, parched Toro wine region. Resembling a jungle gym, a modern, geometric...
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1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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1. The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android-powered smartphone called Ektra—and it's been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and...
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Viticole Wine Club
For the last few months, master sommelier Brian McClintic has been making his wine recommendations available through a new project he calls Viticole, the French word for wine-growing. Until now these wines have been solely offered through...
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Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France
by Emily Arden Wells The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass...
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Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
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