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2013 GAYOT.COM SITE NEWS


FORGET THE JET SET
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of GAYOT's Top 5 Luxury Trains
The passenger train is no longer the quickest way from Point A to Point B, but it's certainly one of the most romantic. To help complete your bucket list, we've chosen five unforgettable excursions from around the globe. (12/31/13)

ALL THAT BUBBLES
Winter 2013 Wine Newsletter
Special celebrations call for special libations! If you're looking for inspiration, our newsletter features plenty of bubbles (at every price point) as well as our lists for Top 10 Holiday Wines and Top 10 Winter Beers. (12/20/13)
From Prestige Cuvées to Budget Champagnes, bubbly flows at all price points

NOT NAUGHTY, JUST NICE!
One of GAYOT's Top 10 Ski Resorts, Val di Luce Spa Resort offers more than twenty ski lifts, dozens of excellent runs, Tuscan cuisine and a Champagne cellar
Bring on the festivities! Featuring our lists for Top 10 New Year's Eve Restaurants, Top 10 Ski Resorts and Top 10 Value Champagnes, GAYOT's December newsletter is guaranteed to make things merry. (12/12/13)

PRETTY GIFTED
December 2013 Tastes Gifts Edition
Featuring our lists for Top 10 Holiday Gifts, Top 10 Travel Gifts and Top 10 Wine Gifts, our gift edition of the TASTES newsletter is full of crowd-pleasing presents for everyone on your list. (12/05/13)
The Barrel Aged Cocktail Kit, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Gifts

PACK YOUR BAGS!
Industrial chic Longman & Eagle in Chicago, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. Under $150
Time to cash in those vacations days, GAYOT has planned your next adventure for you! Our annual hotel newsletter includes our lists for Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. Under $150, The Best Hotels in Italy and Top 10 Extreme Hotels. (11/21/13)

GIVE THANKS!
Thanksgiving 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Featuring our lists for Top 10 Thanksgiving Restaurants Near You, Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines and Top 10 Thanksgiving Tools, our holiday edition of the TASTES newsletter will help Turkey Day go off without a hitch. (11/13/13)
Check out GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Thanksgiving Restaurants Near You

LET THE HOLIDAY SEASON BEGIN
The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Celebrity Spotting Hotels in the World
Start planning your holiday season with this month's edition of the TASTES newsletter, which includes our lists for Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations, Top 10 Celebrity Spotting Hotels in the World and Top 10 Fall Beers. (11/08/13)

BIRD IS THE WORD
Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves
Avoid a holiday disaster with GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves! These tools will help make your turkey tasty, your mashed potatoes creamy and your guests happy this Thanksgiving. (11/06/13)
All-Clad Tools Poultry Lifters, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Thanksgiving Must-Haves

THE BEST OF THE ISLANDS
Take a hike in Volcano National Park with Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do on the Big Island
Whether you're a first-time visitor to the islands or already a die-hard fan of the Aloha State, you'll find GAYOT's Annual Hawaii Newsletter full of great beaches, luaus, golf courses, vacation ideas and more. (10/23/13)

AUTUMNAL PURSUITS
September 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Already missing summer? We've plenty to distract you with. This month's edition of the TASTES newsletter includes our lists for Best Steakhouses Near You, Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide and Top 10 Westerns of All Time. (09/11/13)
Entre Cielos in Argentina, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide

AUTUMN ADVENTURES
Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, one of GAYOT's top diving resorts, even has an underwater spa

Tastes October Edition
From top seafood joints to diving resorts to immune boosters to scary movies, find a medley of autumn inspiration in GAYOT's latest newsletter! (10/09/13)


MUST-HAVES FOR THE HOME COOK
Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets
GAYOT has assembled a list of kitchen gadgets every home cook should have in their repertoire. Ranging from a chef's knife to an enzyme-preserving juicer, the kitchen items on this list will help unleash your inner Martha Stewart. (10/08/13)
The MAC 8-Inch Chef's Knife, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Kitchen Gadgets

SEPTEMBER SIPS
Check out GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Routes in the World, featuring byways through famous wine regions in France, California and beyond

Fall 2013 Wine Newsletter
Discover the best Bourbons, Oktoberfest beers, steak wines, restaurant wine lists, wine travel escapes, cocktail books and more in GAYOT's latest wine newsletter! (09/19/13)


AUTUMNAL PURSUITS
September 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Already missing summer? We've plenty to distract you with. This month's edition of the TASTES newsletter includes our lists for Best Steakhouses Near You, Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide and Top 10 Westerns of All Time. (09/11/13)
Entre Cielos in Argentina, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Country Inns Worldwide

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
GAYOT has the scoop on the best restaurants for happy hour near you! August 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun doesn't have to. This month's edition of the TASTES newsletter includes our lists for Best Happy Hours Near You, Top 10 Casino Hotels Worldwide and Top 10 Sexy Books. (08/07/13

 


MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE
Top 10 Things to Do in Park City in Summer
Park City has a surprising amount to offer outside of ski season. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie or shopaholic, you're sure to enjoy Park City's top 10 summertime activities.
(08/02/13)
Catch an early-morning flight over the Wasatch Mountain Range with Morning Star Balloons, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in Park City in Summer

SUNDAY FUN-DAY
Dining room at Beauty & Essex, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

Top 10 Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.
What's not to love about Sunday brunch? This leisurely meal brings out creativity in chefs' kitchens and gives you one last chance to indulge before the weekend is over. Check out GAYOT's list of the best brunch spots in the U.S. (07/26/13)



SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE
July 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Make the most of summer with this month's edition of the TASTES newsletter, which includes our lists for Top 10 Barbecue Wines, Top 10 Family Resorts in the World, Best Ice Cream Parlors in the U.S. and Top 10 Barbecue Grills. (07/01/13)
Kids playing at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Family Resorts in the World

SUMMER SIPPIN'
Summer 2013 Wine Newsletter
Summer is a thirsty time of year. Check out GAYOT's latest wine newsletter to find the most refreshing picks for the season, including Top 10 Barbecue Wines, Top 10 Summer Beers and Top 10 Rosés. (06/20/13)

 


STRAIGHT, NO CHASER
Top 10 Spirits
Trendy cocktails come and go, but premium spirits never go out of style. From a Russian vodka housed in a Fabergé egg to a blue agave tequila, the spirits on this list are in a league of their own.
(06/17/13)
Extra Añejo Tequila, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Spirits

READY FOR YOUR SCREEN TEST?
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60, one of GAYOT's Top 5 Sunscreens

Top 5 Sunscreens
When it comes to sunscreen, old-school chemicals are definitely passé. Ranging from perfumed towelettes to a kid-friendly sunblock stick, GAYOT has selected the crème de la cream. (06/07/13)


PRESENTS FOR POP
2013 Father's Day Gift Guide
If Dad has enough cologne and socks to last a lifetime, it might be time to shake things up. With gifts ranging from hip wireless speakers to a bucket of beers from around the world, GAYOT's gift guide won't fail to inspire. (06/14/13)
Help Dad pump up the jams with the JAMBOX by Jawbone wireless speakers, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Father's Day Gifts

IT'S A MAN'S WORLD
Saddle Peak Lodge is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants for Celebrating Father's Day in Los Angeles

June 2013 Tastes Newsletter
This month's edition of the TASTES newsletter is full of tips on how to make Dad's special day a success. GAYOT has sourced the best in Father's Day wines, gifts and restaurants (we'll even let you take the credit).
(06/05/13)


TOP-NOTCH SCOTCH
Top 10 Blended Scotch
Although we hear a lot about single malt Scotch, 90 percent of all whisky production in Scotland is blended. Find out more by reading GAYOT's list of Top 10 Blended Scotch. (05/24/13)

Usquaebach Rare, on GAYOT's list of Top 10 Blended Scotch

A COOK'S BEST FRIEND
The Black & Decker FP1600B, one of GAYOT's Top 5 Food Processors
Top 5 Food Processors
Whether you're cooking a five-course meal or just making your morning smoothie, the food processors on this list have what it takes to get the job done. (05/20/13)

BECOME A BARISTA
Top 5 Espresso Machines
Sick of waiting in line for your caffeine fix? Whether you're an experienced barista or an espresso-making novice, the machines on this list will have you brewing coffee shop quality espresso at home in no time. (05/13/13)
The Mr. Coffee ECMP50, one of GAYOT's Top 5 Espresso Machines

DO MOTHER'S DAY IN STYLE
Make Mom happy by taking her and the family out to celebrate Mother's Day with brunch
May 2013 Tastes Newsletter
This month's edition of the TASTES newsletter features plenty of Mother's Day tips, including our lists for Mother's Day Brunch, Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts and Top 10 Mother's Day Wines. (05/08/13)

DESERT OASIS
Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs
Although often associated with poolside pleasures, there is a lot more to this sunny getaway than meets the eye. From hiking to architecture, GAYOT has the scoop on how to make the most of your next trip. (05/03/13)
Palm Springs, CA has become a popular getaway for SoCal residents and international travelers alike thanks to its warm, sunny weather and natural beauty


ENERGY BOOST
Rockstar, Red Bull and Monster are the three most popular energy drinks in the U.S.
Top 5 Energy Drinks
The energy drink sector has boomed in recent years. Love them or hate them, energy drinks are here to stay. From sixteen-ounce cans to energy shots, guarana to ginkgo biloba, here are five of GAYOT's favorite energy drinks. (04/23/13)

GAYOT POSTS ON HUFFPOST
GAYOT Partners with The Huffington Post
We're pleased to announce our partnership with The Huffington Post. The content you've come to love is now available on the hot content aggregator founded by Arianna Huffington. Check out the Top 10 Value Hotels in the U.S. and Top 10 Burger Restaurants in the U.S. (04/17/13)


CELEBRATE SPRING
Save a buck or two when dining out at GAYOT's top value restaurants
April 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Start planning for Spring with this month's edition of the TASTES newsletter, which includes our lists for Top 10 Value Restaurants Near You, Top 10 Value Hotels Worldwide, Top 10 Comedies and much more! (04/11/13)

TEE OFF IN THE TROPICS
The fairway at the 16th hole at Sunrise at Poipu Bay Golf Course, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Golf Courses in Hawaii
Does golfing in paradise sound like your dream vacation? Check out GAYOT's list of the best places to tee off in Hawaii. Whether you prefer to play surfside or surrounded by mountains, our list has the perfect course for you. (04/09/13)

ROMAN HOLIDAY
The Westin Excelsior, Rome, one of GAYOT'S Top 10 Hotels in Rome
Top 10 Hotels in Rome
Discover the best of what Rome has to offer with our list of top hotels. Whether you want to stay in a luxury villa or prefer a modern urban pied-à-terre, our list has you covered during your stay in the Eternal City. (04/03/13)

SPRINGTIME SPIRITS
Grey Goose Cherry Noir is one of GAYOT's selections for Top 10 Flavored Vodkas, a list featured in the spring wine newsletter
Spring 2013 Wine Newsletter
Check out GAYOT's wine newsletter to find the freshest picks for spring, including the Top 10 Spring Beers, Top 10 Brunch Wines, Top 10 Flavored Vodkas and even a scotch that costs $34,000! (03/28/13)

GO MOBILE WITH GAYOT
Download GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue app to check out the best of the best on the go!
2013 Annual Restaurant Issue App
The version 1.2 update for GAYOT's 2013 Annual Restaurant Issue app is out now! Download it now for the scoop on the new award recipients for GAYOT's coveted Annual Restaurant Issue honors. Don't miss out! (03/27/13)

WINNER'S CIRCLE
The Bazaar by Jose Andres, one of many restaurants to receive honors this year from GAYOT
GAYOT Restaurant Issue 2013
From innovative avant-garde spots to the ever-impressive "old guard," GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue gives top honors to the best of the best in fine dining in the U.S. (03/20/13)

GO GREEN
Check out these listings for St. Patrick's Day parades across the U.S. in GAYOT's St. Patrick's Day newsletter
St. Patrick's Day Tastes Newsletter
Get plenty of ideas on how to celebrate everything Irish this St. Patrick's Day with GAYOT's newsletter, which includes a roundup of St. Patrick's Day Parades, lists of the best Irish pubs and bars and top Irish beers. (03/13/13)


MARCH MUST-DOS
Celebrate Easter at one of our selections for top Easter brunch restaurants in your area, named in our March 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 Tastes Newsletter
Celebrate spring with this month's edition of the TASTES newsletter, which includes our lists of Best Easter Brunch Restaurants, Top 10 Brunch Hotels, Top 10 Caribbean Resorts and more! (03/06/13)

FRUITY FLAVORS
Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, featured on GAYOT.com's Top 10 Fruit Beers
Top 10 Fruit Beers
While many fruit beers earn the stereotype of "girly beers" due to their overuse of fruit extracts, adjuncts and added sugars, those made with real fruit flavor and character merit our attention. (02/27/13)

GET IN THE MOOD
Chile peppers are known to release endorphins, and are included on GAYOT.com's list of Top 10 Aphrodisiacs
Top 10 Aphrodisiacs
Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, mood-boosting aphrodisiacs have the power to stimulate the senses. Find out what foods rev your lover's engine! (02/21/13)

GIRLS NIGHT IN
John Cusack in Say Anything, featured on GAYOT.com's Top 10 Romantic Comedies
Top 10 Romantic Comedies
Made us laugh? Made us cry? Made us want to hold hands? Those three criteria had to be met to be one of our Top 10 Romantic Comedies. Check out our list of heart-warming, rib-tickling films. (02/13/13)

UNIQUE BREWS
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, featured on GAYOT.com's Top 10 Weird Beers
Top 10 Weird Beers
Bull testicle-flavored beer is just one of the strange brews on our list of the Top 10 Weird Beers, which includes everything from a mint chocolate porter to a mustard ale. (02/06/13)

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE...
The Earthly Body Massage Oil Candle, one of our Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts
Top 10 Romantic Gifts
Featuring great ideas for both him and her, our favorite gifts include everything from an antique-style turntable to sensual massage oil candles. (01/30/13)

OSCAR-WORTHY
Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried in Les Miserables, one of our Top 10 Films of 2012
Top 10 Films of 2012
Our picks include tales of human triumph, thrilling narratives, heart-wrenching dramas, and even a teen coming-of-age tale filled with charm instead of cheese. (01/24/13)

CARS OF THE YEAR
See if the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle for its 36th consecutive year!
Best Selling Vehicles in 2012
The sales figures are in! Check out our list of the Top 10 Best Selling Cars to find out which automobiles, from compact sedans to full-size pickups like the popular Ford F-Series, drove American consumers wild in 2012. (01/17/13)


SINGLE MALT HEAVEN
Glenkinchie 1991 Distillers Edition, one of our Top 10 Scotch
Top 10 Single Malt Scotch
From a rare Highland Single Malt to an amber-hued offering from the Orkney Islands, GAYOT has selected the best Single Malt Whisky that Scotland has to offer.

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Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.