Farm to Table: Taking Local to a Whole New Level in California Wine Country

Farm-fresh ingredients at the Applewood Inn vegetable garden and chicken coop (Photo credit: Applewood Inn)
Farm-fresh ingredients at the Applewood Inn vegetable garden and chicken coop (Photo credit: Applewood Inn)


by Karla Erovick


California Wine Country restaurants are passionate about their food. It’s not surprising, given their access to some of the most sought-after agriculture in the country. Continue reading “Farm to Table: Taking Local to a Whole New Level in California Wine Country” »

NYC’s 10 Annual Vendy Awards Draws Crowds to Governors Island

The hungry crowd at the 10th Annual NYC Vendy Awards
The hungry crowd at the 10th Annual NYC Vendy Awards


by David Farley


The tenth-annual Vendy Awards took place on Governors Island in New York City on Saturday, September 13, 2014. With a pregnant sky looming above, the festivities hit full stride as soon as the grills were fired up and burners switched on, with vendor contestants ringing a football field-sized space. Continue reading “NYC’s 10 Annual Vendy Awards Draws Crowds to Governors Island” »

Fichimori: A Red Wine for Summer

The bar at L'Apicio restaurant in New York City
The bar at L’Apicio restaurant in New York City


Chill Out with a Refreshing Italian Red


by Michelle Kwan


Move over rosé: there’s a new chilled summer wine on the market. Fichimori is a stunning new red, predominantly comprised of Negroamaro grapes, which are native to certain parts of Italy but rarely used in international winemaking. Finished off with just a splash of Syrah, this chilled red blend from the Puglia region could prove to be a sweet Southern Italian alternative to bottles of the pink stuff.

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Maharishi Ayurveda Deep Rest Herbal Supplement – Review

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Maharishi Ayurveda Deep Rest Herbal Supplement


by Sylvie Greil


Sleep can be an elusive friend. We know certain people, and for them it’s “lights out” as soon as their head hits the pillow. We envy them. Continue reading “Maharishi Ayurveda Deep Rest Herbal Supplement – Review” »

La Nuit en Rosé

Guests sampling wines at La Nuit en Rosé in New York City
Guests sampling wines at La Nuit en Rosé in New York City


An Emerging New York City Summer Tradition


by Michelle Kwan


While heavy rainclouds threatened to dampen the debut of La Nuit en Rosé onboard the Hornblower Hybrid Yacht, calmer winds eventually prevailed. Continue reading “La Nuit en Rosé” »