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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Diana Garcia Gonzalez From France's Château Teynac

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. ... Read More

White Hart Inn Brings Classic British Cuisine to Connecticut

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Although a fixture in Connecticut’s Northwest corner for over 200 years, the White Hart Inn has evolved from prior notable owners, like Edsel Ford (an alumnus of nearby Hotchkiss School) and tea maker John Harney who got his start crafting blends in the inn’s basement. As much as the hotel has changed over the years, one constant is that the bar and restaurant both continue to serve as gathering places for NYC weekenders, parents visiting their children at nearby boarding schools, and locals connecting over their favorite libations. And Chef Annie Wayte hasn’t missed a beat.... Read More

Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Eleonora Marconi From Italy's Castello di Nipozzano

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with. From California to Italy, from winemakers to sommeliers, these women’s stories are funny, touching, kismet, and inspirational. Plus, their favorite wines make a pretty amazing shopping list.... Read More

Napa’s Atlas Social Chef On Food Trends and Who Would Play Him in a Movie (Plus a Recipe!)

May 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

After a recent, mind-blowing meal at Napa gastropub newbie, Atlas Social (the latest offering from local restaurateur tag team, Michael Gyetvan and his wife, Christina), I knew I had to score an interview with Chef Nick Ritchie. Ritchie totally knocked my Manolo Blahniks off with his innovative menu that offers many “they may be small, but they’re packing humongous flavor” plates.... Read More

The Don Stott Collection: A 50 Year Love Affair With Burgundy Wines

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

It’s not often that a wine auction captures the public’s attention with equal parts drama, history and significance: drama due to its depth and maturity; history from its long and careful acquisition process; and significance because of its unique, distinguished and utterly stunning offerings.... Read More

Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Melissa Burr From Stoller Family Estate

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be a large gender divide in many workplaces, but in the realm of wine, women have been steadily rising to the top. Not only do female consumers outweigh that of men, the number of female winemakers and sommeliers continue to rise every year. There are probably countless reasons as to why women are reigning supreme on the vineyard, but we’ll leave reasoning to the 10 talented ladies we recently spoke with.... Read More

Toast Marriage Equality With Iron Horse's Limited-Edition 2010 Vintage Rainbow Cuvée

May 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

With wedding season and June’s LGBT pride celebrations on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to introduce vineyard Iron Horse’s latest sparkling wine release, the colorful estate-bottled 2010 Vintage Rainbow Cuvée. With a total production of just 250 cases, it won’t be long before the coveted $58 bottles (available only through the winery) are sold out.   ... Read More

The JBF Bramble Cocktail is Simple to Make and Beautiful in the Glass

May 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

On Monday the James Beard Foundation hosted its 25th annual awards gala in Chicago, announcing their picks for the best of the best in the food and beverage industry. Of course, with so many epicurean experts, the event needed an impressive (and tasty) cocktail to offer, which just so happened to be called the JBF Bramble. ... Read More

One Dock Prime: Kennebunkport’s First Stylish Steakhouse Set to Open in June

May 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Maine’s famed seaside resort town Kennebunkport, where the Bush family spends its summers, is gaining acclaim for its great roster of restaurants. This summer another major player will add some heat to the scene with the opening of One Dock Prime, the town’s first steakhouse, which will be found in the chic Kennebunkport Inn.... Read More

Spice Up Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration in a Flash With These 4 Los Cabos-Style Recipes

May 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The best place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is, of course, at one of Mexico’s unbeatable beach resorts with a feast, a fiesta, and fireworks adding bright colors to the starry sky. Unfortunately, everyone can’t jet to paradise for the festivities, so your amigos at the ocean-front resort Hacienda Encantada on "Millionaire's Row" in Los Cabos decided to share a taste of their hospitality with some easy recipes from their team of culinary masters. ... Read More

Win Over Anyone's Heart With These Warm Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Scones

May 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Our grandmothers always told us that the fastest way to a man’s heart is through food, but that’s not entirely accurate, because the fastest way to anyone’s heart is through food. What would please you more, a trinket you’ll probably just return or homemade lemon-glazed blueberry scones to warm your belly in the morning? Exactly. ... Read More

 
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