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  • pinitbutton Thirteenth GAYOT Dinner Series

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by Sophie Gayot

 
We are moving east to Sin City! On Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6, the third annual Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival will take over Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy more than forty different restaurants. There will be more than three dozen wineries and spirits companies on hand as well, along with the usual posh amenities that make this desert oasis one of GAYOT’s Top 10 Las Vegas Spa Hotels. Bring a food-loving friend, or book a room with a special someone for a weekend full of culinary adventures. After all, the Red Rock is one of GAYOT’s 2014 Top 10 Las Vegas Sexy Hotels, and even made our annual list of Top 10 Las Vegas Romantic Hotels.

 

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  • pinitbutton Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé   Wine of the Week
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Truett Hurst 2013 Salmon Run Zinfandel Rosé

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  • pinitbutton SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Now Open

by Sophie Gayot

At the stroke of midnight on Friday, August 22, the SLS Las Vegas hotel opened its doors — after a massive five-minute fireworks display, that is.

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  • pinitbutton Beyond Riesling: Travels in Southern Germanys Wine Country
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Rotenberg Village near Stuttgart


A Toast to Wine and Food in Southern Germany

by John and Sandra Nowlan


When people think German wine, they think Riesling. But the sun-soaked hillsides of central Germany produce an astonishing variety of grapes that are carefully turned into flavorful wines. And while German staples like Riesling (the easiest to find in American stores) are plentiful, we discovered several lesser-known, quality wines with a fresh, fruity acidity that could very well become hits on the other side of the Atlantic, too.

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One Travel Router to Rule Them All

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Nothing can put an early damper on a vacation quite like realizing your electronics just aren’t going to fit into international electrical outlets, no matter how hard you try to jam them in. (We advise against this method; fate has been cruel to you, yes, but spare your gadgets.) Instead, turn to Satechi, which has unveiled its new Smart Travel Router & Adapter just for situations like this. Continue reading “Satechi Smart Travel Router & Adapter – Review” »



  • pinitbutton La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico   Review
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The exterior of La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico


by Jill Becker

 

Much has changed at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since it debuted in 1922. Lucky for us, though, since its 2013 multi-million-dollar renovation, much has also stayed the same here on the Plaza.
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  • pinitbutton House of Dows 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend   Wine of the Week
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House of Dow’s 2011 Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Blend

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  • pinitbutton Sunday Brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

by Sophie Gayot

 

A decadent weekend brunch is never out of season. With newly appointed hotel executive chef Cyrille Pannier at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, the Sunday feast has become bigger and better, with some ten different stations to choose from. Pannier has also joined forces with Mette Williams, the chef de cuisine of the hotel’s on-site restaurant Culina Modern Italian, to add a few of Williams’ dishes to the already expansive brunch menu.
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  • pinitbutton Trefethen Family Vineyards 2013 Dry Riesling   Wine of the Week
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Trefethen Family Vineyards 2013 Dry Riesling

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  • pinitbutton The Woodstock of Europe: Isle of Wight Attracts Thousands of Sail Boats, Musicians & Garlic Lovers

 

How Garlic Flew on the Wings of War

 

local artist 500x344 The Woodstock of Europe: Isle of Wight Attracts Thousands of Sail Boats, Musicians & Garlic Lovers

Artist Liz Sydenham captures scenes of the life on the Isle. Here, a yacht in the harbor of Yarmouth.

 

 

by André Gayot

 

Garlic is not usually associated with England. However, the small Isle of Wight, a sentinel of Great Britain off its southeastern coast in the English Channel, produces a surprising amount of the fragrant bulbs. One would think the Romans introduced garlic to their former 1st century colony, but it was not them. In fact, it was much much later and due to an unbelievable combination of circumstances.

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