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Mandarin Oriental Welcomes in Fall With Wine & Truffle Packages

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With autumn nearly upon us, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has created two packages for its guests visiting the resort between October 1 and December 21, 2016. Travelers can choose between a wine excursion in Franciacorta or a truffle hunting adventure in Alba.

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Understanding the History & Profiles of Southwest France Wines

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Southwest France is defined by a wide range of geographical distinctions yielding diverse landscapes, each with their own unique microclimates producing a total of 300 grape varieties, 120 of which are native to the area. Wine trade throughout much of Europe was established when Santiago de Compostela was consecrated as a holy town in 1189 by Pope Alexander III. Waves of pilgrims made a ritualistic passage between Northern Europe and Spain, taking them right through southwest France.

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An Epicurean Adventure at LA’s Original Farmers Market

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

Don’t think of a visit to the Los Angeles Farmers Market as an afternoon of wandering through stalls of fresh produce, instead consider it more as an around-the-world culinary excursion. I recently joined Melting Pot Food Tours for one of their trips to the city’s famed market. To fully appreciate all that this foodie paradise has to offer, you first have to understand its 82-year history. 

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The Winning Wines of the 2015 En Primeur Campaign

Aug 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

Now that all the excitement and anticipation of the 2015 En Primeur campaign has diminished, merchants, collectors and even consumers have had the chance to more clearly reflect on what is truly a vintage of mixed reviews. While many hoped that this would be the year to correct previous market detriments—particularly in the form of unreasonable price points—the rollout of 2015 offerings did little to genuinely change the market landscape.

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The Wines, Celebs & Chefs of Festival Napa Valley 2016

Jul 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

For two weekends every July, the place to see and be seen in California’s Napa Valley is undoubtedly Festival Napa Valley. Held at wineries and estates around the county, this two-week celebration, formerly known as Festival del Sole, includes concerts, dinners, tastings, lectures, fashion shows, galas and more.

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Singapore Food Festival Celebrates 23 Years This July

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next Friday, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) will kick off its annual event under the theme of “Savor the Past, Taste the Future.” From July 15-31, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a line-up of 18 gastronomic experiences that walk guests through the city-state’s food history.

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The Macallan Creates Gentleman-Approved NYC Weekend Experience

Jun 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a widely accepted fact that most men love Scotch. Pair that love of whisky with a trip to New York hosted by The Macallan, and you’ve got a pretty good Father’s Day gift on your hands. This year, the brand teamed up with Gilt City to give dads a weekend of gentleman-approved experiences.

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Downtown Miami Dining Adventure by the Pubbelly Boys

Jun 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Everyone in Miami with any grasp on the culinary or social scene knows of the Pubbelly Boys, and loves their restaurants. People rave about the original Miami Beach location and inquire of newcomers: have you had their brunch? Have you been to Pubbelly Sushi yet? And if they work or live anywhere near downtown, they’re heading to the historic Langford Hotel to check out their latest, PB Station.

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BottleRock Finds Its Groove In Its 4th Year

May 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On its fourth year of operation, BottleRock Napa Valley has finally gotten its bearings—and we were there to witness its resurgence and take its place among the nation's top music festivals. After its first year, which many called “disastrous,” Promoters Latitude 38 Entertainment stepped in to take over the fest from its previous owners BR Festivals. From May 27-30, 120,000 fans showed up to the Napa Valley Expo grounds to see 75 culinary and musical acts perform on four stages. 

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Falling in Love with Lillet

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Many bottles of ink have been spilled trying to distill the so-called art of living like a French woman into a user’s manual: how to tie a scarf like her, how to inhale croissants and not gain weight, as she does, and even how to raise children the “French way."

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Sip the World While Sitting on the Patio

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Throughout this spring and summer, the Patio on Goldfinch and the Patio on Lamont will be offering special wine dinners on select Tuesday evenings. The affairs will feature menus committed to local, seasonal and quality ingredients with high-caliber service.

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A Hotel Barge is Really a Floating Villa

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Lately, travelers have been all about river cruising, and the industry has responded by offering a slew of new itineraries across the globe. Calling it an “alternative to villa living,” European Waterways is offering all-inclusive boat charters on select cruises throughout the summer.

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Chile’s Magical Rain Forest Reserve

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

If you don’t believe the forest is a magical place, a stay at the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Chile’s Patagonian rain forest will likely change your mind. The reserve is home to eight hotels and lodges that differ based on the kind of experience you’d like to have.

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Join 6 Acclaimed Chefs for a Private In-Air Soirée to Pebble Beach

Mar 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival happening March 31-April 3. But this year the annual event is taking things to new levels with the introduction of their exclusive soirée aboard a private jet. Taking off from Los Angeles on March 31, passengers will get to join chefs Michael Voltaggio (ink.), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium, Barrel and Ashes)...

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Napa’s Definitive Wine Country Festival

Mar 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Napa Valley may be small in size, but it is giant in impact. With over 400 wineries and counting, this valley first put California wine on the map by winning the Judgement of Paris blind competition 40 years ago, an event recounted in the 2008 film, Bottle Shock. Having just wrapped upon March 20, the 5th annual Flavor! Napa Valley celebrated this historic moment (along with many others) during their huge four-day festival. 

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