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75k Ltd Edition Centenary Table Celebrates Robert Mondavi's 100th Anniversary

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery is ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary today, marking the birth of Robert Mondavi himself. Known for helping launch Napa as a world-renowned hot-spot for vineyards, the late Mondavi always appreciated good food, art, and a nice bottle of wine, which is why popular furniture maker Frank Pollaro decided to design a one-of-a-kind Centenary Table to honor the "father of the American fine wine industry."... Read More

Boston Chops Urban Steak Bistro Opens in the South End

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The longstanding debate continues over whether Boston already has its fair share of steakhouses. From Ruth’s Chris to The Capital Grille, all of the big name chains have made their entry here. So when we heard there was a new steakhouse opening in the South End, we had mixed emotions.... Read More

A New Trend in Passion Investment: Vineyards By Christie's International Real Estate

Jun 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  2 Comments

Christie’s International Real Estate is the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house. Earlier this month, it announced the launch of an innovative advisory service for international buyers of vineyard estates.Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate is the first program of its kind.... Read More

Discovering Buenos Aires’ Hidden Kitchens: Puertas Cerradas Worth Finding

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It’s evening in Buenos Aires and the city is just coming alive as diners seek out their tables at the city’s hottest spots, but you’re headed deep into a residential neighborhood – perhaps unassuming Villa Crespo near Palermo, or maybe leafy Belgrano or the dignified avenues of Recoleta. You double check the address on your phone or the slip of paper you wrote it on and approach an apartment building that looks just like any other. After finding the correct apartment number you press the corresponding buzzer and wait.... Read More

Fine Dining Vegan Cuisine at Crossroads Kitchen Creating Quite a Buzz

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Why did the vegan cross Melrose Avenue? To get to Crossroads Kitchen! In fact, a lot of people seem to be crossing over to get a table at Crossroads. One bite from their 100 percent vegan lasagna layered with creamy almond milk ricotta and you’ll understand the buzz. The newly opened Melrose restaurant resets and recalibrates plant-based cuisine, furthering the upward trend of meatless living.... Read More

Sommeliers: They're Not Just for Wine Anymore

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Typically when you think of a sommelier, you think of wine — even Wikipedia defines a sommelier as someone trained and specializing in the wine profession. After all, wine is a complex drink of sophistication, usually used for celebratory occasions (and often accompanying a nice meal). To be a wine sommelier you have to spend years studying every nuance of the field, including the history of different varietals and the merits of specific glasses. You can ask a wine sommelier anything you want about wine, whether it be which type you should drink with pasta or with meats, and they can answer your question and more. Though wine sommeliers are the most popular type of expert, they're not the only ones out there. More and more people are branching off into different areas, from beer and whisk... Read More

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

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