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Peregrine 2016 Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc (Wine Review)

This is a compelling and fresh white from Peregrine’s organic vineyards in the Cromwell Basin. Though the summer was hot and dry in 2016, Peregrine managed to capture fruit purity in this wine, along with exotic notes of lemongrass, Thai basil and sweet pea shoots. The limey acidity pulls...Read Full Story

Giesen 2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

This wine gives as much pleasure as the first crop of springtime cherries. Puckery, ripe red fruit flavors give it lift and tang, counterbalancing a firm, tannic structure. Its texture brings to mind the smoothness of cool clay, giving the wine impressive density without weight.

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Eric and Bruce Bromberg, the brothers behind the Blue Ribbon restaurant group, have upped their game at their shining new outpost in FiDi. You’ll find the dishes they’re known for, like fruits de mer and fried chicken, as well as classics with the flavor turned...Read Full Story

Le Coucou (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The dining room is a scene from Amadeus with a splash of New York chic, with white stone, candlelight and steel chandeliers woven into the view of the open kitchen. The menu is classical French, as interpreted by chef Daniel Rose: Picture leeks with hazelnuts, quenelles...Read Full Story

Le Garage (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The fastest way to get to Paris from NYC these days is the L train to Bushwick, where Catherine Allswang and her daughter, Rachel, set up shop in a former garage. The menu, with its duck-fat-fried potatoes and moules marinière, speaks to Catherine’s years cooking in Paris;...Read Full Story

Mettā (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Forget the stuffy steakhouse: Head to Mettā instead. Argentine chef Norberto Piattoni cooks nearly everything in a fire pit, infusing the space with a campfire-like warmth, and the food with deep, smoky savor. To drink, Piattoni sticks with unspoofulated wines—Moric Blaufränkich, Château du Hureau...Read Full Story

Raoul’s (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Since 1975, Raoul’s has been known for a few things: celebrity sightings; a tarot reader on the second floor; and a burger, sauced with foie gras, the orders limited to a dozen a day. It’s available only at the bar, so arrive early and belly up. Then ask...Read Full Story

Stemware Showdown (News & Features)

Is there one wineglass that will show all your favorite wines at their best? A glass that can handle riesling as well as chardonnay, pinot noir as well as cabernet? We set out to find an all-purpose wineglass that’s as beautiful as it is functional, one that’s...Read Full Story

Hostaria al Vecchio Portico (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Jewel on Lago Maggiore It’s worth the 45-minute drive from Milan to dine at Hostaria al Vecchio Portico, a cozy, 12-table restaurant facing Lago Maggiore in Arona, on the lake’s western edge. It feels as though you’ve been invited into someone’s home...Read Full Story

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