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2012 GAYOT.COM SITE NEWS


SOMETHING SWEET
Korbel Sweet Rose is one of our Top 10 Sweet Sparkling Wines
Top 10 Sweet Sparkling Wines
Looking for a bottle of bubbly on the sweet side? Whether you're pairing one of these wines with a slice of cake or enjoying it on its own as dessert, our selection of sweet sparkling wines are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. (12/28/12)

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE
Get the inside scoop on the best holiday gifts in our Special Holiday Gifts newsletter
Tastes Special Holiday Gifts Edition
Need some presents to put under your Christmas tree? Use our Holiday Gifts newsletter to find the best travel and wine gifts, our picks for the top holiday presents of 2012 and even a last minute holiday shopping guide! (12/19/12)

CHILL OUT
Rhodiola Rosea is one of our Top 10 Stress Busters
Top 10 Stress Busters
Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Welcome to the club. We selected ten of our favorite stress busters to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, lift depression, ease irritability and balance overall mood. (12/14/12)

A SPARKLING SEASON
Find the best Champagnes, wines, spirits and more in our Winter Wine Newsletter
Winter 2012 Wine Newsletter
'Tis the season for sparkling wines, hearty winter brews and of course, Champagne. Find our picks for the top holiday wines and wine gifts, the best Champagnes and sparklers and more in our latest newsletter! (12/13/12)

SKIING NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
Read about the Top 10 Ski Resorts Worldwide
Top 10 Ski Resorts Worldwide
Spending time at a ski resort used to be all about one thing: skiing. Not anymore. At these 10 ski resorts, you can hit the slopes and come back to pampering, lavish restaurants and so much more. In fact, you may never want to leave the lodge! (12/12/12)

ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Plan your holiday festivities with our TASTES newsletter
December 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Make the best memories this holiday season by consulting our TASTES newsletter featuring the Best Holiday Gifts, the Top Ski Resorts around the world, the Best Restaurants for Dining Out on New Year's Eve and much more! (12/03/12)

TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR
Find the best restaurants celebrating New Year’s Eve across the country and internationally
Dining Out on New Year's Eve
Want to ring in the New Year with a memorable meal? We found the best restaurants to celebrate New Year's Eve across the country and internationally where you can share a Champagne toast with someone special! (11/29/12)

SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Kick off your holiday shopping with our Top 10 Holiday Gifts list
Top 10 Holiday Gifts
'Tis the season for shopping, and yes, we chose our favorite items that make great stocking stuffers and gifts under the Christmas tree. From the iPad Mini to the Starbucks Verismo home brewer, there's something on this list for everyone in your life. (11/21/12)

CHIC AND CHEAP
Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. Under $150
Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. Under $150
Some say "you get what you pay for," but these budget-friendly hotels certainly erase that belief. Consult our list of the Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. Under $150 for affordable options with an abundance of modern conveniences across America! (11/14/12)

GOBBLE, GOBBLE
Get in the turkey spirit with our TASTES newsletter, featuring the Best Thanksgiving Restaurants
November 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Start planning your holiday season with our TASTES newsletter featuring our Top 10 Winter Beers, the Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves, the Best Thanksgiving Restaurants near you, the Top 10 Spots for New Year's Eve and so much more! (11/05/12)

GIVE THANKS FOR CHEFS
Top 10 Thanksgiving Restaurants
Top 10 Thanksgiving Restaurants
Do you want a holiday feast with all the trimmings but don't feel like cooking it? Leave it to the professionals to prepare your all-American Thanksgiving feast. From Los Angeles to Washington D.C., we named the Top 10 Thanksgiving Restaurants. (11/01/12)

RED, WHITE AND BLUSH WINES, OH MY
Top 10 Wine Bars in the US
Top 10 Wine Bars in the US
A good wine bar knows there's more to serving wine than the pour. We've selected the top wine bars across the country where you'll find an excellent selection of wines, a knowledgeable and helpful staff and, where available, some well-paired food. (10/25/12)

'TIS THE SEASON FOR COOKING
Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves
Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves
Planning a big Thanksgiving feast? Here are a few tools to ease the stress of cooking. From glass basters to nonstick roasting racks, these 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves will get your dinner off to a great start. (10/19/12)

SWEET, SAVORY, SPICY
SKYY Pineapple, one of our Top 10 Flavored Vodkas
Top 10 Flavored Vodkas
Flavored varieties of vodka now account for 20 per cent of all vodka sold in the U.S. From hemp to hot pepper and pineapple to vanilla bean, we named the Top 10 Flavored Vodkas that are sure to liven up your glass. (10/15/12)

SEASON OF THE WITCH
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our TASTES newsletter, featuring the Top 10 Scary Movies
October 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Have an awesome autumn with the help of our TASTES newsletter, where you'll find our picks for the Top 10 Scary Movies, Top 10 Immune System Boosters, Top 10 Pizza Spots in the U.S. and much more! (10/03/12)

AUTUMNAL AFFAIRS
Celebrate the fall season with our Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers, featured in our Fall 2012 Wine Newsletter
Fall 2012 Wine Newsletter
Oktoberfest celebrations are happening now in cities across the U.S. Find local celebrations, Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers, Top 10 Wine Bars, as well as book reviews, cocktail recipes and more in our latest newsletter. (09/21/12)

OUR PICKS FOR THE HARVEST SEASON
The Inn at Abeja in Walla Walla, Washington, one of our Top 10 Wine Country Inns in the U.S.
September 2012 Tastes Newsletter
As the fall harvest commences, we've been doing a little gathering of our own, rounding up our picks for the Top 10 Steak Wines, Top 10 Wine Country Inns, Best Steakhouses Near You and more! (09/05/12)

OOH LA LA
Banke Hotel, one of the Top 10 Sexy Paris Hotels
New Top 10 Paris Hotel Lists
Discover the best hotels in Paris by category with our top 10 lists. We've added new categories such as Top 10 Hip Paris Hotels, Top 10 Romantic Paris Hotels and Top 10 Sexy Paris Hotels. (08/30/12)

GREEN LEAVES
Teavana Blackberry Mojito Green Tea, one of our Top 10 Green Teas
Top 10 Green Teas
Green tea boasts myriads of health benefits, from fighting cancer to lowering cholesterol, so there's no reason not to go green. We make it easy with our list of teas for beginners to aficionados. (08/23/12)

100 PER CENT BLUE AGAVE
Milagro Unico Tequila, one of our Top 10 Tequilas
Top 10 Tequilas
While many people enjoy tequila shots followed by chasers or mix the agave spirit in a margarita, we prefer to sip our tequila, which is why we've compiled this list of the finest 100 per cent blue agave tequilas on the market. (08/10/12)

QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, one of our Top 10 Craft Beers
Top 10 Craft Beers
Once referred to as microbrews, craft beers are often distinguished by fuller flavors, extra hops and higher alcohol content. Our list of top classic and craft beers includes domestic and imported selections. (08/09/12)

STOCKED FOR SUMMER
Shatterproof govino wine glasses are perfect for outdoor summer fun
Summer Essentials Newsletter
Find all of the essential gear for summer, including shatterproof wine glasses, an ice cream cookbook and a wine and cheese tote, in our latest edition of Tastes. We'll also show you how to make the perfect margarita. (08/08/12)

PARISIAN PAMPERING
The spa at Hotel Plaza Athénée, one of our Top 10 Paris Spa Hotels
Top 10 Spa Hotels in Paris
If you are looking for the ideal getaway that involves some pampering in the spa, we've got you covered. These hotels have proven to be the top options for taking care of what's important. (08/03/12)

COOL AS ICE
Check out Top 10 Bottled Waters, featured in our August edition of Tastes
August 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Our August edition of Tastes is perfect for those who enjoy life on the move. Check out our selections of the best ice cream shops near you, our Top 10 Casino Hotels, Top 10 Superfoods, Top 10 Hatchbacks and more. (07/30/12)

FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE
Phiaton PS 300 NC Premium Noise Cancelling Headphones, one of our Top 10 Travel Gifts
Top 10 Travel Gifts
With items ranging from a travel pillow with a media pouch to a wallet that prevents identity theft, our Top 10 Travel Gifts list will help you get the most out of your next vacation or business trip. (07/19/12)

RISQUE READING
Oscar Wilde's Teleny, one of our Top 10 Sexy Books
Top 10 Sexy Books
Check out our selection of classic and contemporary erotic literature, from fin de siècle smut to naughty novellas of the 1940s to recent, ultra-graphic writings by France's most scandalous libertine. (07/12/12)

ENDLESS SIPPER
Check out the featured top 10 lists in our Summer 2012 Wine Newsletter, including our Top 10 Rosés
Summer 2012 Wine Newsletter
Lazy summer days are perfect for sipping on fruity cocktails or uncorking a bottle of your favorite wine or beer. Check out our latest Wine Newsletter for premium spirits, refreshing rosés, wine products and more. (07/09/12)

LET THE FIREWORKS BEGIN
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, one of our Top 10 Summer Beers
Barbecue Newsletter
Enjoy summer sunshine with family, friends, fireworks and food — especially all things barbecue, whether bbq restaurants, grills, barbecue products, wines that pair well with barbecued foods or cold summer beers. (07/02/12)

ALL ABOUT BARBECUE
Find the best barbecue restaurants near you in our July edition of Tastes
July 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Our latest edition of Tastes is your guide to summer grillin'. Find the best barbecue restaurants near you, the Top 10 Grills, Top 10 BBQ Products, Top 10 Grilling Tips, Top 10 BBQ Wines and much more. (06/27/12)

GRILLING GOODS
Rosewood Three-Piece BBQ Tool Set, one of our Top 10 Barbecue Products
Top 10 Barbecue Products
Whether you're cooking steaks, vegetables or stadium-style hot dogs, a true grillmaster needs to have all the right equipment. Our featured products will help you grill everything from circular kabobs to pizza. (06/20/12)

SPIRIT OF THE CARIBBEAN
Bacardi Reserva Limitada, one of our Top 10 Rums
Top 10 Rums
Made from high-quality sugarcane crops and patiently distilled and aged in oak barrels, our selection of Top 10 Rums represents the finest output from across the Caribbean. (06/13/12)

JUST FOR FATHERS
Wines that Rock, one of our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts
Father's Day Newsletter
In case you wondering where to take Dad on his special day, we've created new lists of Top 10 Father's Day Restaurants. Also in our newsletter you'll find the Top 10 Summer Beers, Top 10 Bourbons and more. (06/11/12)

MAKE DAD PROUD
One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, one of our Top 10 Golf Resorts in the World
June 2012 Tastes Newsletter
We're taking care of dad this month. Just check out our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts, Top 10 Father's Day Wines and Top 10 Golf Resorts in the World. If that's not enough, visit one of the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants. (06/04/12)

BE PREPARED
Our weather page now can be used to track flights and airport delays thanks to Flightaware
Weather
Don't let sudden storms catch you unprepared. With our weather page, not only can you find local weather conditions, but you can also track flights and airport delays thanks to Flightaware. (05/31/12)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY
The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village, one of our Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles
Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a beauty-obsessed city. Its top spas offer services that run the gamut from posh pampering at luxurious hotels to super affordable Korean bathhouses and terrific Thai massage parlors. (05/24/12)

CELEBRATE MOMS
The Babycakes Waffle Maker, one of our Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts
May 2012 Tastes Newsletter
May is the month for moms, and we've got you covered with everything from the best Mother's Day brunches to an exclusive selection of top gifts to even mom-friendly wines to show your maker how much you care. (05/02/12)

STEALS AND DEALS
Check out the top 10 lists and reviews featured in our Spring 2012 Wine Newsletter
Spring 2012 Wine Newsletter
Find great deals on wines and Champagnes in our Spring Wine Newsletter, as well as lists of Top 10 Organic Wines, Top 10 Brunch wines, Top 10 Spring Beers, reviews of spirits, wine accessories and more. (04/11/12)

LIVING ON LESS
The BLVD Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles, one of our Top 10 Value Hotels in the U.S.
April 2012 Tastes Newsletter
With the economy recovering all too slowly and tax season in full swing, check out our money-saving guides to find the best cheap eats, top value hotels and spas, wines under $10, best small SUVs and more. (04/02/12)

BEST OF THE BEST
GT Fish & Oyster in Chicago, one of our Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
2012 Restaurant Issue
Discover the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., the Top 10 New Restaurants, Best Restaurateur, Top 5 Rising Chefs, latest culinary trends and more in our Annual Restaurant Issue, available on the App Store. (03/28/12)

SURF, SUN AND SAND
Hapuna Beach Recreation Area, one of our Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii
The Hawaii Issue 2012
Check out our family-oriented travel guide, discover the best beaches, cheap hotels and burger restaurants, and learn about unique Hawaiian spa ingredients in our annual newsletter devoted to the Aloha State. (03/19/12)

GO GREEN!
Check out our review of O'Hara's Irish Wheat Beer, featured in our St. Patrick's Day edition of Tastes
St. Patrick's Day Newsletter
Just in time to celebrate your favorite Irish saint, we bring you all things green, including the Best St. Patrick's Day Restaurants, Top 10 Irish Pubs in the U.S., Top 10 Irish Beers, Irish cookbook reviews and more. (03/16/12)

MORE OPTIONS, BETTER OPTIONS
Royal Caribbean International, one of our Top 10 Cruises for Specialty Dining
Top 10 Cruises for Specialty Dining
From upscale steakhouses to casual Coney stands to fine dining venues curated by celebrity chefs, our Top 10 Cruises for Specialty Dining offer guests an eclectic array of eating options on the high seas. (03/09/12)

FROM THE GET-GO
Hotel Chocolat in St. Lucia, one of our Top 10 Caribbean Hotels
March 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Our latest edition of Tastes is designed to help you get moving in the morning, from our Top 10 Brunch Hotels and Top 10 City Cars to our Top 10 Spa Gifts and a review of TeaVivre Yun Nan Dian Hong black tea. (02/29/12)

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY
Check out our Top 10 Brunch Wines, designed to pair with a wide variety of foods
Top 10 Brunch Wines
We've selected a wide variety of wines from California, Oregon, Washington and Italy to enjoy with brunch. And each can be bought for less than $20. So uncork a bottle, grab your glass and enjoy the sunshine! (02/29/12)

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
100 red roses from 1 800 FLOWERS, one of our Top 10 Romantic Gifts for Valentine's Day
February 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Have you been bitten by the love bug? Then our latest edition of Tastes is for you. Find our picks for the Top 10 Romantic Restaurants, Best Sexy Hotels Near You, Top 10 Valentine's Day Wines and more! (02/01/12)

OSCAR-WORTHY
Jessica Chastain in The Tree of Life, one of our Top 10 Films of 2011
Top 10 Films of 2011
Although the highest-grossing movies of the year were sequels, our selection of the best films in 2011 features fresher and more original fare, including "Bridesmaids," "The Help" and "The Tree of Life." (01/30/12)

GET THE SKINNY
Check out our Top 10 Diet Books, including Crazy Sexy Diet
Top 10 Diet Books
You don't have to wait for the next New Year to get fit. We've compiled a list of the best diet books in a variety of categories, from gluten-free and vegan cookbooks to portion control and wine-centric weight loss plans. (01/09/12)

HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
Check out our Top 10 Yoga Retreats Worldwide, featured in our Tastes January 2012 newsletter
January 2012 Tastes Newsletter
Start out the new year right by eating healthy, getting healthy and staying healthy. Our latest edition of Tastes will point you to the best heart-healthy restaurants, health retreats, detox spas and more. (01/09/12)

L'AMOUR DU CINEMA
Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Top 10 French Movies
Fancy yourself a film buff? Delve into the rich history of European cinema with these top French films, which include everything from wicked noir thrillers and Nouvelle Vague masterpieces to stylish musicals and zany comedies. (01/03/12)

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