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Your 24 Hour Guide To Paris’ Hidden Gem: Belleville

Your 24 Hour Guide To Paris’ Hidden Gem: Belleville

There’s a vision of Paris we all have in our heads; one of manicured tree-lined streets, Haussmannian-style architecture, and that beautiful little tower glimmering in the distance. But what if we told you there was a tucked-away neighborhood in the City of Light where rainbow walls of graffiti paint the backdrop, Algerian-style pastries take precedence over […]

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What Is Pét-Nat Wine?

What Is Pét-Nat Wine?

What’s light, natural, and fizzy all over? That’s right, we’re talking Pétillant Naturel, or Pét-Nat, for short. Despite its recent surge in popularity, Pét-Nat is actually far from being the new kid on the block. In fact, this spritzy sparkler dates back pre-Champagne, making it the OG way to produce sparkling wine. So how exactly […]

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Is Dosage A Dirty Word?

Is Dosage A Dirty Word?

At a recent tasting with the winemaker from a prominent Champagne house, the inevitable subject of dosage – the sugar solution added after the secondary fermentation and disgorgement and before final corking and shipping – came up early in our discussion of the wines. Dosage determines the category, the most common being Brut, which allows […]

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The 9 Best Absinthes Available In The U.S.

The 9 Best Absinthes Available In The U.S.

Relatively few people in the United States truly understand absinthe. A ban on the spirit (well, a misunderstood ban) from 1912 to 2007 is largely to blame, yet stories about green fairies and wild hallucinogenic properties persist nearly 10 years after the ban was lifted. But there’s good news: Absinthe is very much alive and […]

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