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Expedition Brazil

Win a trip to Brazil courtesy of Expedition Brazil.
Or you could win Dinner for Two in the de Chão Giveaway.

Adventure Brazil

Dreaming of a vacation on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro or exploring the bustling nightlife and world-class shopping of São Paulo? How about a cultural tour through the capital city of Brasília and outdoor adventures or a food and wine focused traditional gaucho experience through Southern Brazil?


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Kohler chocolates

Kohler chocolates at the Fancy Food Show (Credit: Kristan Lawson)


Batali, Fieri and Delmonico’s Exhibit Gourmet Foods

The Winter Fancy Food Show, which was recently held in San Francisco, featured thousands of booths representing food and drink companies. It was a great place to check out the next big culinary trends: Put your money on coconut, chia and gluten-free.

One interesting trend, visible in full-force at the Fancy Food Show, finds famous chefs branching out into retail and otherwise expanding their public platforms. Living in the era of the celebrity chef gives us easy access to their genius, even right at home.

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The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

Famed sports car maker Maserati and high-end fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna have signed a three-year agreement, bringing together two of Italy’s most iconic manufacturers of luxury goods. Applying Zegna’s experience in custom-made clothing and premium fabrics, Maserati plans to enhance its already-opulent interiors with a new, exclusive collection of colors, trims and materials. To kick off the partnership, Maserati is celebrating its centennial in 2014 with the release of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna. This stylish take on Maserati’s flagship model, limited to 100 cars, will boast Zegna’s distinctive design touch and feature fabrics produced by the historic woolmill Lanificio Zegna in Trivero, Italy. Beginning in 2015, an entire line of optional Zegna trims will be available on all vehicles. Look out for the unveiling of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna at a major international auto show in the near future. Zegna and Maserati will also be collaborating on the Owner’s Collection, a line of leather goods, outerwear and lifestyle accessories.

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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Price: $60

Rating: 15.5/20

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: 100 percent Sangiovese

Production: 666 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent

Tasting Notes: Originally founded as a monastery in 1051, Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) has been owned and managed by the Stucchi-Prinetti family since 1846. The historic property includes a hotel, restaurant, cooking school and more than 170 acres of organically farmed estate vineyards. Produced since 1980 only during the best vintage years, the Sangioveto di Toscana is made from organic grapes grown in the Monti in Chianti appellation. An elegant red wine, it exhibits fragrant aromas of red fruits, violet, vanilla and clove. Medium- to full-bodied in the Continue reading “Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana – Wine of the Week Review” »

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