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Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

Banana Fritters Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These fritters are soft and fluffy and almost taste like a banana donut—if such a …

Recipes

The 10 Best Affordable Scotches of 2017

New whisky comes out every week, and sometimes even we can get a little overwhelmed by the selection out there.<p>Take Scotch, for instance: at a good …

10 Fantastic American Whiskies for Enthusiasts

The world of whiskey is vast and fun to explore. If you're looking to discover a new American whiskey, we have a few suggestions for you to try. Not …

Chemists confirm that whiskey really does taste better with a splash of water

The logic behind your bartender's advice.<p>Your bartender was right, according to a study released today in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. When it comes to whiskey, a touch of dilution improves the solution. Diluting your whiskey with water makes it more flavorful, especially if it’s Scotch.<p>The …

Why the Robot Takeover of the Economy Is Proceeding Slowly

Vik Singh’s company has powerful artificial intelligence software that helps firms hunt down the best sales leads. Getting somebody to use it -- …

Manufacturing

The Best Whiskeys in Every State Right Now

And the 10 best in the entire country.<p>A whole lot of people think bourbon can only <i>legally</i> be made in Kentucky. That's not true. But the oft-repeated myth shows how indelible the relationship between Kentucky and bourbon is, a relationship that dates back to Alexander Hamilton and a despised whiskey …

Whiskey

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

A Guide to Sonoma’s Best Winery Experiences, Part 1

Cool coastal views, fine dining and some of California's best under-the-radar wines make Sonoma a worldwide destination. Find out where you need to …

Wine & Spirits

The Return of the King of Wines, Vino Nobile

After years of challenges, Tuscany's esteemed Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has finally turned a corner and is living up to its lofty reputation.<p>Vino …

Wine & Spirits

Top 10 restaurants in Napa Valley

Known first and foremost for its incredible wines produced from award-winning family-run vineyards, Napa Valley is also an excellent place for …

Top 10 vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley

There’s a good reason almost everyone who’s had so much as a sip of wine knows about Napa Valley. Putting its breathtaking natural beauty, which is …

The 35 Best Living Room Ideas For Every Style

Luxe and layered, these living spaces are the unique design inspo you need.<p>These exceptional living spaces bring a bounty of personality and panache to the homes they occupy.

Interior Design

The ultimate chocolate mud cake - Recipes

1<p>Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a deep 23cm springform cake pan and line with baking paper.<p>2<p>Place the chocolate, butter, coffee and milk in a …

10 Brooklyn-based designers of unique home goods

Do something different with your home while supporting Kings County companies<p>In a world where it seems like big-box companies control all aspects of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are plenty of alternatives. The push to buy local—not just in New York City, but across the nation—is proof …

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150,000 a Month by Helping You Sell Online

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

The Top 100 Wines of 2016

<i></i>What a time to be a wine critic. I can’t think of many years more exciting to be one than 2016. We rated no less than 20 perfect wines after tasting …

Wine & Spirits

The Best Scotch Under $250

This guide is a part of a series. View our more affordable single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “10 Best Affordable Single …

Scotch Whisky

Best of Hawaii: 40 Favorite Sights and Activities

<b>By Jeanette Foster</b><p>There really is just one cardinal rule to enjoying a Hawaiian vacation: relax -- you are in Hawaii. Don't focus on seeing …

5 Wineries With Intoxicating Patio Tastings in Napa and Sonoma

Wine may be the way of life in Napa and Sonoma counties, but on gorgeous country days, an indoor cellar or tasting room doesn't always feel like the …

Wine

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

North Dakota

31 things everyone should do in Napa Valley, according to a local

Whether you're all about the wine or looking to kill time between tastings, Napa has a ton to offer — and, having grown up in the area, I know the secret spots and must-do activities in the area.<p>Here are the 31 things you absolutely must do in and around Napa.

Beverly Hills

The Napa Valley Guide | Goop

As total winos, we’re constantly taking notes on the best spots in Napa (cue Escapes for Foodies and Winos). The classics, like The French Laundry, …

Napa Valley

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Woodworking

10 top Napa Valley wineries to visit

Planning a Sideways-style wine road trip? Local resident William Kelley offers up 10 Napa Valley wineries to visit and some great restaurant …

Breakfast

The Home of Powerful Reds from Napa Valley

Bennett Lane is one of several small, homey wineries that lie just outside the funky spa town of Calistoga, California. It is the last winery in Napa …

Napa Valley