Scotch Malt Whisky Society – SMWS – Comes to America

cover photo credit: Gabi Porter, 2016, at Fine & Rare, NYC Scotch Malt Whisky Society – SMWS – Comes to America   By: Amber Creighton   It’s holiday time in New York City and holiday receptions abound. However, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s (SMWS) private tasting event held on December 1, 2016, announcing their expansion …

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A Hidden Treasure in The Heart of Monaco Beneath the Hotel de Paris

    A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE HEART OF MONACO   NICOLE FORREST GREEN     Amidst all Monaco has to offer that is distinct and rare, I had the unique opportunity last year of visiting one of the Principality’s best kept secrets, the private wine cellars of the iconic Hotel de Paris.   Carved …

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INDULGENCE FOR A GOOD CAUSE: WINE AND WISHES 2015

    Indulgence for a Good Cause: Wine and Wishes 2015 Written By:  Raymond Castillo     On the evening of Feb 7, 2015, as many as 800 attendees traveled to Treasure Island for the 14th Annual Wine & Wishes fund raising event.  This was a celebration organized together with the city’s best chefs and …

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TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL

Truffles indeed remind us to stop and appreciate the finer things in life, to seek great food experiences and to continue to explore what the dynamic California culinary scene has in store. Because life is too short for anything less. TRUFFLE MAGIC at the 5th NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL by: Carla Sia In life, there are …

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26TH ANNUAL PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY – GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST

An immersive epicurean experience in Dry Creek Valley, nestled in the heart of Sonoma County.   26TH ANNUAL PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY   TICKET SALES START FEB. 1ST   Tickets Expected to Sell Out Early for California’s Longest-Running Passport Wine Weekend   Tickets sales open Sunday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. PST for the …

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Wine and Wishes 2015: A Celebration of the Best Local Food and Wine to Support Make-A-Wish

The spectacular view of the Bay Lights and the San Francisco skyline from Treasure Island.         Wine and Wishes 2015: A Celebration of the Best Local Food and Wine to Support Make-A-Wish     The 14th annual Wine and Wishes® event, being held on Saturday, February 7th 2015 on Treasure Island, features …

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WHATWINE : THE SOMMELIER IN YOUR POCKET

Finding the right wine to order with food requires knowledge few people possess and not all restaurants have a sommelier on their staff.  WhatWine is a simple way to access information about each wine and what food it will be paired.     WhatWine : The Sommelier in your pocket by:  Karina Calayag     WhatWine, …

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TAPAS, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR OF MADRID

    Tapas, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR of Madrid by:  Raquel Guerrero     Under a full moon, I strolled along Madrid’s busy and festive streets.  It was the 26th day of September, half past six in the evening.  The air was filled with the aroma of sweet vermouth, spices, and hyacinth.  Retracing my steps along …

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TAKE A BREAK FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AT WALLSE – WEST VILLAGE

Michelin starred Wallse in the West Village presents their special Fashion Week Tasting Menu.       TAKE A BREAK FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK AT WALLSE – WEST VILLAGE     Michelin starred Wallse in the West Village presents their special Fashion Week Tasting Menu. Starting tomorrow through September 12th, Wallse will offer a …

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IT’S RAINING MEDALS AT HAWK AND HORSE VINEYARDS

Tracey and Mitch Hawkins, Co-owners, Hawk and Horse Vineyards and Winery     IT’S RAINING MEDALS AT HAWK AND HORSE VINEYARDS     Hawk and Horse Vineyards, a biodynamic estate vineyard winery located in the scenic Red Hills appellation in Lake County, is celebrating an enormous number of medals which have been awarded to its …

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