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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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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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Mission Hill Winery
As the world's second largest country in geographical area, Canada's vast terrain varies greatly. But as a nation stereotypically synonymous with ice hockey and year-round winter, it's hard to imagine that in British Columbia there's the Okanagan...
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Mirabeau en Provence's Vibrant Rosé
Rosé consumption has reached a fever pitch—and rightfully so, as there's a beautiful ease to its modern elegance and a gentleness in the way it complements many meals. But with the surge in demand, there's now a market flooded with options, and selecting...
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Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara
At Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, local winemakers regularly interact with sommeliers and enthusiasts. The locale's friendly atmosphere is the upshot of the owners' considerable knowledge—Brian McClintic tackled the...
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Word of Mouth Florence: Food + Drink
There's no shortage of tips for Italy's wildly popular Tuscan capital, but with so many tourist offerings pumping through the historic town of Florence, it's easy to end up eating a subpar pizza near the steps of the illustrious Duomo. Venturing into...
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Terrazas Wines for Summer BBQs
Asado is the national dish of Argentina, and the word represents two separate meanings: first, a broad range of techniques associated with cooking barbecue and the traditional dish that ensues, and second, the actual barbecue event. Though the country...
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Shopping for Wine and Spirits with Delectable
Ever since writing about Delectable—a wine-cataloging app that recognizes and stores what you've been consuming from just a picture of the bottle—in October 2013, we've continued to use it with great regularity. More than just a tracker, the app...
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Interview: Craig Kanarick of Mouth
Sponsored content: From digital pioneer to foodie extraordinaire, Mouth CEO and friend of CH, Craig Kanarick’s entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. Establishing himself at the forefront of digital technology, Kanarick helped found Razorfish in 1995...
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Dom Pérignon's 1998 Second Plénitude
At the foot of a remote ice-capped volcano in Southern Iceland—accessible only by a specially equipped SUV or helicopter—around an arrangement of seats made entirely of mirrors, stands Dom Pérignon's head winemaker and Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy...
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Mouth's Independent Spirits and Wine Shop
Independent food continues to be on the rise. Small-batch producers of everything from pickles to popcorn are are finding a wide audience across the world; and in doing so, turning the corporate food industrial complex on its head. At the forefront...
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Cool Breather Carafe
In just a mere two minutes, Menu & Norm's Cool Breather Wine Carafe aerates and cools a 1-liter bottle of wine to perfectly chilly 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Foolproof Sangria Recipe with Lillet Rouge
No matter which bar or restaurant you find yourself at around the world, chances are you could spy a bottle of Lillet on the bar shelves. Such has been the case since the brand's inception in 1872. Lillet is a traditional French aperitif from Bordeaux...
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Cloudburst Wines
On 250 acres in Australia's Margaret River region (the nation's equivalent to America's Napa Valley) and abutting a national park, American vintner Will Berliner carefully crafts his stellar array of Cloudburst wine. Only 400 cases leave the vineyard...
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Fichimori Chilled Red Wine
We're now a few years deep into rosé resurgence, and though some may think it's the perfect fit for every sunny afternoon and moonlight dinner, there are other options in the chilled wine market—including reds. When we recently tried Fichimori Salento...
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Lillet Rosé
There's definitely a romantic spirit to wine. A delicate dance for the taste buds, Lillet's Rosé keeps it light and sweet, but with fuller Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillion grape flavor. Rosé has established itself as a glamorous alternative...
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How to Make Wine
Home beer brewing receives a lot of love these days, but let us not forget the virtues of viticulture. This fun cartoon print by New York Times illustrator and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton reduces the age-old art of winemaking down to 22 easy...
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