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July 2003

Find out why people like it raw in Los Angeles and where to relish velvety mole in San Francisco via our new features New & Notable in Los Angeles and New & Notable in San Francisco. Also, get the scoop on where to dine outdoors across the U.S. and Paris.

Michel Roux: New Creative Techniques from a French Master Chef

Monsieur Roux has cooked for Greta Garbo, Cécile de Rothschild and the late Queen Mum...
Here he spills the haricots.

The Rihga Royal Hotel is a stylish Art Deco secret in the heart of Manhattan, just a dash from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Broadway Theatres. Now the secret's out.

Near London, on 300 acres of Hertfordshire parkland and open countryside, a luxurious lap of luxury is about to unveil: The Grove.

We have expanded our hotel coverage! You can now search for properties in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Francisco. Look for rooms and suites by hotel name, area, rating, category (e.g. B&B or Luxury) and features such as Golf, Spa, Business Center etc. and read thousands of hotel reviews.

Also, check out our Travel Specials on great deals like the Winter Getaway in South Africa's Winelands.

We posed the annoying question to a handful of sommeliers as to what their personal favorite summer wine might be. Here are the choices from these experts and experienced wine professionals.

This amplifier Cabernet glass is so light that it feels virtual, leaving only the wine to express itself. Moreover, if you were to taste a wine blind-folded, your experience with this glass would lead you to believe it's a completely different wine!

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This month's events are highlighted by L'Eté du Vin 2003, the largest non-industry, for-charity wine auction in the nation. Among the honored guests this year are Dennis Cakebread and Tom Shelton of Joseph Phelps Vin. Check out all July Events.

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