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Visit a Tuscan Castle Where Michelangelo Sought Inspiration: Castello di Gabbiano

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Before arriving in Tuscany, I tried to imagine what the Italian countryside would look like in the fall: trees slowly shedding their yellow and orange leaves, rows off grapevines rolling down the hills, layers of lush green mountains sitting solemnly in the distance. Driving around the winding roads to my accommodations at Castello di Gabbiano, I quickly saw that my assumptions were correct. It was exactly as pictured, yet something about it was really surprising.

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Raise a Glass to San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's 10th Anniversary

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With SD’s Beer Week all wrapped up, what better way to follow it up than with another week of imbibing and eating? It is the holidays, after all. Running from November 18-24, 2013, The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ returns for its 10th year and will be celebrating in grand style. Being touted as "bigger and better" than years past, this year’s lineup will include some of the best wines in the world alongside the biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.

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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Celebrated Cuisine in the City by the Sea

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Newport, Rode Island is rich in history, architecture and social lore. Its Gilded Age mansions and maritime tradition, anchored by the America’s Cup, is legendary. Now add to that the annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival — featuring Food Network stars and local chefs — and you have an unbeatable recipe for a culinary destination.

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Spend 7 Nights Wining and Dining With Celebrity Cruises' President & CEO

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s not every day that the President and CEO of a cruise line invites you to dinner, let alone a seven-night feast. But on July 26, that is exactly what Michael Bayley has in mind for Captain’s Club Members boarding Celebrity Equinox for a foodie adventure. Departing from Rome, the 2014 President's Cruise will feature a series of events designed for its Celebrity’s Captain’s Club loyalty program members. There will be a number of opportunities to choose from for exquisite dining experiences.

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A Guide to Calistoga: Northern Napa's Charming and Less Touristy Side

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

With all there is to see, do, sip and taste in Napa and Sonoma, you could easily overlook the pleasures of their neighboring Calistoga countryside. Located in the northernmost part of Napa County, this laid- back community is a treat to discover.

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Camp Schramsberg: A Champagne Lover's Dream Come True

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Those of us who love to drink our bubbles — or as Dom Pérignon said, we "are drinking stars” — are not only happy, but thrilled to tour producers of sparkling wine. There just so happens to be a number of sparkling wine producers to visit in Napa County, but the possibility of actually participating in the process of making sparkling wine is something we only dream about, right?

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San Diego's Donovan's Steak & Chop House is a True Fine Dining Experience

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

While San Diego is rife with great restaurants, and new and exciting dining venues opening their kitchens seemingly by the minute, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House remains a premier eatery for locals and tourists alike. Revered for its classic ambiance replete with rich mahogany appointments, statues, fine artwork, plush décor and white linens throughout, the restaurant is a study in how to proffer a definitive steakhouse dining experience.

 

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Truffle Hunting in Provence: A Gourmand Weekend at Hôtel Crillon le Brave

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Melissa de Carteret

I am installed in understated and effortlessly chic Provençal style at the 6th century Relais & Château Hôtel Crillon le Brave, a sleepy cluster of seven elegantly rustic stone buildings in a tiny Roman hilltop hamlet overlook vineyards and olive groves in the heart of the Rhône valley. In this stunning place I begin my truffle hunting for the earthy nuggets, the diamants noirs, so highly prized by gourmands. Leading the way is Provence's truffier extraordinaire Eric Jaumard and his exuberant, but expertly trained, truffle hound Mirette.

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2013 Napa Valley Film Fest Announces Lineup & Tribute to John Lee Hancock

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 14, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced its film and event lineup for the 2013 festival, which runs from November 13-17 in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Among the 125 independent films to be screened are August: Osage County, directed by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell; and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.

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Enjoying Wine at Home Tastes Better With Opus

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Enjoying wine at home just got a little better. Instead of having to pour a bottle of wine and allow time for it to aerate, the folks at soireehome have created something called Opus to save you less time waiting and provide more time enjoying.... Read More

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