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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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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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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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Tres Arbolitios
Tucked away in the heart of Mendoza, a catering-company-meets-restaurant is facilitating an authentic and exciting way to eat like an Argentinian—even if just for the day. Started by ex-pats Reesa Kashuk, Alise Howell, Mateo Fabersunne and local...
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Alquimie: Edition Two
As a companion to their engaging website, which explores drinks of all kinds found around the world, Australia's Alquimie has released the second edition of their quarterly print publication. Like their equally impressive inaugural edition, the latest...
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Minibar Delivery App
Convenience is key in New York City, especially if you're planning a last-minute party, have unexpected guests visit or equally unexpected weather drama. With Minibar, a free iOS app available now, your local liquor store (in either Manhattan or...
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Corkcicle
Few products are entirely explained in their name like Corkcicle, a wine chiller that replaces the bottle's cork, resulting in consistently chilled white wine (or room temperature red wine) for up to an hour. A non-toxic cooling gel (surrounded by...
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Wine: A Tasting Course
There can be a little (or a lot) of anxiety around ordering wine at a restaurant or even serving it at home. It's one of the most refined alcohol cultures and there is always something else to learn—about pairing, temperature, aging and so much more...
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Spanish Vines
When Josh Hackler's family took a detour into northern Spain during a vacation in France's wine country, he knew he'd found a special place. Years later, Hackler would return to the region as a student and, in 2009, he founded Spanish Vines to bring...
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Interview: Justin Willett of Tyler Winery
by Tariq Dixon Very few vintners can boast having nine vintages under their belt at 32 years old. Even fewer can claim patronage by so many of America's leading restaurants—Eleven Madison Park, Daniel and Le Bernardin included. But these are just...
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Union Wine in a Can
What began as a promotional product for Portland’s Feast 2013 food and wine festival, Union Wine Company's wine in 12oz cans will actually be making its way to shelves. Its initial limited edition release drew rave reviews, for both its pretenseless...
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Delectable
Whether you're on the spot with the wine menu or looking up at hundreds of bottles from dozens of countries on the shelves at the local wine shop, the pressure of choosing the right wine is on. There aren't many consumer industries that buyers actively...
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Esporão Wines
While the viticultural reputations of France, Italy and Spain are well established, Portugal remains relatively unestablished outside of its famous fortified Port and Muscatel wines. João Roquette wants to shape the way people think about Portuguese...
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