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Sparkling Rosé
Composed predominantly of Prosecco grapes from northeastern Italy, Ruffino's new Sparkling Rosé carries a bright but elegant berry flavor. This extra-dry sparkling wine bears a crisp acidity and steers clear of overt sweetness—though it delights all...
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Dune
Just a 10-minute walk from Place de la Bastille is Dune, a sun-drenched restaurant whose menu is updated daily—thanks to their reliance on market-fresh produce. With plenty of options for carnivores (try the pork sandwich), this restaurant doesn't...
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Les Parigots
For a visitor, Les Parigots (right near Republique) feels incredibly French. The restaurant has a long line of classic bistro chairs and tables—all facing the street, of course—and inside is an undeniably warm and comfortably bustling atmosphere. Take...
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Exploring the Mountainside Vineyards of Cheval des Andes Wines, Mendoza
The oldest Malbec vine on the 35-hectare Cheval des Andes estate—located just outside the town of Mendoza, Argentina—dates back to 1929. Once, the Malbec grape flourished in Bordeaux, France. An insect known as the phylloxera would decimate it in the...
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The Hamptons and Beyond with Wölffer Estate Vineyard
The 175-acre Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, Long Island is a destination of uncommon beauty—even among its idyllic Hamptons setting. It was there, in 2013, that siblings Joey and Marc Wölffer took the reigns of their family vineyard. In 1992, their...
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Gérard Bertrand's Wine Philosophy
Sandwiched between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the Languedoc-Roussillon region—adored by vacationers for its sunshine and salty breezes—is slowly shedding its reputation for producing abundant amounts of value wine. One producer...
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Üllo Wine Purifier
Üllo, a Chicago-based start-up, focuses on restoring wine to its natural state—something they believe enhances any wine experience and ultimately makes wine safer to drink. A team of three individuals (a chemist, a wine expert and a chemical engineer...
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Half Bottle Rosé
For a classic French rosé from Provence, find consistent quality from one of the more well-known producers, Domaines Ott, thanks to their gentle approach to nurturing their soil and vines. The distinct, elegant shape of the bottle—and the pale, almost...
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Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover
Wine spills are inevitable. Yet, even a drop can cast a dark spell over a night out. And despite that, most wine drinkers bank on old household tricks or potentially harsh products to alleviate the problem. Remarkably, Chateau Spill works better...
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White Girl Rosé by The Fat Jew
Drawing inspiration from the despair-laden Hamptons rosé shortage of 2014, Josh Ostrovsky—best known as The Fat Jew—and Babe Walker of White Girl Problems have teamed up to ease future summer drinking fears. The result, White Girl Rosé, happens to...
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Eight Superb Rosé Wines for Spring
With the announcement of Quin Candy's Rosé Gumdrops it dawned on us that we are once again returning to the season of celebratory pink wines. While the reputation of rosé was all but destroyed during the White Zinfandel heyday, it's been on the rise...
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Three Signature Wines from Tom Gore Vineyards
Tom Gore, founder of the eponymous Tom Gore Vineyards, often refers to his wines as "farm-to-glass." It's a claim he can comfortably make, as he himself tends and harvests the hundreds of acres of grapes that ultimately become his wines. At the recent...
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Absentroux Herbal Wine with Wormwood
At this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we stumbled upon the rather distinct absinthe herbal wine Absentroux. The dynamic drink marries the absinthe and wine experiences, with the predominant note being the rich anise taste associated...
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Pinocchio Barrique Bottle
Crafted from oak drawn from FSC-certified forests in Europe, the beautiful Pinocchio Barrique Bottle marries two of the alcohol world's most valued commodities: wood barrels and glass bottles. Now crowd-funding on Kickstarter, the Barrique Bottle...
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QUIN Candy + Union Wine in a Can Lollipops
As we approach Valentine's Day—a holiday that sees a surge in wine and candy consumption—two of our favorite Portland food and drink brands have united to produce none other than wine lollipops. Union Wine Co. Wines, which last grabbed our attention...
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Jean de Lillet 2010
The latest limited edition from the acclaimed, elegant French aperitif brand, Jean de Lillet 2010 is created from a combination of the best Sauternes grapes from Bordeaux and an in-house orange liqueur made from the peels of sweet Spanish oranges...
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Napa Valley's Newton Vineyard
Once considered a scrappy competitor to its European counterparts, Californian wine—the Napa Valley region in particular—has since secured itself in the minds (and palates) of wine lovers the world over. With the rise in the popularity and recognition...
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Ruffino Modus Luminaria, 2011 Vintage
The only bad thing about a good bottle of wine is when it's finished. Ruffino lets the spirit captured in their Super Tuscan Modus 2011 wine linger longer with their limited edition luminaria, a brushed metal lantern designed by Milan's Poli.design...
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CH Edition: Backsberg Estate Cellars Safari Collection
For our second CH Edition Zambia photo safari this summer, we wanted our guests to have as local an experience as possible. We asked our friend Simon Back, who heads up marketing at his family’s South African winery, to join our group and share some...
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Loos Wine Decanter
Adolf Loos created an insurmountable standard when he designed this wine decanter for Lobmeyer in 1931. Using ultra-thin Muslin glass blown to no more than 1.1 millimeters, this piece and its matching glass set is delicate craftwork in essence. Topped...
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CH Editions: Backsberg Estate Cellars Safari Collection
We’ve brought together a selection of our six favorite South African wines from Cool Hunting's recent safari in Zambia, which were provided by the talented winemakers at Backsberg Estate Cellars. From a classic pinotage to a fruity chenin blanc, these...
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Sling Wine Rack
An elegant hammock for your wine—this rack holds six bottles in its simple structure of cherry wood, steel and leather. There's an edge of clean Americana (and it's handmade made in Brooklyn), and it's sized just right for easy countertop placement...
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Terroir Life Wines
by Janine Stankus To oenophiles, the term "terroir" refers to wind, rain, soil, sun, diurnal shifts—all the elements that imbue wine with its distinct character. It’s the “biography of wine,” notes Ali Banks, Terroir Life co-founder, but one which...
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A Modern Guide to Sherry
Sherry references infuse culture, from kitchens to cocktail bars, short stories, poetry and beyond—not to mention the celebrated use of sherry casks in whisky-making. We all know that sherry is important. But many people simply do not know what it...
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Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer...
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