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Wellness Travel: World’s Top Boozy Yoga Vacations

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve occasionally had one too many glasses of red wine before heading to an hour of vinyasa and downward dog, you may have reservations about combining the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Globally Conscious Items To Give Loved Ones This Year

Traveling the world can open your eyes to larger issues than whether you bought the perfect holiday sweater or which shoes you should add to your already extensive collection. Fortunately, giving holiday gifts can be a selfless activity this holiday season, thanks to globally-conscious […]

48 Hours On A Vineyard: 5 Things I Learned During Harvest Season

48 Hours On A Vineyard: 5 Things I Learned During Harvest Season

Sepia-toned movies like French Kiss, Sideways and A Good Year paint a romantic image of life on a vineyard. Who wouldn’t want to abandon beige office cubicles for sunny rows of grape vines? Or exchange suit pants for jeans? After […]

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How To Experience The Best Of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country

“What’s the number one reason after Disneyland that visitors come to California?” asks Elizabeth, my host for the day. As I’m on a Grapeline Wine Tour of California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country, I think I can guess the answer. “Wine!” […]

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Tasty Travel: Top 10 Things To Do In Tuscany, Italy

  At Winerist, we are in love with beautiful Tuscany. With its stunning landscapes, rich artictic legacy and fascinating culture, it’s so easy to fall in love with this incredible place. To help you plan your itinerary, here are the […]

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Innovative Eats: How Black Tree Is Converting Vegans In NYC

While we here at Epicure & Culture love farm-to-table ventures, there’s no denying the concept has been talked about to death. That’s why it’s always exciting to find delicious venues taking the “eat local” philosophy above and beyond what most […]

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Wine Innovation: The World’s First Commercial Rooftop Vineyard Grows In NYC

Terroir. It’s an important wine term that essentially refers to the landscape, climate, soil, sun exposure and winemaking traditions of a vineyard, and how that affects wine grapes. When you taste the terroir of a wine you’re tasting the land […]

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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 […]

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A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli’, the iconic quote from The Godfather reflecting the relationship between food and the Mafia that is a continuing reality in Italy. This blog explores the Mafia’s control of the food system in southern Italy, […]

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Quirky Travel: Top 15 Unusual Wine Tastings And Experiences Around The World

Do you love wine but are tired of traditional wine tastings? Bored of dry crackers, stiff stools at wine bars and snobbish sommeliers? Spice up the way you experience wine with the world’s top unusual experiences centered around fermented grapes. […]