Belonging to the Dorchester Collection, with the two-star restaurant of Alain Ducasse, it is one of the most exclusive hotels in the French capital. There is much to tell (and to see) about this iconic Parisian hotel. In fact, over two hundred years of history are the basis of the legendary aura that surrounds it.
White, Rosé and Sparkling Wines of Lazio. During this hot summer, food and wine events are multiplying. In all of Italy there is no day (or rather evening) that cannot be found in one’s own city, or in vacation places an event that has food and good drinking as its theme. Opportunities to spend some time during the holidays, to go out at night when it is cooler, but also opportunities to always learn about new production realities, find those already known and deepen their knowledge.
Among the best hotels in Shanghai, the Intercontinental Wonderland is also the only one buit in an abandoned quarry. Built certainly as one of the most spectacular and futuristic, with a remarkable architectural and engineering expertise, this hotel is located in the Songjiang District, near the Tianma Mountain, about thirty kilometers from the Hongquiao airport/hub. A location that allows easy access to the city, some remarkable natural attractions such as the Sheshan National Forest Park, or the Chenshan Botanical Garden, and attraction areas such as Shanghai Happy Valley, Yuehu Sculpture Park and Guangfulin Park.
Great Muscat wines on the rooftop at Savoy Hotel. In its many varieties, one of the most widespread and appreciated vines in Italy. The Moscato is in fact cultivated from the Valle d’Aosta to Sicily and offers countless wines with a great smell and sweet taste (although there are numerous varieties of dry muscat) excellent with desserts and some cheeses, or even as pleasant meditation wines.
Wine and food tour in Tuscany. Pecorino cheese, Cinta Senese cured meats, Chianina, organic and biodynamic wines, hospitality. This time, we wanted to make our “browsable special” even more “special” and so, we organized a Tour in Tuscany, in search of … Treasures. (From the Editorial) Treasures of Tuscany is a travel suggestion, an arbitrary itinerary, with no apparent logical connection. At least this is what it may seem, because we have achieved it not so much for specific places or areas, nor even by following history and/or art, which have so much to do when it […]
Eight cool recipes for this hot 2019, proposed by the best mixologists. Summer, we all know, is the time of year when we spend more time outside the home: we travel, we take part in parties, we meet friends, we relax on sunny beaches and above all, we drink a lot of more. Both to quench their thirst, but also, dragged by the atmosphere and the events of the season.
The best Italian Rosè wines in the event organized by Cucina & Vini. In the splendid setting of Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, the eighth edition of BereRosa was staged: an event organized by the magazine Cucina & Vini to disseminate and enhance the production of Italian rosè wines.
A surprising hotel in the heart of Upper Midtown – Manhattan. Just two blocks from Central Park, a very exclusive stay in a place where Kit Kemp’s (owner together with her husband Tim of the Firmdale group who built this hotel) visionary imagination was able to unfold freely, giving life to something truly amazing.
An evening at Savoy Hotel, dedicated to the king of Piedmontese vines, in its various forms: Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Also in 2019, last May 21th, in Rome, Go Wine offered us the opportunity to taste the products of numerous – about 30 – Nebbiolo based wine cellars. An opportunity particularly appreciated by those who, like us, love this type of wines. It’s, of course, just a “cross-section” of the immense and variegated Piedmontese production, which counts hundreds and hundreds of companies devoted to the cultivation and preservation of these grapes which, luckily for us, give such extraordinary results.
Great wines from Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. Organized by Carlo Zucchetti – Il Giornale Enogastronomico con il Cappello, an interesting event dedicated to the production of wine (and olive oil) in a very specific area – the Tuscia – located between the northern Lazio, the Umbria and Tuscany, was held on May 5th in Rome.
Exclusive luxury just steps from the Charles Bridge, in the Malá Strana district, in a complex dating back to the 14th century. The Czech Republic, and in particular Prague, are increasingly receiving support among European tourist destinations. History, culture, art and landscape in fact, together with a care for them not always found in equally popular and requested places, attract an increasing number of visitors from all over the world.
For over a century, four generations at the service of Elegance and Style Made in Naples. Since 1914, a small shop on the Chiaia Riviera in Naples contains the secrets of male elegance. It all started with the will of Don Eugenio Marinella who wanted to create in the Neapolitan city a place of reference for the creation of ties and shirts in English style, rigorously and carefully handmade.
Taste a History: an event dedicated to Lazio winemakers belonging to the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers at the WeGil in Rome. The institutional purpose of the F.I.V.I. is to bring together the producers to represent them and promote the quality and authenticity of Italian wines, both in relations with institutions and the general public. The association also fulfills its tasks with events such as the one held in Rome on March 31 last: “Taste a History”, at the WeGil exhibition space, this time mainly dedicated to the promotion of Lazio wines. Some “guests” from other regions were […]
Get lost in Paradise, is written on the map of an exclusive resort, rated in the Top 50 of the world, an hour’s flight from Bali. Take a secluded island in Indonesia, covered with lush vegetation, choose there a remote corner with a long white beach washed by a sea of pure colors, add a group of splendid villas equipped with all the comforts and perfectly inserted in the surrounding natural environment, add first-rate service, great food, excursions at will and the daily spectacle of the colors of the sky and the sea … and here is the […]
Natural, Biological and Biodynamic Wines on show in Rome, at the City of the Other Economy. Another event dedicated to Natural, Organic and Biodynamic wines. The V.A.N fair (Vignaioli Artigiani Naturali) was held in Rome last March 9/10th at the Città dell’Altra Economia. Over forty producers that adhere to the “Chart of Intents” established by the Association, presented the product of their daily efforts in this two days, rewarded by a remarkable public success.
Interview with Piero Armenti, tour operator in Manhattan and star of social media: the American dream, the secrets and curiosities of the Big Apple. He was born in Sorrento (Italy), but ten years ago he moved to New York, favoring his innate desire to travel and learn about the world, and there he opened a tourist agency near Times Square.
An evening at the Hotel Savoy – Rome, dedicated to the presentation and promotion of selected wines from the Guide published by the Association. Another interesting initiative, the one promoted by Go Wine (we already talked about it HERE) at the Savoy Hotel on March 5th, where some of the wineries included in their Guide “Cantine d’Italia” (Italian Wineries) were presented. A particularly welcome opportunity to always taste new wines that we did not miss.
Facing the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz and Unter den Linden, iconic places of the German capital, stands a luxurious and exclusive hotel. When Lorenz Adlon, at the beginning of the 20th century, decided to build the Hotel that took his name, he had very clear ideas: it should have been the best hotel in the world! He invested the huge sum of 20 million gold marks and in 1907 the Adlon was inaugurated. Built not only in the name of luxury, but also equipped with all the possible technological “wonders” of the era: electric light (supplied by a […]
A Successful Event dedicated to all the Whiskey of the world. Over two thousand labels, dozens of master classes and seminars, different thematic areas and of course, thousands of visitors. All this was the Rome Whisky (or Whiskey) Festival – VIII Edition, which took place on March 2/3rd in Rome, as usual at the Salone delle Fontane – EUR.
Our selection among the companies that produce the best Italian rice, in an online browsable publication. A new, important initiative of our Magazine. This time we wanted to dedicate it to Italian Rice and to a small selection of some of the most prestigious producers that perpetuate a long and valiant tradition, but also give life to new varieties: the fruit of long years of study, experimentation and selection. Classic varieties and new discoveries, combined in providing us with ever greater culinary possibilities. Not for nothing, these are the rices preferred by great national and international Chefs for their […]
An Extensive Choice of Natural Wines in Tasting at Officine Farneto. A winemaking that respects the environment and health, but always of high quality, can only be welcomed. The wines produced by the winemakers belonging to the Vinnatur association are a clear example of this. And we have had proof during the event held in Rome last Feb. 23/24th , which proposed more than 90 wineyards to the attention of fans of good drinking.
A wide selection of Italian companies proposed the best cheeses of their own production at WE GIL in Rome. We think there is no need to stress that the cheese production, with its infinite variety of products, its widespread diffusion in every region, its traditions and its high quality level, is one of the spearheads of Italian excellence. That said both with regards to the agri-food sector and in general, given the importance and the size of this sector that represents with honor our country in the world.
In Rome, the annual event that presented the 2019 production of the most important Italian wineries. Also this year Luca Maroni has realized his event dedicated to Italian wines in the fascinating location of the Hall of Fountains in the EUR. Four evenings (Feb 14th – 17th) dedicated mainly to the tasting of over 700 labels proposed by 140 manufacturers.
Where the Ipanema Girl walked. In this exclusive hotel in Rio, overlooking the beach, we find the hand of Philippe Starck, already known to our readers for a recently published hotel in Venice. The Fasano, in fact, is a happy marriage between the style of the famous French designer and the Italian taste of the family that gives its name to one of the most important hotel chains in Brazil, as well as being well known in the restaurant industry.
A journey to the UNESCO World Heritage city, in the Czech Republic. A place not to be missed, located in southern Bohemia, with a fairy tales castle, is Český Krumlov, which literally means the Krumlov of the Czech Republic (or Bohemian) to distinguish it from the homonymous Krumlov which is located in Moravia.
The forgotten pleasures of elegance and the art of living – Interview with Douglas Mortimer. In a fast-paced world, which is constantly changing before our eyes and where the reference values are often ephemeral and superficial, there are still to our good fortune, characters like Douglas Mortimer who, with happy intuition, sympathy and communication skills, endeavor to keep alive the values of beauty, elegance, kindness and art of living. “Classic” values that are always valid and fundamental in human relationships.
The Sound of Silence. Amangiri (The Mountain of Peace), is one of the best hotels in USA, in the region of the Grand Circle of the United States, overlooking beautiful and rugged desert landscapes and the iconic rock formations called “Mesa”, is an exclusive luxury resort that offers its guests the possibility of an extraordinary contemplative experience.
The “Alba” of an excellent extra virgin olive oil. Italy, it’s well known as the country of hidden treasures, secret places, small businesses that produce and create unexpected excellences. Behind all this there are the stories of passion, dreams, hopes, will, inventiveness and sacrifice of the people who give life to these excellences. And it is one of these stories that we want to tell you today.
The Pleasure of the Beard told by the Experts. The beard: well grown, in its many variations, or well-shaved, it has always defined the appearance of the male face. The different shapes emphasize those of the face, enhancing or attenuating some characteristics, and this often reflect the personality of those who wear them.
Where Beauty reigns supreme. One of the brightest gems, set in the dazzling diadem of the Amalfi Coast. It is here, in what the Romans called Campania Felix, which arises from XI century an ancient palace founded by a noble Roman family: palazzo d’Afflitto. A medieval building that, through the centuries, lived moments of splendor alternated with others of abandonment, until in 1893 it was transformed into a pension (and in a hotel later) by the Caruso family and has gradually become an irresistible attraction for travelers from every country, including internationally renowned names: from Virginia Wolf […]