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Is Sonoma County America's Most Complete Wine Region?

Jun 26, 2017  |   Contributor: Nick Kontis

Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” That mantra bodes well when deciding where to visit Northern California’s two most celebrated grape destinations.

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Bordeaux’s Sensory Encounters: Notes from a Wine-Inspired River Cruise

May 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many new dimensions define what luxury has become. Opulence was once considered to be acquisition of high end material: purses, clothing, shoes, basic consumer stuff.  With travel, it was seeing destinations along a well-trod, well-known path. Now, with new emerging buying populations, the meaning is evolving. 

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Hungary is Europe’s Next Top Wine Destination No One Knows About

May 2, 2017  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

In recent years, Europe’s traditional powerhouse wine-producing regions from Bordeaux and Burgundy to Tuscany and the Piedmont have begun to adopt more tourist-friendly approaches.

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Meet F&B Industry Leaders at Ruth's TasteMaker Dinners

Apr 28, 2017  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last night, foodies across the country came together at various Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations to experience a five-course dinner in partnership with Johnnie Walker. Called TasteMaker Dinners, the events feature a curated menu alongside today’s tastemakers of wine, Champagne and whisky.

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The Grape Leaf Inn in the Heart of Sonoma’s Wine Country

Apr 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Beth Graham

The Grape Leaf Inn is a Victorian-era home, built in 1905, that has been renovated and modernized to feature 13 romantic and artfully decorated rooms.

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Napa in a Nutshell: Experiencing a Proper Taste of Wine Country

Apr 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

High on many bucket lists is a trip to Napa Valley, the much-heralded mecca of the premium US wine production industry. Even after deciding to make this trip, there are a myriad of choices that make the planning a daunting task.

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Sweat it Out With the Latest Travel Trend: Cycling Excursions

Feb 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Active vacations are becoming one of the year’s hottest travel trends, allowing adventurers to lose some calories while getting a deeper sense of the country through hiking, biking and multi-sport trips. One company offering this type of excursion is Trek Travel, a tour operator providing cycling excursions across the globe.

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The Widest Diversity of French Wines Come From Roussillon

Jan 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Surrounded by mountains and numerous topographical features resulting from a turbulent geological past, France's Roussillon wine region is cradled in a massive amphitheater-like bowl nestled in the South of France.

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Pop-Up Eatery Will Serve Food Waste Made by Michelin-Starred Chefs

Jan 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Fine dining can, at times, be a practice in daring eating. Whether it’s a cultural delicacy or a creative use of rare ingredients, top chefs love to mix it up in the kitchen and surprise diners with dishes they may not expect. One way Michelin-starred chef Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) will be playing with our palates this winter will be with his pop-up restaurant at Selfridge’s.

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Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is Europe's Most Luxurious New Wine Destination

Dec 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Turning off the modern highway into the driveway lined by lavender hedges that leads up to Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is like taking a step back in time. It’s no wonder.

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Acclaimed Chef Melissa Perello Wants to Host Your Dinner Party

Dec 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no better time to host a dinner party than the holidays. People’s spirits are high and the cold weather provides the perfect backdrop for a cozy indoor shindig. If you love throwing fête-a-têtes but don’t have much time to plan, cook and organize the event, allow James Beard-nominated chef Melissa Perello to take care of all the details this season.

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A Closer Look at Spain's Garnacha Wines From Aragon

Dec 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

The Aragon region of Spain is filled with castles, cathedrals, monasteries, and UNESCO World Heritage sites dotting the Pyrenees foothills and the bustling city of Zaragoza. In addition to being a major cultural and agricultural powerhouse, Aragon's vineyards are renowned not only for their Tempranillo but for increasing Garnacha's popularity.

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Kelly House: Martha's Vineyard's Charming 54-Room Inn

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Steps away from the Chappaquiddick ferry ensconced in the compact and pedestrian-friendly village of Edgartown in Martha's Vineyard, Kelley House stands as a testament to island life before tourists dominated the scene with beach umbrellas and sunscreen. Near the corner of North Water and Kelley Streets, the main 54-room historic inn was built in 1742 and now features an art gallery in the lobby with rotating exhibits showcasing local artists.

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The Family-Owned B&B Carving Out Its Place in Healdsburg's History

Nov 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The Camellia Inn, so named after the 50 or so varieties of camellias on property, is a short three-block walk from Healdsburg’s main square. As I approached the walkway up to the inn, I could sense its rich history, one attribute of inns that I love. During a delicious breakfast one morning, the inn’s current owner Ray Lewand wandered in and shared the story of the inn which few had heard straight from him.

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A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines

Oct 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

There’s a misconception that California’s wine country is already fully discovered, overrun by tourists, queues at every tasting room, and that all the wineries are owned by corporations. But none of this is the truth. We traveled to several estates owned by Jackson Family Wines—one of Sonoma County’s true homegrown heroes—and found that there is more than meets the eye here.

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