Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Eat, Drink + Be Merry

Presents for kitchen rookies, expert cooks, and those who burn toast

Whether it’s a kitchen innovation, guide to restaurant design, incredible wine, whiskey with a story or finding a really tasty snack, food and booze encompasses discovery and joy. In our Eat, Drink + Be Merry Gift Guide, we’re celebrating the adventure of it all with our favorite treats, drinks, kitchen tools, cookbooks and more. If you’re buying for an expert home chef, a rookie cook, …

Winemaking Through Gravity at Martin’s Lane

A stunning, minimalist winery in the Canadian Okanagan Valley

Nestled in the stunning Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, the renowned Mission Hill Winery has just opened a new addition to its estate. As with the previous wineries at this location, Martin’s Lane is primarily designed by Tom Kundig, the Seattle-based, award-winning architect also known for his love of gizmos—something apparent in his design. Not only does his design impress, the wine is extraordinary …

An Adventure From Start to Finish, China’s Ao Yun Wine

Vineyards in the clouds to a 100% by hand approach

From grapes harvested at the foot of the Meili Mountain in China—a nation not oftentimes front-of-mind when considering winemaking—five-year-old wine brand Ao Yun is an unexpected gem. The LVMH-owned wine defies expectation—thanks to its terroir, altitude, climate and creative approach to winemaking. “We firmly believed that China had the potential to make unique and elegant word-class wines, considering its size and diversity,” Maxence Dulou, Ao Yun’s estate manager, tells …