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SPACED | Minimalist Retreat On The Finnish Archipeligo Would Suit A West Vancouver Cliff

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a …

Architecture

Tour Martin Scorsese's 1860s Townhouse in New York

Raised in Little Italy, The Age of Innocence director now lives in a 19th century townhouse on the Upper East Side<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 1994 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Edith Wharton invented the semi­otics of real estate. She could parse a block of New York like a …

Living Rooms

Duckhorn Sold to Private Equity Group

The well-known Napa producer has probably achieved the highest price in 12 years.

7 excellent ideas you can copy from this great house

Something interesting is happening across Poland: modern and minimalist design aesthetics are fast gaining popularity and are being installed in …

10 Wineries You Can Visit During a Long Layover

The eternal question of what to do during a long layover — or when you’re suddenly faced with a cancellation or unanticipated free time before a …

Foster + Partners, Nigel Young · Spaceport America

The Foster + Partners and URS team has won an international competition to build the first private spaceport in the world - The New Mexico Spaceport …

Architecture

French wine production to fall 10% this year after fierce spring weather

Fierce storms that hit France in April will help to push wine production down by more than 10% this year, the ministry of agriculture has said.<p>Unseasonably cool weather through the spring and into the summer will drag overall production down to 42.9m hectolitres (940m gallons) from 47.8m a year …

French Wine

Italy's Next Wine Frontier

Friuli, on the border of Austria and Slovenia, has become one of Italy's most exciting wine regions thanks to its complex, aromatic whites. Producer …

The curious case of sports writers who switch to wine

<b>The San Diego Union of the 1980s</b> dispatched a team of journalists including Dan Berger, Robert Whitley, Bruce Schoenfeld, and Linda Murphy to bring …

The basic rule for pairing wine with tomatoes

Tomatoes — or more accurately, their acidity — might seem like a problem when you’re choosing a wine to pair with them. But as with most other foods, my advice is: Don’t be scared. Remember to match acid with acid. Acidic foods make wines taste less acidic. So tart wines will taste fruitier when …

Can a Once-Hip Wine Region Be Cool Again?

California’s Carneros region may have been overshadowed by other appellations, but a small group of vineyard owners and vintners are looking to restore youth and excitement<p>One time, not so long ago, the most famous and sought-after place to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California was Carneros. …

Mendocino County

A South African Vineyard's Brilliant Pest-Control Method: Ducks

Unlike many farms, Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa doesn’t use pesticides to safeguard its vineyards from pests. Instead, …

There’s really no reason not to be drinking organic wine

People are often willing to pay more for organic meat and produce, expecting higher quality products and a smaller impact on the environment. Wine is a different story. Wine lovers tend to be suspicious of organic offerings, but a new study shows they might be missing out on some high quality …

See the Futuristic Architecture of Brazil's Past

Cathedral of Brasília (framework) designed by Oscar Niemeyer.<br>Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 14<p>As all eyes turn to Rio de …

Self-pouring wine machine for sale (just £25,000)

If you had ever wondered what to buy the friend who had everything, look no further.<p>An enormous mechanical corkscrew and self-pouring wine machine is to be auctioned at Christie's, for up to £25,000.<p>The contraption, built from around 300 pieces of scrap iron, could suit a dedicated drinker who …

A Study in Architectural Contrasts: 12 Modern-Meets-Historic Additions

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]At what point do modern extensions to historic structures surpass and overwhelm the original …

J House by Pitsou Kedem features a raised roof, latticed walls and a bridge entrance

A bridge forms the entrance of this house near Tel Aviv by architect Pitsou Kedem, which also features a perforated facade referencing the …

A Primer to Bordeaux Wine

What is Bordeaux wine?Bordeaux (“Bore-doe”) refers to a wine from Bordeaux, France. Over 90% of Bordeaux wines are <b>red wines made with Merlot and</b> …

Asda left me high and dry over failed wine delivery

I ordered 12 bottles of my favourite wine for home delivery from Asda – on offer at a good price, which worked out at £62 (12 bottles at £5 and £2 delivery charge). It was scheduled to be delivered on a Saturday between 7pm and 9pm and I received an email reminder.<p>By 10pm there had been no …

A Carmel Valley vineyard manager defends his grapes against the Big Sur fire

Smoke is rolling down over the coastal hills. Orange helicopters with long, water-sucking stingers are thwacking around in the sky, and a fixed-wing DC-10 rumbles overhead, ready to drop its load of fire retardant.<p>No flames are visible, as Matt Shea and I sit in the middle of the estate vineyard he …

Dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley

You love your dog. You love wine. But sometimes it feels like your pooch just doesn't fit in to wine culture.<p>Lucky for you and Fido there are actually a number of Napa Valley wineries where you don't have to choose between the two.<p><b>Click through the slideshow above for a sampling of wineries that</b> …

Jane Anson: Alsace is finally getting its act together

Alsace should be a French heartland for terroir-driven white wines, and no other part of France can make Riesling as good. Thankfully, more producers …

Comely Chardonnays from cool climates

The original cool-climate region for these wines is Chablis in France.

Is Napa Regulating Out Small, "Startup" Wineries?

Related Articles<p>Regulation is helping make the Napa Valley “a weird museum for rich people” …<p>Naturally, I was intrigued.<p>He linked to an article on …

Huge Fire Threatens Monterey Vineyards

Vintage in danger as massive blaze continues to frustrate firefighters.

Casa Uco Winery / Alberto Tonconogy y asociados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building is a very simple structure. The aesthetic resources used to create this "telescopic barn" …

How to Sell Riesling

Each Costco store carries about 150 different wines, just three to five of which are Rieslings. Annette Alvarez-Peters, head wine buyer for the …

Hugh Newell Jacobsen Dream House 2.0

Originally designed for <i>LIFE Magazine</i> in 1998, the Hugh Newell Jacobsen Dream House 2.0 is an updated take on this extremely popular plan design. The …