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Behind the Profile of Rémy Martin Cognac
With cognac consumption on the rise around the world—including key markets like the US and China—an exhausted image of snifters in the hands of grandparents has been shed. Many consumers look to celebrities for recommendations. Some may even look back...
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2014 Roll The Bones Cabernet Sauvignon
If you're looking for a show-stopping wine to bring to a BBQ, Tank Garage Winery's 2014 Roll the Bones Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California (with a "kiss" of Napa Valley Merlot) has you covered in full-bodied, supple richness as well as...
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Affordable Natural Wines for Summer
Navigating the world of natural wine can be intimidating—it's a loose term but encompasses a lot. When discussing the differences between organic, biodynamic, sulphate-free wines, and the differences between process and philosophy, Momofuku's Richard...
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Ntsiki Biyela Launches Aslina Wines
Remarkable stories seem to follow Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's first black woman winemaker. Perhaps that's because she's earned them—through hard work, dedication, a preternatural understanding of wines and an impressive four-wine release from her...
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Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar
Back in 1992, Bill Lark wondered why—considering Tasmania is the perfect place to make malt liquors—nobody was making malt whisky. From the climate to fresh and soft water, highland peat bogs, and fields of barley, the environment supports the production...
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Moorilla Winery
It's no surprise that the winery owned by MONA's David Walsh has a focus on experimentaition. Head winemaker, the charming Canadian-born Conor van der Reest, has fun playing with wines, but takes tending to his fruit—testing it constantly—very seriously...
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Franklin
Whether having a glass of wine and a snack at the bar or sitting down for a multi-course feast, Franklin delivers. The industrial setting (it used to be a Ford showroom), with concrete all over, could have become cold or stark, but thanks to a few...
RESTAURANTS
Dier Makr
Opening in late 2016, Dier Makr is another jewel in Hobart's culinary crown. With only a sandwich board and doorway announcing its presence, the entry's easy to miss but just beyond lies a charming, bright space. The restaurant focuses on natural wines...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Early Reviews of Apple's Just-Announced HomePod At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, the tech giant confirmed a long-rumored and highly anticipated product: HomePod, the speaker that promises to marry high-quality audio with an intelligent...
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Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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California Dreaming with Tank Garage Winery
On the shelf, there's little way to judge wine except by its label, and Calistoga, California-based Tank Garage Winery does an impressive job of conveying its uniqueness via image alone. A photo from a 1950s college chemistry lab denotes their...
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Succés La Cuca de Llum
Catalonia (on the northeastern edge of the Iberian Peninsula) is perhaps best known for Cava. This wine, Succés La Cuca de Llum, also uses the Trepat grape found in Cava, but here it results in a bright red. It's fresh, and a little funky (or "dusty...
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Wine and Booze
It's been a good year for wine and spirits. A slew of new or limited edition releases demonstrated the sheer amount of creativity and craftsmanship infusing the industry. It was almost impossible to narrow down a selection of our favorites, but some...
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Brut Nature "Philippe Starck Design" 2009
More than just refreshing package design by Philippe Starck, Louis Roederer's Brut Nature 2009 is an effervescent wonder. This dry Champagne with notes of peach and hazelnut within was crafted from grapes grown solely in Côteaux de Cumières. It's creamy...
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Brut Rosé Champagne
Long known as the Champagne that Parisians actually drink, Ruinart's most famous iteration may be the Blanc de Blancs but their Brut Rosé is just as refined. Drawn from Pinot Noir grapes, this bubbling delight contains hearty red berry flavors. For...
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La Bufarrella Xarel-lo Orange Wine
In the Penedes region of Spain, white wines have long been produced with a bright orange color. It's a result of the process and nothing more. With regard to Celler La Salada's delectable all-natural La Bufarrella Xarel-lo there's a crispness that...
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2011 Cabernet
Balancing a vibrant acidity with rich dark cherry and blackcurrant flavors, Cloudburst's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon delights with sophistication. Over the last few years, Cloudburst has found a home in some of the world's best restaurants due to its smooth...
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