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The Master and Makers @ Meritage Festival is Back With Over 40 Wineries, Cooking Classes & a V-Day Brunch

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Have any plans over Valentine's and President’s Day Weekend? It might be time to grab a few friends and head to the third annual Master and Makers @ Meritage in Napa. From February 12 to 14, The Meritage Resort and Spa will host a three-day event that showcases some of the best Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines and local farm-fresh cuisine.

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This Epic $200K Super Bowl Package Includes a Helicopter Ride to Napa, Golf With Jerry Rice & Private Celeb After Parties

Jan 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This year’s Super Bowl 50 is a big one. Not only is the February 7th game bringing Coldplay and Beyoncé together for the halftime show, Napa Valley-based The Black Bottle winery is offering an epic SuperBowl Experience with Jerry Rice that includes a long list of amazing perks. Offered for $200,000, the bespoke package awards you with plenty of time with Rice (who is considered to be the greatest wide receiver to ever grace the NFL), and gives you invitation-only VIP passes to three different celebrity-packed Super Bowl parties.

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Airline Carts Get a Second Chance at Life As Gorgeous Handmade Wine Trolleys

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've all seen those rectangular airplane trolley carts full of drinks and snacks, but we've certainly never seen any as cool as this wine-specific one from Skypak. Called La Barrique Edition, the design is made using old oak barrels that were once used to age wine in. The German company brings in original trolleys that were once in use on an aircraft and then attaches the wood by hand, which according to Skypak still carries the scent of red wine.

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Queen of the Night's Decadent Dinner Theater is a Mélange of Hedonistic Delights

Jan 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Nestled inside the heart of New York’s historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, ensconced below the infamous Paramount Hotel, is the wickedly-entertaining Queen of the Night adult dining experience. This multi-sensory show is a mélange of hedonistic delights that offers a decidedly unexpected dinner theater adventure in the heart of New York City.

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La Reserve by Oceania Creates The Perfect Pairing at Sea of Gourmet Foods & Wine Aficionados

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

La Reserve by Wine Spectator is the exclusive 24-seat wine and food pairing restaurant-at-sea featured on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ocean liners. From its dining venues to a hands-on Bon Appétit Culinary Center (all of which are driven by celebrity chef Jacques Pépin), it comes as no surprise that Oceania won the Best for Foodies award in the 2015 Fodor’s World's Best Cruises list. 

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Napa's Yountville is the Unexpected City Drawing Wine Lovers to its Charming Destination

Dec 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Yountville, California embodies many quintessential visions you undoubtedly have when planning a Napa Valley excursion. It all started in 1836 when George Calvert Yount founded the town and planted Napa Valley’s first official vineyard. Today, vines stretch from the Mayacamas mountains to the Napa River. Yountville’s compact layout clustered around Washington St. is also perfect for biking not only on the existing street grid, but along the ever-expanding Napa Valley Vine Trail, which when completed, will extend 47 miles from Vallejo to Calistoga.

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Franciacorta: The Under-the-Radar Destination is Rising to the Top of Italy's Best Wine Regions

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Courtney Cachet

When it comes to Italy and wine, you most likely think of Tuscany as one of the country’s best regions. But a little over an hour from Milan, tucked away in a tranquil corner of Lombardy, is a winemaking destination that you may not have heard of called Franciacorta. And it’s Italy’s next big thing.

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Takes Over the City & Names Chef of the Fest 



Dec 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Executive Chef Aron Schwartz at Marina Kitchen within San Diego's Marriott Marquis Hotel went away with the highly coveted “Chef of the Fest” title at the 2015 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival which took place from November 16-22. 

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Delta Launches New Regionally-Influenced Menus for Premium Fliers on Transoceanic Routes

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Beginning December 1, Delta One passengers on transoceanic flights will get to experience a whole new range of regionally-inspired cuisine that has been developed with the help of James Beard award-winning airline ambassador, Chef Linton Hopkins. Each dish utilizes ingredients sourced from the region that inspired it, reflecting the airline’s wish to provide customers with items that welcome “local artisans, vendors and small-batch producers.”

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Chile’s New Hotel Viña Vik Sets Up Residence in One of South America's Up-and-Coming Wine Regions

Nov 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

When it comes to Chile’s wine regions, you might recognize names like the Colchagua, Rappel and Casablanca valleys. But it is the up-and-coming Cachapoal (near Colchagua and about 90 minutes from Santiago by car) that is making a name for itself these days thanks to one of the country’s premier wineries and a new art-driven luxury hotel.

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Napa Valley Wine Train Celebrates Super Bowl 50 With Championship Wine Flight

Nov 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Wine-loving football fans rejoice, the Napa Valley Wine Train has officially kicked off its new Championship Wine Flight. The 36-mile journey will focus on wineries founded by NFL players including names like Charles Woodson, Dick Vermeil and Rick Mirer.

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SAVOR The Central Coast Celebrates Everything That's Great About the Region

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Each year Sunset magazine sponsors SAVOR The Central Coast, an extended weekend offered at the end of September and designed to spotlight the rich, cultural and agricultural contributions of the Central Coast of California. Attendees come from all over the US which took place from September 24-27.

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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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Bypass Bordeaux and Discover the Indigenous Wines of Athens Instead

Oct 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

Athens has long been known for its history and gastronomic expertise, but the emerging importance of the local wine industry adds an exciting new dimension. Vintners are rediscovering indigenous grapes (like Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Savatiano and Xinomavro), meaning that discerning wine connoisseurs are getting a whole lot more to sip than the usual international staples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

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