While many bubbly libations mimic the effervescent feel and zippy taste of Champagne, only those made in France’s Champagne region can truly be called Champagne. Just because Champagnes are all from the same region, however, does not mean they all taste the same. Like wine, a large vocabulary is used [...]
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“Our beers have a specific niche as food beers,” explains Matthew Barbee, the owner and brewmaster at Ohio’s Rockmill Brewery. “I think of them as kind of a cross over between beer and wine in terms of food and concentration of flavors.” I’m currently at Inn & Spa at Cedar [...]
“You’ll be able to tantalize your tastebuds,” explains Bethany, our tasting guide. “The fine chocolates and local wines will interact to enhance the tasting experience.” While creamy cheeses and savory meals are often paired with wine, Hahndorf Hill Winery in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills takes an innovative approach by pairing [...]
Warm bath crystals infused with Kangaroo Island’s pure Ligurian honey and kiln-dried Australian sea salt. Wild lavender milk bath with pulverized local lavender and essential oils. Hand-collected Bay Of Shoals mineral salts blended with rose otto. I’m currently laying in a claw-footed bathtub, submerged in pure cocoa butter and sweet [...]
One of the best ways to get to know a local culture is through its epicurious offerings. But, there’s more to getting to know a region’s culinary culture than simply going to any old restaurant. Skip the tourist areas and overpriced menus and opt for these immersive epicurious experiences instead: [...]
“Hurry! Turn off the stove!” Dan, a Toronto, Canada, native, shouts as boiling water begins overflowing from the pot. I have never cooked before but am determined to create a delicious, authentic Italian meal here in Riomaggiore, Italy. We lower the heat and let the pasta continue to boil as [...]