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2006 GAYOT.COM SITE NEWS


WINTER WINE NEWSLETTER
Our exclusive Quarterly Wine Newsletter brings you a round-up of news and trends for oenophiles. But for our winter 2006 edition, we've popped the corks on many bottles of Champagne and sparkling wine to bring you six Top 10 lists for the world of bubbly from prestige cuvées to value Champagnes. Other features include great wine gift ideas, the best winter beers and our favorite spirits. (12/13/06)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GAYOT.COM
Meant to be a time of festivities and fêtes, the holiday season has a tendency to rouse up party-planning, gift-getting grief. This year, suppress your inner Grinch and put on a happy face: GAYOT's December issue of Tastes offers an all-star lineup of festive ways to celebrate, sans stress. We've created the list (Top Ten Gift Ideas), helped you "book" a table on New Year’s Eve (Where to Celebrate) and found new ways for you to impress your friends (Champagne 101, The Origin of French Bubbly). Happy Holidays! (12/05/06)

2006 HOTEL ISSUE
Hotels aren't just places to stay anymore. More and more often, new hotels are being fashioned as concept-driven lodgings with high-tech amenities, modern spaces and highly-rated gourmet restaurants. From valley retreats to museum hotels, our 2006 Hotel Issue will keep you well-informed with the Top 2006 U.S. Hotel Openings, the Top 10 U.S. Hotel Restaurants, "Best of" Lists and more from the world of beds and pillowcase mints. (11/28/06)

HOT RESTAURANTS, HOT CHEFS
The 2006 Restaurant Issue
The eagerly anticipated 2006 edition has finally arrived, featuring:
Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.
Rising Chefs
Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.
Restaurant Trends

DINING OUT: JERSEY SHORES
We have added Jersey Shore as a new market to our restaurant database. Like all dining areas, this one also includes a Hot 10 list, which names the spots that are getting the most buzz. From beachside, contemporary Avenue, where you'll find a protégé of Daniel Boulud at the helm, to David Burke Fromagerie (davidburke & donatella in N.Y.C.), where chef Burke (pictured) rediscovered his roots, there's no shortage of Shores supping locations. (11/13/06)
REARDEN COMMERCE PARTNERS WITH GAYOT
Rearden Commerce has chosen Gayot as a content partner for their corporate business services products. Rearden Commerce works with leading online information and resource providers to enhance the user's experience and the value of the Rearden Personal Assistant. From real-time flight status to maps and directions, Rearden brings next-generation content from across the Web to help end-users more effectively find, schedule and buy their services online—and then stay up to speed on any changes to their plans in real-time. (11/08/06)

BEST BEDS: GAYOT EXPANDS HOTEL COVERAGE
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque
We’ve significantly expanded our hotel coverage. Readers can now search for accommodations in Albuquerque, Taos, Santa Fe in New Mexico and, in California, Ventura County and the Central Coast. Search options include: by name, area, rating, category (Bed & Breakfast, Luxury, Top of the Line, etc.) and features like Tennis, Golf, Business Center and much more. See all searchable hotel markets. (11/10/06)

TASTES NOVEMBER: BOUNTIFUL HARVEST
Our November edition of Tastes has just been published and sent to subscribers. Readers get great tips on:

Dining Out on Thanksgiving
Top 10 Boutique Hotels Worldwide
72 Hours in Sedona
The Rolls-Royce Phantom
Top 10 James Bond Films

Start reading Tastes or sign up for the next free edition. (10/31/06)


TASTES OCTOBER: CATCH OF THE MONTH

TASTES SEPTEMBER: RARE AND WELL DONE
Our September edition of Tastes has just been published and sent to subscribers. Readers get great tips on:

Best Steakhouses Near You
Top 10 Wine Bars
Restaurants with Great Wine Lists
Top Wine Country Escapes
Top Wine Spas around the World

Start reading Tastes or sign up for the next free edition. (08/31/06)


TASTES AUGUST: SUMMER JAMBOREE

Stay cool and current this summer! You can use our monthly Tastes newsletter as a shortcut to what’s new and exciting on our site as well as in the world dining and travel scenes. Get the scoop on where to find the best ice cream, take a trip to The Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai and its fabulous Dheva Spa in Thailand or get ready for business in Guadalajara and Birmingham. Love cars and have an adventurous spirit? Get behind the wheel at The Land Rover Experience Driving School. Start reading Tastes or sign up for the next free edition. (08/01/06)


HEAD OVER HEELS FOR HAWAII

With the publication of the first annual Hawaii Newsletter, we’re on a honeymoon with Hawaii. It’s hard not to fall in love with the tropical islands that offer exquisite resorts, sumptuous spas and countless opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time and want a guide to the basics or you’re a return visitor seeking exploration off the beaten path, we’ve got you covered. Experience lava, luaus and lomi lomi massages; partake of the freshest island produce and regional cuisine, from poi to pineapple; and even swim with sharks. We’re confident that you’ll be saying “Aloha” in no time. (07/26/06)


DEALIX DEAL

GAYOT.com is pleased to announce our new relationship with Dealix. This affiliate partner will provide our users with new car dealer quotes. Dealix Corporation is the market expert and leader in automotive Internet marketing services. They provide automobile dealerships, large dealer groups, and automotive manufacturers with the most efficient, cost-effective way to acquire new customers. Want car quotes now? www.dealix.com (07/19/06)


READER ALERT
Should Foie Gras Be Banned?
As U.S. cities and states ban foie gras, we want you to weigh in with your thoughts on this issue, and see what GAYOT readers have to say about the issue of banning fois gras. (07/07/06)

HAVE A "TASTE" OF JULY
Summer is the time for "Chilling and Grilling" and we've devoted our latest edition of Tastes to all things cool and 'cue. Find out where to eat the Best Barbecue in America and learn about grilling with wood planks. It's also the season when the little ones are out of school and with the Top 10 Family Resorts Worldwide, you get places where both demanding children and sophisticated adults can have fun at the same time. What else? A review of the 2006 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, a look at cool new summer spa treatments and our take on The Reality Diet, which operates on the motto that what's good for the heart is good for the hips. (07/01/06)

SUMMER WINE NEWSLETTER: BEAT THE HEAT!
Our exclusive Quarterly Wine Newsletter brings you a round-up of news and trends for oenophiles. But for our summer 2006 edition, we've ventured beyond the grape and into the spirit world with features such as How to Make the Perfect Margarita, Top 10 Summer Beers and Top 10 Vodkas. We also acquaint you with a brand-new, top-of-the-line Tequila and a rare Vintage Malt Scotch. Missing the wine? We've got you covered with our Top 10 Summer Wines and a visit with Wine-ing Celebrities. (06/30/06)

ALL YOU CAN EAT IN SARASOTA
Sunny Sarasota may be better known as a stronghold for retired folks enjoying manicured beaches and sprawling golf resorts, but this booming market (it’s Florida's third fastest growing) also offers a surprisingly lively dining scene—and we’re not talking chicken fried steak dinners at 4 p.m. Whether you want a great place for after-theater dining (Bijou Café), crave traditional Spanish-Cuban cuisine amid the trendy boutiques of St. Armands Circle (Columbia) or long for locally farmed, organic eats (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's Vernona), our new restaurant guide will guide your appetites. (06/13/06)

IT'S SUMMERTIME: GET OUT AND PLAY!
Gayot is pleased to announce the June publication of “Tastes.” This edition features news and recommendations on the best summer outdoor-dining spots, as well as travel tips and cruise specials for Europe. Inside, we also review the most illustrious convertibles to take cruising in the summer sun and we break down the 10 greatest golf resorts in the world. You’ll get the scoop on the newest restaurant of culinary genius to open in Las Vegas and you’ll find listings of the finest foodstuffs and wine tasting events in your city. Get ready, because “It’s Summer: Get Out and Play!" (06/07/06)

TASTES MAY: MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS AND REVIEWS

She brought you into this world and made sure that you washed behind your ears and always wore your sweater—even on the warmest of days. Celebrate her at the top Mother's Day brunch spots, treat her to one of the Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Wines or do some serious bonding over one of the 10 Great Movie Moms. But even if you aren't part of this demographic, our May edition of Tastes packs plenty of other fun features: a review of the 2006 Nissan Quest 3.5 SE, Top 10 Spa Hotels and the Nutty Antidote to Common Health Woes, because we are nuts about Mom. (05/10/06)


TASTES APRIL: THE VALUE ISSUE

With taxes due this month, we have our mind on our money. While Tastes April features ideas that will save you cash, the focus of this "Value Issue" is not on things cheap but on good value. We’re talking quality for less. Thus, the value restaurants we’ve selected aren’t cheap eats but offer fancy meals without the hefty price tag. The “budget” hotels include a designer bargain entry in New York and an eclectic spa hotel with all the trimmings in Estonia. There’s also the Sofitel Dalat Palace, an opulent Vietnamese venture with rooms for $80. From wines to cars to botox on a budget, our "Value Issue" is jam-packed with affordable assets. (03/31/06)


TEMPTING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
We sent our savvy scribes all over the globe to dish up the scoop on the respective local scene, from hot hotels to eclectic eateries to fab and fun things to do from dusk 'til dawn. Explore itineraries for Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires and Dalat, Vietnam. And just because it’s small and off the radar, don’t pass on Paso Robles, Calif. It’s fast becoming a wine country destination to be reckoned with. (03/10/06)

MARCH: ST. PATRICK'S DAY, TOP BRUNCH, FLYING CARS AND FAVORITE FOODS
For March we collected the best pubs and bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the country. We also test drove the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and are excited to share our findings with you in the March edition of Tastes. Also just published: Top 10 Brunch Hotels! (03/03/06)

HOT HAWAII HOTELS
Planning to Go Aloha this year? Our comprehensive list of 195 hotel reviews covers the very best properties on all the islands. Completely updated, our reviews are your guide to the good life. And check out our "Best of" lists for lodgings geared to your desires. Traveling for business, with your family, for a romantic getaway...we've got you covered. (02/08/06)

FEBRUARY: CELEBRATING ALL THINGS ROMANTIC
Gayot thinks pink this month with a newsletter devoted to romance. Whether you’re looking for a hot spot to dine out on February 14, seek romantic restaurants year-round, are planning a honeymoon or romantic travel escape, you’re sure to find great ideas. Our February edition of Tastes also includes sexy movies, aphrodisiacs, a hot convertible, tantalizing spa treatments and more! (02/01/06)

WHAT THE BLOG?
We discovered that we were, well, "discovered" by travel weblog gadling.com, where blogger Adrienne Wilson writes that she’s "very impressed with Gayot's Top 10 Best New Year's Eve Travel Destinations." Instead of blogging around, we recommend you go straight to the source! (01//12/06)

JANUARY TASTES TOASTS YOUR HEALTH
It’s that time again for New Year’s resolutions. We believe the most important ones should concern your health, thus our January edition of Tastes features all things good for you, such as heart-healthy restaurants, natural cures (e.g. the power of the pineapple), Top 10 Yoga Retreats and Health Resorts, a wine country diet and even a car that’s “healthy” for the environment, the 2006 Lexus RX 400h. Read about these great ideas and more or sign up now to receive our next free edition devoted to all things romantic in February! (01/12/06)

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