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Climate Change And Wine: Should We Be Preparing For A “Grape-ocalypse”?

It’s no secret that our planet is warming at an alarming rate. Most studies on global warming focus on dangerous environmental changes, like drought and flooding, that threaten human communities (and rightly so). There is plenty of frightening information out […]

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Epicure’s Guide To Phoenix, Arizona [And How To Burn Off The Calories Locally]

From bruschetta bars to dog-friendly breweries to chili burgers made by cowboys, we’ve got you covered with the best Phoenix restaurants. Without further adieu, here is the epicure’s guide to this delicious desert city: Postino 3939 E Campbell Avenue + […]

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Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015

Food loving travelers, rejoice! If you want a guilt-free way to enjoy the best wines, seafood and regional cuisine around the world, choose from these food-fitness safaris, active trips that will have you burning calories without even realizing it. In […]

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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 […]