Wine School: A French Bistro Favorite to Drink This Month

Not that long ago, Saumur Champigny was a wine most familiar to Americans as a staple red of Paris bistros, light, fruity and easy to gulp. That changed over the last 25 years primarily because of the brilliance of one estate, Clos Rougeard, which demonstrated that these wines, made of cabernet franc, could be as…

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Wine School: Morgon, in All Its Gorgeous Complexity

The Foillard is fuller-bodied than the others, a mixture of power and finesse, with a pronounced licorice flavor among the red fruits, spices, flowers and minerals. It has more bottom to it, as if it has been amped up by a few electric bass notes. Despite their variations, the bottles are insanely easy to drink…

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Hungry City: At Fan Fried Rice Bar, No Soy Sauce, Just Sublime Fried Rice

There is not a trace of soy sauce in the fried rice at Fan Fried Rice Bar. “That would be cheating,” said Paul Chen, the owner and chef of this tiny counter-service-only spot in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Mr. Chen, who grew up in Taiwan, is no traditionalist. His compact menu includes a version of fried rice…

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Medical News Today: We may not need to rely on antibiotics to treat UTIs

Doctors tend to prescribe antibiotics to treat common bacterial infections, such as those of the urinary tract. However, a new study shows that there may be a new strategy to reduce or potentially even eliminate the need for using antibiotics. Could it soon be possible to treat UTIs without using antibiotics? The new findings were…

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Fashion Review: Offline and On Point at Dries Van Noten

PARIS — On Tuesday night the 19th-century Hôtel de Pontalba on Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré, the residence of the United States ambassador to France, was aglow with chatter and Champagne, slices of lobster and dabs of foie gras. Jamie D. McCourt was hosting a party in celebration of a new special relationship: that of Google…

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Travel Tips: How to Actually Eat Like a Local While Traveling

Don’t (blindly) trust online reviews I spent a few years living in Rome and was always baffled with some of the top-rated restaurants on sites like TripAdvisor or Yelp. “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had in my life,” someone would write about a mediocre restaurant outside the Vatican, while my favorite (and very…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Montreal

Advertisement Canada’s second-largest city has an atmospheric Old Town that everyone flocks to, but there are also outlying neighborhoods to explore, along with natural wine bars, street art and pop-up markets. Image The dome of Bonsecours Market, as seen through Le Grande roue de Montreal, an observation wheel, in Old Montreal.CreditCreditChristinne Muschi for The New…

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It’s No Secret: Their Relationship Morphed From Dislike to Inseparable

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way. Who Laura Berger Slatkin, 59, and Harry Slatkin, 58. Occupations She is the founder of Nest Fragrances; he is the…

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Jean Paul Gaultier Readies His ‘Fashion Freak Show’

PARIS — Anouk Viale did not like the plungers protruding from her breasts. Yes, she was supposed to be a Carmen Miranda version of a charwoman, with a blue plastic bucket filled with sponges, toilet scrubbers and yellow rubber gloves held tightly onto her head by a durag. And, yes, she was wearing a lime…

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Jewels Maketh the Shoes

PARIS — Anyone curious about where Roger Vivier, the well-known French shoe brand, may be headed in the hands of its new designer, Gherardo Felloni, might want to check out the creative director’s own flair for accessorizing. Not necessarily the shoes. Necklaces are his obsession. Over the past 15 years or so, ever since he…

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