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The Evolution of Argentina's Mendoza Wine Country

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

For many years now, one wine has become practically synonymous with Argentina: Malbec. This hardy red varietal has garnered fans across the globe thanks to its popular fruit-forward, robust qualities and affordable price point. Argentina’s wine industry has ridden its popularity to worldwide acclaim for about two decades.... Read More

Hôtel de Crillon Makes Way for Remodel With $7.5 Million Auction

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On April 18, Paris' luxurious Hôtel de Crillon rounded up their most prized possessions and showcased them to the public. The five-day auction featured 3,500 lots that included historic furniture, 2,000 bottles of wine and many once-in-a-lifetime treasures, clearing the way for the upcoming two-year renovation planned for the hotel and new spa. During the course of the week, the hotel made profits of 5.7 million Euros (approx. $7.5M) with over half the sales taking place online.... Read More

Sample SoCal Life at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

If it wasn’t for the view of the Pacific Ocean, which is just visible behind the green of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the rustic, cabin-like appeal of the AAA Five Diamond Lodge at Torrey Pines would lend the impression of having arrived at a mountainside escape. La Jolla’s signature pines, the rarest... Read More

Justine's Table Serves Up a Mean Steak with a Side of Patriotism

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Don’t you just love it when you discover a hidden gem of a restaurant? If you haven’t yet discovered Justine’s Table in Wellesley, you are in for a special treat with this rare find. Located on... Read More

Experience Wine Country Like a Foodie Should: A Hands-On Culinary Tour in Sonoma

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I've always had a fond spot in my heart for Sonoma. I thought of it rather like my fave old bathrobe: well-worn, comfy and fits just right — no surprises. But after joining Access Trips for a one-day sample of their new five-day, behind the scenes Wine Country Culinary Tour, this... Read More

SoBe Wine & Food Festival Wrapped Up Another Successful Culinary Event

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

The 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival was a utopia for thousands of foodies and wine lovers who relentlessly flocked to the pristine sands of South Beach. There, guests enjoyed some of the most delectable bites on the planet, delivered straight from... Read More

Swirl, Sip and Savor: The Best Wine Tasting In Downtown Napa

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

It’s no secret that the City of Napa has spruced itself up sufficiently to be a wine country destination in its own right. The main streets offer plenty of shops, art galleries, boutiques and tasting bars. The restaurant scene rivals that of its upcountry cousins in depth, breadth and price point. But what sets... Read More

San Diego's Best Easter Brunches

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Easter is early this year, so while we’re still in the beginnings of March it may be time to start making plans for the end of the month. Some of San Diego’s premier restaurants have already released their Easter brunch menus, so if you have family coming into town or you want a place to sport your spring finest, take a look below to see what culinary offerings are to be had around the city.... Read More

390 Years of Culinary Tradition Fuels CHAYA Brasserie

Mar 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe of CHAYA Brasserie in Beverly Hills was highly honored when the Smithsonian asked to display one of his sushi knives in its collection “Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000 – Fusion Food.” The culinary paintbrush the museum acquired... Read More

Experience Temecula's World of Wine Like a VIP

Feb 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  1 Comment

Southern California’s famed Temecula Valley will again feature its special World of Wine winter barrel-tasting weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This two-day passport event is a great excuse for an easy wine country... Read More

World's Biggest Flower Show Channels British Mania

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Founded in 1827 by The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s largest and oldest indoor flower show. The event has grown to include 33 indoor acres of incredible floral displays, ranging from miniature planted scenes to life-size, walk through “forests.” Each year, the PHS selects a theme around which the many talented gardeners and horticulturists... Read More

Rub Elbows with Celebrity Chefs at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival This April

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Even if you're not a golfer, chances are the words "Pebble Beach" conjure up 17-Mile Drive, with its windswept cypress trees, fairways of rolling greens and dramatic white sandtraps.... Read More

Brangelina to Launch Miraval Wine From Couple's French Estate

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Those of you who are avid fans of the Jolie-Pitt clan will be delighted to learn that the celebrity power couple has one more project up their sleeves. Angelina and Brad are teaming up with Marc Perrin, a French winegrower to produce a line of organic white and red wines. The luxury wine label will bear the name Miraval, after the couple's 1,000 acre estate with vineyards in Provence, France from which the wine will be produced. The first bottle to come of the collaboration will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé, which will be sold in an elegantly shaped bottle feautring a round label that will read: "Bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin."... Read More

A Look at Auckland's Thriving Foodie Scene

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

New Zealand has always been an island nation full of middle-earth mystique, and the Hobbit craze has only added to its international allure. Besides its natural beauty and its incredibly friendly Kiwi population of just over four million, it is becoming known as a new culinary destination travel Mecca. More than any other place on the island, Auckland, with its diverse population and over 900 restaurants, is a food and wine "must do" for the culinarily curious.... Read More

Mira Winery Experiments with Aging Wine Underwater

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Taking a sip of genuinely exquisite wine is one of the true luxuries in life; however if you ever take a trip to the picturesque Napa Valley, you’ll realize that the wine country is quite literally littered with wineries — over 450 to be exact. With so many options, determining and discovering quality wine is tough, especially for a novice.... Read More

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