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Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

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World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world. Depending on how the citizens of the country drink it, we chose either a particular type of booze or a …

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Germany and eastern Europe sweep the board at European Festival Awards

Five German festivals, including Metal Hammer Paradise, Berlin Festival and Melt!, won awards at the ceremony, which took place in the Netherlands on Wednesday night<p>Which European festival would you nominate and why? Let us know in the comments below<p>Germany and eastern Europe have proved themselves …

5 essential tips for budget travel in Germany

Welcome to Germany! Once you’ve gotten all of the inappropriate questions about World War II, David Hasselhoff, and Rammstein out of your system, …

Chromecast release in U.K., Germany and France imminent

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Looks like Google(S GOOG) is launching its Chromecast internationally next week: Various leaks are pointing to a launch in the …

Red wine goes with roast chicken: Here are 9 great bottles from $10-$39

Here's a scenario: You've got a hankering for roast chicken, either from your favorite takeout, a restaurant, or from your own oven.<p>Mine would be Judy Rodger's justly famous bird with bread and arugula salad from her masterful "The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons …

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What 3,700-Year-Old Wine Tasted Like

Archaeologists reveal the "sweet, strong" flavor of ancient booze, and wonder whether they might be able to recreate it.<p>Excavating a ruined palace in Tel Kabri, Israel, this summer, a group of archaeologists made a discovery: an old wine cellar. A <i>very</i> old wine cellar. A cellar they …

3 Simple Steps to Boost Your Wine Pleasure

There are numerous levels on which we "enjoy" a glass of wine. It may be simply a drink: an aperitif at the cocktail reception preceding a business dinner is perfectly served by a glass of vino merely decent; a quaffable red or white that gives us something to hang on to, and that doesn't overwhelm …

Dry wine: How does the California drought affect the wine industry?

The rain in California falls mostly in the winter. I think that’s how it went in Pygmalion. At any rate, the rain has decidedly NOT been falling this …

Vatican City Tops Wine Consumption Per Capita Statistics For The Entire World

ROME (RNS) Tiny Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, according to information from the California-based Wine Institute.<p>According to the Wine Institute’s latest statistics, the Vatican consumed 74 liters of wine per person, around double the per-capita …

Wine Tips For Beginners

There was a time when I had an interest in wine . . . and an absolute fear of it as well. Wine seemed fun, delicious, social and a great complement …