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Houston's Top 10: The City's Best Restaurants, Museums, Shops & Hotels

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Houston is without a doubt one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations in the country. Which just makes it that much more fun to explore. With incredible museums and art collections, nearly 63,000 acres of parkland, more theater seats than New York City and burgeoning art, fashion and food scenes, there’s lots to keep you occupied. 

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Will the 2005 Mouton Rothschild Outshine the Renowned 2000 Vintage? (and Should You Invest?)

Apr 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

When Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild purchased the Château Brane-Mouton in 1853, it’s doubtful he could have predicted just how influential this jewel in the village of Pauillac, France—later renamed Château Mouton Rothschild—would become in the world of fine wine. True, his Gallic acquisition was somewhat unexpected; after all, the Baron hailed from the British branch of the well-known financial dynasty. Its distance from the UK was an obstacle, especially since cultivating the land was far from a top priority for the new owner. 

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Why Spain and Portugal’s Iberian Peninsula Needs to Top Your Culinary Travel Wish List

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Some things are worth traveling around the world for; great sights, sounds, and experiences that engage all the senses. That’s why culinary tourism is such a growing trend. Great food and drink are always at the top of my list. One of the most prized foods in the world that any foodie visiting Spain must try is Jamon Iberico, a.k.a. iberico ham, the country’s most prized national delicacy. Costing $1,200 and up for a 15-pound leg, the highest grade is more pricey than Champagne and more esteemed than truffles or caviar.

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La Jolla's Café la Rue Restaurant Rightly Reimagined

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Have a hankering for some European fare, but can’t fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue, nestled in the heart of San Diego’s La Jolla Cove, will give you a satisfying taste of Europe, and then some. 

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Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.

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ICH Hong Kong Teaches Guests How to Recreate Michelin-Starred Dishes With New Dining Experience

Mar 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Experiencing exquisite cuisine is one thing; learning how to make it at home from celebrated chefs is another. Recently, InterContinental Hong Kong announced their 2015 Cooking With the Culinary Stars series. The hands-on dining experience gives guests the opportunity to learn from and cook with chefs from the property’s Michelin starred restaurants.

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Dine With Boulud, Sip Sake in a Private Cabana & Savor a $1,000 Grand Tasting Menu With UNLVino’s VIP Packages

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If a food and wine festival wants to stand out among all the others, it now has to offer some pretty compelling packages. UNLVino (April 16-18) in Las Vegas is doing just that. The annual event is now offering three VIP experiences that include hanging out with celebrity chefs, your own personal butler, and luxury hotel rooms. 

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Bay Ho is Home to a Local Farm-to-Table Restaurant You May Not Yet Know About

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you're a food lover in San Diego, you may have seen the name Kitchen 4140 gracing the pages of local food blogs and online magazines. But you most likely have no idea where it is located. That’s because the farm-to-table restaurant is situated off-the-beaten bath in a neighborhood called Bay Ho, where Clairemont, Pacific Beach and La Jolla meet.

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Stay Classy at the BottleRock Music Festival With Your Own Master Sommelier

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Taking place for its third-consecutive year on May 29-31, BottleRock will once again take over the Napa Valley with their three-day music fest. Headliners Imagine Dragons, No Doubt and Robert Plant as well as artists such as Foster the People, Snoop Dogg, Gipsy Kings and many more will perform at the Northern California event. 

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Sip & Savor Vino and Local Fare at the Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re in Los Cabos this weekend, make sure to visit the third annual Cheese & Wine Festival tomorrow being held at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort. The occasion will feature cheese, wine and bread from 10 different vendors, including Vinoteca, Casa Madero and L.A. Cetto.

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This 250-Year-Old Colonial Home Serves Up Some of the Best Steaks in Boston

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you haven’t yet been to Scarlet Oak Tavern, you are in for a special treat. Situated in a beautiful 250-year-old house, the restaurant sources from local farms such as Webber Restaurant Group’s Gibbet Hill Farm and Scarlet’s own on-site garden.

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New Israeli Restaurant Joins NOLA's Award-Winning Culinary Scene

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The city that is known for being a mecca of amazing food, is now home to yet another great dining venue. Opened this week, Shaya, a restaurant from Chef Alon Shaya (Domenica and PIZZA domenica) and Chef John Besh will feature Israeli cuisine fused with influences from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece.

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Never Sign a Check at Mexico's Royal Hideaway Playacar

Feb 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

It’s kind of a coming-of-age awakening when you first venture outside the hectic city of Cancun in search of a more grown up resort experience on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. And if you value classic luxury, service and style, you will most likely find yourself at the Royal Hideaway Playacar. Part of the Occidental Hotels and Resorts collection is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort.

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Fifth-Generation Napa Valley Vinter Discusses the Science, Alcohol Content & Outlook for 21st Century Wines

Feb 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers (the Wagner Family of Wine), Joseph got his start in vineyard management before taking what he learned to found his own company, Belle Glos, in 2001.

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Which is the Best, Bordeaux or Burgundy? The Ultimate Wine Rivals Battle It Out

Feb 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

Few topics can start an argument among oenophiles more quickly than the Bordeaux versus Burgundy debate. The friendly rivalry between these two celebrated wine regions has existed for centuries, and both camps are steadfast in their belief that their region of choice showcases not only the best of the vine, but also the very heart and soul of France herself. Is there really a winner in this race? Not likely, as it’s far too easy to fall in love with both.  

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