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Skipper Your Own Adventures With Le Boat Along the Canal du Midi in France

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Cruising through France's historic 150-foot Canal Du Midi, glass of wine in hand, should be on your bucket list—if it’s not already—and if you rent a luxury yacht that's easy enough for you to manage on your own, you can set your own vacation at your own pace. As one of Europe's top self-skippered boating companies, Le Boat specializes in offering vessels that are incredibly simple to captain, allowing you to do whatever you want on your next French excursion. 

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Three Upcoming Luxury Hotels That Will Knock Your Socks Off in Napa Valley

May 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With wineries and vineyards seemingly on every block, Napa Valley has been a hotspot for California tourists for what seems like ages. It’s really no surprise that within the next two years the area will be seeing three new luxury hotels, which will not only bring in an additional 350 rooms, but a significant amount of revenue for Napa County.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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The Hermosa Inn’s Cavernous Dining Experience Brings Castle Living to Scottsdale

May 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It may be accidental (doubtful), but The Hermosa Inn’s new underground dining experience looks like a yummy nod to Game of Thrones' Westeros with its cavernous setting. As part of LON’s at the Hermosa, the newly opened dining space features a brick floor that contrasts with rock walls, while medieval furniture accented with red velvet cushions bring castles and dragons to mind. The small space is actually the restaurant’s wine cellar, but from now to September, it is a neat little hidden space for Scottsdale locals and visitors. 

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Julia Child and Kurt Russell Make a Splash at Bacara Resort’s Food and Wine Weekend

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Although Julia Child is no longer with us, her spirit is alive and cooking. Besides the film Julie and Julia, there is probably no finer tribute to her memory and culinary contribution than that of the annual Bacara Resort’s Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend. After all, Julia chose to live out her final years in the area and, as we and many others can attest, she was a regular at the Saturday Farmers’ Market and her favorite neighborhood restaurants. 

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Houston's Top 10: The City's Best Restaurants, Museums, Shops & Hotels

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Houston is without a doubt one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations in the country. Which just makes it that much more fun to explore. With incredible museums and art collections, nearly 63,000 acres of parkland, more theater seats than New York City and burgeoning art, fashion and food scenes, there’s lots to keep you occupied. 

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Will the 2005 Mouton Rothschild Outshine the Renowned 2000 Vintage? (and Should You Invest?)

Apr 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

When Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild purchased the Château Brane-Mouton in 1853, it’s doubtful he could have predicted just how influential this jewel in the village of Pauillac, France—later renamed Château Mouton Rothschild—would become in the world of fine wine. True, his Gallic acquisition was somewhat unexpected; after all, the Baron hailed from the British branch of the well-known financial dynasty. Its distance from the UK was an obstacle, especially since cultivating the land was far from a top priority for the new owner. 

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Why Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula Needs to Top Your Culinary Travel Wish List

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Some things are worth traveling around the world for; great sights, sounds, and experiences that engage all the senses. That’s why culinary tourism is such a growing trend. Great food and drink are always at the top of my list. One of the most prized foods in the world that any foodie visiting Spain must try is Jamon Iberico, a.k.a. iberico ham, the country’s most prized national delicacy. Costing $1,200 and up for a 15-pound leg, the highest grade is more pricey than Champagne and more esteemed than truffles or caviar.

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La Jolla's Café la Rue Restaurant Rightly Reimagined

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Have a hankering for some European fare, but can’t fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue, nestled in the heart of San Diego’s La Jolla Cove, will give you a satisfying taste of Europe, and then some. 

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Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.

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ICH Hong Kong Teaches Guests How to Recreate Michelin-Starred Dishes With New Dining Experience

Mar 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Experiencing exquisite cuisine is one thing; learning how to make it at home from celebrated chefs is another. Recently, InterContinental Hong Kong announced their 2015 Cooking With the Culinary Stars series. The hands-on dining experience gives guests the opportunity to learn from and cook with chefs from the property’s Michelin starred restaurants.

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Dine With Boulud, Sip Sake in a Private Cabana & Savor a $1,000 Grand Tasting Menu With UNLVino’s VIP Packages

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If a food and wine festival wants to stand out among all the others, it now has to offer some pretty compelling packages. UNLVino (April 16-18) in Las Vegas is doing just that. The annual event is now offering three VIP experiences that include hanging out with celebrity chefs, your own personal butler, and luxury hotel rooms. 

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