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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Completes its $1M Renovation to The Lobby Lounge and Bar

Aug 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has just completed a $1M renovation to The Lobby Lounge and Bar; itís new look invites guests to linger a little while longer.... Read More

Sip on Wine, Dine on Steak and Crush on Desserts at the Generous Pour Wine Event

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Itís baaaack! The summer wine event of the season, better known as The Generous Pour, has returned to The Capital Grille and we couldnít be happier. This time, they have introduced seven different wines (both red and white) rated 90 points or higher and each one a different varietal from a California wine maker.... Read More

A Favorite Boston Steakhouse Takes its Menu to the Suburbs of Chestnut Hill

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Donít you just love it when the sister restaurant of a major downtown venue opens up in the suburbs? Owner Steve DiFillipo of Davioís Northern Italian Steakhouse must have had us in mind when he recently opened Davioís Cucina in Chestnut Hill.... Read More

Southern California's Baron's Market a Hidden Gem Among Natural Food Stores

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Squished together in a small room, sitting around four long tables, Baronís Market employees prepare for an afternoon of eating and drinking. Each Thursday for two hours, managers, buyers, chefs and front office employees meet together in a back room to taste potential new products. In this family-owned business, those present joke with each other, laugh whole-heartedly and discuss current events. Without knowing any of them, it's hard to distinguish which attendees are related and which have become family over the years.... Read More

Critically Acclaimed BLT Steak Set to Open in Bally's Las Vegas in 2014

Jul 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Visitors to Las Vegas will have a new restaurant to check out in between casino stops, pool parties and live shows. Partnering with ESquared Hospitality, Ballyís Las Vegas will open BLT Steak to guests in 2014. Based off the original 2004 restaurant in New York City, BLT Steak's Bally's location will offer the same level of award-winning menu options as its other twelve establishments.... Read More

Wine Battles Brings Competition to Tasting Parties

Jul 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If there's one thing wine connoisseurs love doing ó aside from tastings ó it's talking about wine with like-minded folk. Wine Battles takes the casual chat one step further and offers the first tournament-style wine game where you can drink, socialize, rate and learn about all different kinds of wine. Based in San Diego, Wine Battles makes sipping grapes accessible and fun, allowing anyone feel like a professional sommelier among friends.... Read More

New Wine Club Launched by JW Marriott and Treasury Wine Estates

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is rolling out its new JWM Wine Club for VIP guests. The gourmand-centric collaboration is a joint effort with Treasury Wine Estates. The purpose of the exclusive club is to add value to the experience for JW Marriott guests, complementing their passion for the grape with in-home tasting experiences. Many of the varietals come from several of California's most awarded luxury estates.... Read More

Salmanazar of Ornellaia 2010 Sells for Record $120,400 at Charity Auction

Jun 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

How much would you pay for a bottle of wine? Twenty bucks? Fifty? A hundred or more? Try $122,400 on for size. That's how much one buyer recently paid at auction, setting the record for a single bottle of Italian wine.... Read More

Mira Winery's Ocean-Aged Vintage Finally Available to Wine Club Members

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Back in February we told you about Mira Winery's ocean-aged wine venture and now, months later, they've pulled their submerged bottles up from the depths of Charleston Harbor. Starting July 1 the Napa Valley winery will be releasing 12 of their 48 bottles of "Aquaoir" 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively to their Wine Club Members, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.... Read More

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 Ruthís 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

Christieís 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 Christieís International Real Estate is the first program of its kind.... Read More

Discovering Buenos Airesí Hidden Kitchens: Puertas Cerradas Worth Finding

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Itís evening in Buenos Aires and the city is just coming alive as diners seek out their tables at the cityís hottest spots, but youíre headed deep into a residential neighborhood Ė 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 youíll 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 ó 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

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