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Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In New York City, USA

It won’t be surprising to hear that New York City is one of the most complex and diverse metropolises in the world. Food, fashion, architecture, history, culture…NYC is a hub for all of them. So too for coffee, especially in the last few years, as a host of gourmand caffeine […]

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Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In London, England

London may be famous for its pubs and high teas, but its coffee scene is also experiencing a boom. From London institutions like Monmouth to cutting-edge new spots like Workshop, from epic church environs like The Wren to re-purposed underground toilet settings like The Attendant, your choices for finding the […]

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Sip & Snack: Exploring Moravian Cookie Culture & Local Wine Pairing In North Carolina

“Wow!” my brother’s eyes grow large, revealing his pleasant surprise. “Who would have thought cookies this thin could be so delicious? What did you say they were again?” He scrutinizes the can and inquires, “I just have three questions. Where’s Winston-Salem? What’s a Moravian? And why do they make cookies?” […]

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Discover Chinese Culture In A Minneapolis’ Tea Shop (Antioxidant Cocktails Included)

After water, tea is the world’s most widely consumed beverage and many countries have made it an integral part of their national identities, traditions and past times. What would an afternoon in England be without crumpets and high tea? How would old men in Turkey spend their day if they […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were a challenge, this would be my biggest feat yet. The life of a sommelier isn’t just about vino, but the hard stuff, too. They (and hopefully soon, myself) are […]

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