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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food
As the holidays get closer and closer, we're launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider...
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On the Grounds of Spain's Bodega Numanthia Vineyard
by Alia Akkam Towering over the vineyards of Bodega Numanthia, a seemingly out-of-place steel sculpture painted copper rises from the collage of petite plots in Spain’s hot, parched Toro wine region. Resembling a jungle gym, a modern, geometric...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android-powered smartphone called Ektra—and it's been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and...
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Viticole Wine Club
For the last few months, master sommelier Brian McClintic has been making his wine recommendations available through a new project he calls Viticole, the French word for wine-growing. Until now these wines have been solely offered through...
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Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France
by Emily Arden Wells The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass...
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Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
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Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
by Emily Arden Wells Chances are, you're drinking wine wrong. It's likely that you do not even know what it's really supposed to taste like. We aren't talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you...
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Wölffer Estate's Finca Wölffer Rosé 2016
As we've noted before, walking into a wine shop in pursuit of a delectable bottle of rosé can be troublesome. Most consumers haven't declared allegiance to regions or flavor profiles in the way we have with... let's say a Pinot Noir from Bourgogne...
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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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