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Portugal Travel Guide

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

In this Article Portugal Restaurants Portugal Hotels Portugal Wineries Portugal Restaurants Lisbon: Taberna Modern Spanish-born owner Luis Carballo offers more than 80 different gins (on their own or with tonic), paired with ingredient-driven dishes like codfish salad with sea urchin caviar. tabernamoderna.com Lisbon: The Decadente Chef Nuno Bandeira de Lima serves affordable, tradition-tweaking dishes (such as slow-cooked cod wi...

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The Radical Reinvention of Great Portuguese Wine

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

In this Article The Niepoort Family and Portuguese Wine Dirk Niepoort's Defining Wines Dirk Niepoort's family has been in the Portuguese wine business for over a century. Andreas Durst The first wine that Dirk Niepoort ever made, back in 1990, was an old-vine blend of local Portuguese varieties, from a vineyard called Quinta do Carril in Portugal's Douro Valley. He called it Robustus. The name was apt: The wine was, as he recalls, "a mon...

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Steven Grasse: Punk-Rock Prince of Small-Batch Spirits

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

In this Article Steven Grasse's Drink Biography Steven Grasse, the prolific ad man and spirits architect, doesn't suffer from false modesty. In fact, he manages to make the whole notion of modesty seem kind of gauche. He's a vision guy—he has people working for him who look after the details—and in the evening and afternoon I spent in his company, he cited, by way of inspiration and direct comparison, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerso...

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A Winemaker's Oregon Nouveau Party

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

Even though there's still tons of work to be done in the cellar, the Collective takes time to celebrate the harvest with its Nouveau. Michael Turek When your house is on the same block as a winery, you might need to dodge forklifts when you walk your dog, or navigate around a sorting table when you ride your bike. Such is life in Portland, Oregon's Southeast district, home to the Southeast Wine Collective. An incubator space with seven small producers sharing equipment an...

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Where to Go Next: Best Caribbean Hotels

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

St. Martin: La Samanna Oprah and Jackie O have stayed at this iconic Caribbean hotel, where all 83 rooms have a view of the ocean and private white-sand beach. A recent renovation has added comfortable cabanas and two restaurants—one beachside-casual, one high-end French. At the latter, chef Gil Dumoulin, of Paris's famed Les Ambassadeurs, cooks Caribbean-inflected dishes like foie gras with mango. Guests can book the table in the candlelit wine cellar—at 12,000 bottl...

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Is Gustu the World's Best New Restaurant?

Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2013

If you had asked me last year to guess where the next great destination restaurant would pop up, my answer would not have been La Paz, Bolivia. The second-largest city in one of South America's poorest countries, La Paz is not on the tourism circuit. Getting there from New York City required a journey of close to 20 hours, and once I arrived, it took a few days to acclimate to the altitude. At 12,000 feet above sea level, the air there is so thin that, for my first 24 hours, I felt ...

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Insider Guide to Orlando Restaurants

Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2013

Best Local Seafood: Goodrich Seafood Restaurant and Oyster House “Goodrich is right by the Canaveral National Seashore, and they change the seafood menu depending on what’s local and fresh. They carry things like Florida mullet and Apalachicola oysters, which aren’t too popular outside Florida and Alabama. People love their gator po’boys, but I like the crunchy fish po’boy myself, with whatever fish is fresh that day.” goodrichseafoodandoy...

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Best Quinoa Salad Recipes

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2013

In This Article: Food & Wine Test Kitchen Quinoa Tips Quinoa Salad Recipes Food & Wine Test Kitchen Quinoa Tips Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah)—a tiny little seed with an ancient history—packs a big nutritional punch: It’s high in protein and nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties, which is likely why it sustained people in South America’s Andes mountains (where quinoa grows best) for so long. Quinoa has a mild, slight...

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Editor’s Letter May 2013

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Gurgaon and Delhi At the serene Amaranta restaurant in the glamorous Oberoi Gurgaon (just outside of New Delhi), chef Ravitej Nath explores 4,500 miles of Indian coastal cuisine and presents it in modern ways, influenced by his travels through London, the US, Tokyo and beyond. I’m definitely borrowing two of his most refreshing ideas: to start a meal, coconut water mixed with lemon, honey and mint; and, as a palate cleanser or light dessert, a small scoop of Champagne sorbet (...

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Beaujolais Guide

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Beaujolais Believers Beaujolais Prophet Beaujolais Acolytes Beaujolais Flock The Prophet Jules Chauvet The father of the French natural-wine movement. Chauvet took a stand against the trend toward mass-produced, industrial Beaujolais. The Acolytes Jean Foillard Like the others, Foillard uses little to no sulfur in his wines. Marcel Lapierre The late Lapierre set the standard for ...

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A Glorious Weekend at Vina Vik

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013

In this Article Viks + Art Viks + Wine Viks + Hotels Alex Vik, here at his cabin in Chile, has a passion for wine, art and design. Photo Fredrika Stjrne When Alex and Carrie Vik went looking to buy a South American vineyard, they didn’t just want to make a good wine, or even a great one. They wanted to make the best wine on the continent. For the couple behind some of South America’s most spectacular b...

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5 Promising New Wine Regions

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Lake County, CA The Grape This area north of Napa Valley, and particularly its Red Hills subregion (named for the volcanic soil), has become a source for top-quality Cabernets at non-Napa prices. Bottle to Try: 2010 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon ($28) Rich blackberry flavors are at the core of this dark, substantial red. Salta, Argentina The Grape Salta is high up in the mountains north of Mendoza. The cool temperatures and brilliant light result in aromatic white...

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Where to Eat Now: Vermont Restaurants

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013

Burlington Pistou Chef Max MacKinnon, just 26, isn’t afraid to experiment, serving seared scallops on a bed of scallops sliced thinly to resemble noodles. The result: a bistro that’s surprisingly ambitious for a college town. pistou-vt.com. Winooski Misery Loves Company From the people behind the popular 1976 Winnebago sandwich truck of the same name, the restaurant serves dishes like smoked-meat poutine (the Qubcois cheese curd specialty). F&a...

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Amsterdam Shopping

Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Caulils This deli, cheese and wine shop (pictured above) has a fancy dinner tasting menu. caulils.com. Photo Line Klein Store Without a Home A gallery-like, pink-painted space full of quirky objects from international designers—such as side tables with legs like tree branches and vases that are meant to be hung on the wall. storewithoutahome.blogspot.de. Photo Line Klein Vivian Hann Elegant ceramic vases, dishware and lin...

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