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Wine Lover's Guide To The Milan Expo 2015

The Universal Exposition opened last week in Milan, and it features a series of for-the-first-times.<p>For the first time since the Exposition was established in London in 1851, food is the central theme. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is this year’s tagline.<p>For the first time, 144 countries …

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Discover the collection of small appliances, now available on Smeg’s dedicated online store: Sicily is my Love.<p>Welcome to Beijing, the city that …

5 Springtime Activities for Wine Lovers in Piemonte

<b>Wines to try:</b><p><b>Langhe Nebbiolo DOCG:</b> Recently enjoying an increase in abroad purchases, this wine is made of 100% Nebbiolo and is produced in the same …

What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works. Lettie Teague investigates<p>ASK SOMEONE THE KIND of wine he prefers and he may or may not be able to describe it; ask …

Alcohol

Your Summer Of Wine Starts Now: 4 Tips To Make The Most Of It

“Let’s play word association,” I said to some friends earlier this week as we sat down for dinner and a few glasses of wine.<p>“Great!” they said.<p>“Summer,” I said, starting with the friend on my left. “What’s the first thing that comes to mind?”<p>“Hot weather and less work,” she said.<p>“Cool drinks,” I …

Tuscan Vines

Champagne - the whole story, please

<i>This is a longer version of an article published by the</i> Financial Times. <i>See Current champagne vintages for my detailed tasting notes.</i><p>It has long …

A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement

Compared to normal still wine production, Champagne winemaking gets pretty complicated. Once you've made a still wine, you put it into a bottle with …

Wineries

Sustainable Growing in Champagne: Finally More than Lip Service?

Until recently national initiatives for sustainable agriculture in France have had little following. So why did the people of Champagne invest so …

Madame Pommery changed how we drink Champagne today

Raise a toast to Madame Pommery next time you have something sparkling in the glass. For it was she, one of the great Champagne widows of the 19th …

Tasting One Man's Experience: The Champagnes of Agrapart et Fil

"Lots of winemakers want to have an easy life," says a grizzled and clearly muscular Pascal Agrapart. "Not me. I want to go work in the vineyard and …

The Tragic Flute: Why You're Drinking Champagne All Wrong - Bloomberg

Let’s get something out of the way: Marie Antoinette’s left breast was not the inspiration for the Champagne coupe, which is enjoying a minor …

Champagne Hasn’t Always Been Bubbly

<i>“I only drink champagne when I’m happy, or when I’m sad. I sometimes drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty.”</i><p>—Elizabeth (Lily) Bollinger<p><b>Champagne—the frothy,</b> …

Champagne wine route: top 10 guide

In the first of a new series on wine routes in Europe, we explore the Champagne region, skipping the famous vineyards in favour of small cellars, staying at winemakers' B&Bs and dining at rural bistrots, tasting excellent champagnes at every stop<p>Champagne is like no other wine region in France. …

The Zen of Waking Up Early: 8 Tips for Waking Up Early and Living Your Purpose

Buddhaimonia.It took me a while to notice the connection, despite the fact that it was in front of me all along. I didn’t start waking up early until …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

Ask a Somm: What's the Best Wine for Cooking?

<b>Matt Glassman</b> is one third the team behind <b>The Greyhound Bar & Grill</b>, a neighborhood joint proffering thoughtful American food and drink in Los Angeles' Highland Park neighborhood. Despite its unfussy pub aesthetic and straightforward-sounding menu, recipes are deceptively sophisticated. There's …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Wine Headache? Chances Are It’s Not the Sulfites

Since the government insisted that wine labels include a “Contains Sulfites” warning, folks have been blaming the compound for their wine headaches. Very likely, finds Lettie Teague, the cause is something else<p>THE LATE SENATOR Strom Thurmond was famous—some might say infamous—for a good many …

Civil Rights

I migliori d’Italia, le 20 nuove cantine di Wine Spectator

La lista di Wine Spectator per OperaWine<p>Venti nuove cantine italiane sul podio di Wine Spectator. L’elenco è stilato dalla più influente rivista …

Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life

Almost exactly 8 years ago today, I ran my first marathon and soon after I started Zen Habits. I’d changed a dozen or so habits, lost weight, was …

Things Successful People Do in Relationships

The single pattern that emerged among successful people is …<p>How much do relationships matter to you? We are talking all types of relationships, …

Self-improvement

What Your Wine Choice Says About You, Whether You Prefer a Bottle of Red Or a Glass of White

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Marion Bernstein</i><p>As a modern, liberal city-dwelling woman, I really don't care to judge who you are or what you do, but please know that I will judge the shit out of your wine choice. Your choice of wine speaks volumes about who you are as a person -- your …

Sublime Wine Storage Unit Lights up the Night with Low Energy LEDs in France

France is well-known for their Bordeaux, but have you ever seen wine stored in a facility like this? All lit up and shrouded in fog, …

Wine merchants might just be the happiest people in the world

For each of those I know, their career is a vocation<p>A delightful girl came to see me this morning. She is helping with the research for a biography of David Cameron. Someone had told her that he was not comfortable in his own skin. There was only one reply to that: balls. I have never known anyone …

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