Brooklyn’s New Natural Wine Bar, Rhodora, is Entirely Waste-Free

Both challenging and hospitable, the space sets a new standard for eco-friendliness in the industry

197 Adelphi Street (in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood) is no stranger to sustainable businesses. Originally housing the carbon-neutral Oberon Group restaurant Mettā until July 2019, the address has a new tenant: Rhodora, a waste-free wine bar under the same ownership. But if you ask Henry Rich (owner) and Halley Chambers (deputy director), this reopening represents far more than the reuse of once-defunct space. “This is …

Exploring the Thoughtful Technique Behind Champagne Bollinger

For almost 200 years the maison has touted patience, craftsmanship and tradition to widespread acclaim

There are few delights like Champagne—both the wine and the winery-dotted region. From the centuries-old traditions to the rousing of our senses (be it the sound of a bottle popping, its energizing effervescence or the ordered ease of the manicured vineyards), the experience of Champagne remains unrivaled. We were lucky to visit one of the region’s most acclaimed maisons, Champagne Bollinger. The house doesn’t match …

Sonoma’s Reimagined MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

A century and a half after it was built, the destination has been completely transformed by a $25 million renovation

Established in 1869 as the private estate for miner, rancher and banker David Burris, Sonoma’s MacArthur Place was converted to a luxury hotel in the late ’90s. For two decades, the decor paid homage to its founder’s ranching roots—with bulky furniture, dark wood, and kitschy Wild West touches. Just in time for its 150th anniversary, the six-acre property has undergone a transformative $25 million overhaul, …