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Visit Napa County's Less Crowded Town of Yountville for Chandon, Bouchons & Relaxation

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Napa, and if you're in a quandary about where to stay, the small, chic, easily walkable village of Yountville is a great choice. It's not as congested as St. Helena, and there's friendly energy and picture-perfect ambience. With many charming inns and luxury boutique hotels in town, there's a pleasant detachment from reality. It's not unusual to see rock stars and the Mayor hobnobbing at a low-key wine tasting or South American jet-setting visitors strolling down the main street in a toweling robe with a glass of wine in hand.

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Four Seasons Resort Maui is Helping You Get in Shape Next Winter

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Every year since 2011, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea puts together a collection of instructional fantasy camps that center around athletic and culinary experiences. Called the Unforgettable Events Series, the programs focuses on building exploratory travel experiences that highlight both the array of activities available around the island and resort's amenities.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Vineyard Scores a Hit with the Superyacht Set

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The newly released rosé from Chateau Mirival, the vineyard owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the South of France, has arrived at local wine merchants and is selling like hotcakes. This marks the second release for the wine since the

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11 Ways to Set Up a Killer Luxury Picnic, From Flower Arrangements to Movie Projectors

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There's a scene in the BBC miniseries Parade's End, where a group of upper class people (including Benedict Cumberbatch, of course) have a lavish picnic in the English countryside, surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. Unlike the picnics you may remember as a child, where your parents laid out a blanket and pulled simply prepared snacks from a wicker basket, this picnic involved a full dining room table with chairs and place settings.

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LAN Airlines Announces Master Sommelier-Chosen 2014 Wine List

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Every year, LAN Airlines goes through an extensive wine selection process that whittles down the varietals that will be offered for Premium Business Class flyers. After due diligence and some tough choices between 300 different wines from around Chili and Argentina, the list of 30 has been finalized for 2014 by LAN Airlines' expert wine panel, including the company's Master Sommelier, Hector Vergara.

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Celebrating Culinary Inspiration at Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Adventure

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Florida means different things to different people. You have Walt Disney World, sunshine, alligators, the Everglades, and miles of wide-open beaches — to name just a few. And then there's Florida's Gulf Coast, offering endless stretches of  powder white sand despite the ravages of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill several years ago.

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Turn Water Into Wine With At-Home Winemaking Miracle Machine

Mar 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Although beer making has become widely popular with at-home breweries, vinification has been left relatively untouched — until now. A cool new product called the Miracle Machine is promising high-quality homemade wine in only a matter of days, letting you be your very own winemaker! 

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Take a Peek Inside the Relaxed Spanish Colonial Revival Design of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We've been on a mission to find our readers some of the coolest homes out there, and we knew we just had to feature this one. Located in Malibu, California, this home just so happens to be part of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. 

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Celebrating Our Favorite Valentine's Day Pair: Chocolate & Bubbles

Feb 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Despite whatever your initial reaction is, Valentine’s Day is an occasion you shouldn't over-think. Private island jet-aways, 15-course meals, elaborate excursions that take months of planning — these luxury gifts are great any time of the year. But if you're too busy for a long weekend of traveling or you don't like the pre-set Valentine's Day menu at your favorite romantic restaurant, there's a symbolic, classic gift that lets your sweetheart know you care — and keep them sweet on you until you can plan a private holiday. In case you didn't already guess, it's mostly chocolate.

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La Bordeauxth?que Beijing: China's First Bordeaux-Only Wine Cellar and Bar

Feb 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Bordeauxthèque wine bar in Galeries Lafayette Paris has been a favorite among French Bordeaux enthusiasts since it opened in May 2010, and in November of 2013 they brought the same concept to Beijing. The expansion into China shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone serious about fine wines, because according to the Wall Street Journal, interest in wine has skyrocketed across the country — they just may be the "world's largest consumer of red wine" now. 

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No-Bake Cabernet-Cherry-Chocolate Cookies That Are Almost Healthy

Feb 7, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You're probably going to need some wine this Valentine's Day, whether you're in a relationship or not, so why not bake with it? Plus, this cherry chocolate cookie recipe doesn't involve the oven at all, which means you don't have to feel like you'll get sick from eating the raw dough before cooking it.

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"Most Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner Ever" Brings Aphrodisiacs & Michelin-Starred Chef to Your Kitchen For $99k

Feb 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Let's face it, Valentine's Day is stressful. If you’re in a relationship, you have to figure out the most romantic spot for dinner. If you're single, you may be crying over why more men can't be like Mr. Darcy or you're trying to plan an epic

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Rub Elbows With Sommeliers and Top Chefs at Upcoming 18th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

From May 14-18, oenophiles will flock to a precious island south of Cape Cod for the 18th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival, a growing gathering for the country’s leading chefs, winemakers, and industry experts. The bucolic setting of the quintessential New England summer resort provides the perfect backdrop for a series of high-end events, centered on the Harbor Gala and Grand Tastings hosted at Nantucket’s historic waterfront White Elephant Hotel. 

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Air China Adds Fine Wines to Long-Haul Flights for First-Class Passengers

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Commercial airliner Air China will add fine wine to its first-class menu for passengers on long-haul flights. The announcement of the new level of service was made in Burgundy, France during the world's oldest charity wine auction, Hospices de Beaune — a specialty event that first began in 1859. 

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Let Ray’s & Stark Bar’s Spiced Wine Heat Up Your New Year!

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Since it opened in 2011, Ray's and Stark Bar has been hailed as one of L.A.’s best new restaurants, and is without a doubt one of the finest museum restaurants in the country. Serving outstanding Mediterranean-inspired farm-to-table dishes, the contemporary space is perfectly situated at the BP Grand Entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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