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'The Alice Network' Is A Crackling Tale Of Spies And Suspense

"Solve for X." That's the phrase invoked repeatedly by Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair, the brainy college student at the center of Kate Quinn's exciting new novel, <i>The Alice Network</i>. In the aftermath of World War II, Charlie is thrown together with a veteran female spy from the previous war in a …

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The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

Thanks to a new wave of offbeat, downright chuggable bottles from upstart winemakers and importers, there's never been a better time for the average food lover to buy, drink, and even collect wine—no occasion needed.<p>The first rule? There are no rules. No vintage charts, no snooty swirling, no …

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The 8 Most Common Gin Styles and the Best Bottles to Buy

Somnolent British grannies, pine tree aromas, "Mother's Ruin"—gin brings to mind many incongruous images. Given the diverse range of styles in which the spirit is produced, it's no surprise that gin is the most commonly used liquor in cocktails, by far. And that's partly thanks to gin's …

Top best value Proseccos

With fears of a Prosecco shortage and bottles of the Italian fizz flying off the shelves, we round up the best-value bottles, as judged in <i>the drinks</i> …

Salon’s What to Read Awards: Top critics choose the best books of 2014

To help sort through the year-end flood, we reached out to critics and tallied the totals for this definitive list<p>We know you’re inundated with year-end best books of the year lists--hence our annual tradition in which we reach out to top critics to try to come to some kind of consensus on the best …

Our favourite authors choose their favourite books of the year

<b>Last month we unveiled the Globe 100 – our annual list of the best books of the year. We asked some of the authors on that list to share their favourite reads of 2014 – the books that surprised them and thrilled them, excited them and inspired them. There’s no better way to spend the holidays than</b> …

Top 10 Novels to Read This Winter

<b>1. US by David Nicholls</b><p>"Funny, sad, tender...I loved this book." Jojo Moyes<p>Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family's unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his …

3 Proseccos Worthy of New Year's Eve

There's nothing wrong with a $12 Prosecco. Most are sturdy, a little sweet and offer refreshment and pairing possibilities throughout the year. But …

A Beginner's Guide to Spanish Wine

When I asked my mother recently what kind of Spanish wine she enjoyed, she enthusiastically exclaimed, "sangria!" Of course, Spain has much more to offer in wine than just that tasty pitcher drink. You can find so many great values in Spanish wine—delicious (and cheap!) bottles for any night of the …

The Best Argentine Wines of 2013

Argovino may be only eight months old, but those eight months were enough to taste some truly fabulous wines. In the past we've shared some of our greatest value selections, but this week we want to highlight pure quality. For us, these wines reached the pinnacle of drinking satisfaction on several …

Perfecting My Bloody Mary Recipe

Ingredients<p>1 quart of tomato juice<br>• 2 1/2 cups vodka<br>• 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon horseradish<br>• 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons salt<br>• 1 …

Sriracha Bloody Mary

Are you a fan of spicy? My husband and I both enjoy spicy foods but our standard for what we consider "spicy" is, um, VERY different. He likes his …

8 Great Sparkling Wines for Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Wine Picks<p><i>Awesome Red Wines »<br>Delicious White Wines »<br>Sparkling Wines »<br>Essential Thanksgiving Wine Tips »</i><p>The dishes we eat at Thanksgiving are delicious with white wine—the silky richness of Chenin Blanc, the mineral glint of Riesling—and they latch right in to the flavors of juicy …

The 20 Best Wines Under $20

While it's easy to just follow the crowd and go for the $16,000 bottle of Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru with your grilled cheese, sometimes your budget may call for something a little more on the affordable side. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality.<p>That's why we brought on our …

Make the Best Gin & Tonic of Your Life: Advice from a Bartender in Oporto

The deep love of a G&T continually proves strong, not just in the summer and most definitely not just stateside — the New York Times called 2013 the …

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