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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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Who Else Wants To Explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast Like A Local?

To many travel is about escaping reality. Here at Epicure & Culture, we’re  tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched […]

Shock Me beer-tail. Photo courtesy of The Milestone.

Epic Brewcations: Top 8 International Beer Experiences

Does your appetite for beer adventures surpass domestic borders? If our Top Unusual USA Beer Experiences peaked your curiosity for international opportunities, check out these unforgettable boozy tours, bars and accommodations abroad. You can sleep in a beer barrel, take a […]

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Antalya: Luxury, History And Culture On The Turkish Riviera

Situated on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast you’ll find the country’s largest international sea resort: Antalya. While visitors can experience the beauty of the Turkish Riviera, the city also has a rich history dating back to around 150 BC when it was […]

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Dispatch From Tuscany: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Olive Oil

Olive oil is a super ingredient with the ability to enhance the flavors of a dish while also adding antioxidants and heart-healthy benefits. That being said, there are many misconceptions that exist on the product. That’s why — with the […]

How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

The food found in the Tuscany region of Italy is known for its sustainable preparation and pure flavors. Additives in many meals aren’t unpronounceable ingredients like acesulfame potassium and monosodium glutamate, but local olive oils and wines that naturally enhance […]

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Sommelier Certification: Northern And Southern Rhone, Two Very Different Worlds

You may have heard of the Rhone Valley in France; however, if you’re thinking of this as one place serving similar wines you’d be very mistaken. This was the major focus of my previous sommelier certification course with the Sommelier […]

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Sommelier Certification: How To Truly Appreciate (And Understand) Champagne

“Champagne is the only wine made in the world that will make your legs shake,” exclaimed Robert Ross Moody, Chairman of the Sommelier Society of America since 1999, excitedly. If you’ve read my previous Sommelier Certification Series posts, you’ll know […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Wines Of Alsace, France

“‘The Queen of Riesling’ — That’s what I want it to say on my tombstone!” laughs Stephanie Frederick, my instructor for the day for my Sommelier Society of America sommelier certification. Not only does she hold a diploma from the […]