A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines

A Photo Tour of Jackson Family Wines

Photo Credit:Jackson Family Wines There’s a misconception that California’s wine country is already fully discovered, overrun by tourists, queues at every tasting room, and that all the wineries are owned by corporations. But none of this is the truth. We traveled to several estates owned by Jackson Family Wines—one of Sonoma County’s true homegrown heroes—and found that there is more than meets the eye here. While their entry level wines are a grocery store staple,…

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Audi Holds First Women’s Track Day With 2017 R8 Coupe

Audi Holds First Women’s Track Day With 2017 R8 Coupe

Photos Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Courtesy of Audi If there’s one thing Audi knows how to do, it’s put on an event. To open a dialogue regarding women in the world of racing, the esteemed automotive brand held their very first Women’s Track Day on October 10, 2016. The affair starred the 2017 Audi R8 Coupe (both the 540-hp V10 and the 610-hp V10 plus) and professional driver Lea Croteau, and was held at the invitation-only Thermal…

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Has LVMH Unleashed China's First Great Red Wine?

Has LVMH Unleashed China's First Great Red Wine?

Photo Credit: Roy Cheung While we’re all familiar with the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate (what’s up Marc Jacobs), it’s the latter half of the acronym – the MH (Moët Hennessy) who are making some bold moves into the land of the red dragon hoping to capitalize on the Chinese penchant for French wine and collectors looking for an exotic but decent bottle. With ripe climactic conditions and a foresight of being the first in the region, they’re…

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The Hawaiian Community Attracting Billionaires

The Hawaiian Community Attracting Billionaires

Photos Credit: Kohanaiki Although you could get away with buying a home at Kohanaiki as a millionaire, the Hawaiian community is more of a billionaire’s club resort. Located on the Big Island’s Kona Coast, the luxury enclave is the island’s newest development boasting million-dollar real estate tucked between ancient lava flows, lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Aside from the $ 100,000 entrance fee and $ 25,000 annual dues, homes at Kohanaiki range from about $…

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Chilean Wines: Long on Unique and Flavorful Notes

Chilean Wines: Long on Unique and Flavorful Notes

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com The concept of grapes and winemaking was little known in Chile before Spanish conquistadors invaded during the 1500s, planting Pais vines which are now considered the country’s national grape. At the time, Pais, also known as “mission grapes,” fed a growing need for sacramental wine used during Catholic masses. It was only a matter of time before winemaking expanded into general consumption, but world class production didn’t happen until the mid-19th century,…

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The Planar Magnetic Audeze SINE Headphones Make Every Genre Sound Great

The Planar Magnetic Audeze SINE Headphones Make Every Genre Sound Great

Photos Credit: Audeze Released by Audeze, SINE may only be $ 449, but don’t let the price fool you, because these on-ear headphones are by far one of the best sounding units I’ve ever tried. With planar magnetic drivers, the sound feels much larger than the compact design should offer and has very little distortion. Plus, thanks to a Cipher Lightning headphone cable (for just an additional $ 50), you can use them with your…

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Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Chef Craig Strong Dishes on His Award-Winning Laguna Beach Restaurant

Photos Credit: Montage Laguna Beach The multi-award-winning Studio restaurant is located inside the Montage Laguna Beach, and is the kind of place that immediately puts you in a California state of mind. Situated on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Studio offers an ever-changing 
à la carte menu inside an artistic, Craftsman-style venue. We recently visited the eatery to check out its menu and speak with its Executive Chef Craig Strong. Sitting outside, the delicate scent of…

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Fast Times: Driving the New Porsche 718 on the PCH

Fast Times: Driving the New Porsche 718 on the PCH

Photos Credit: Porsche When it comes to heritage in sports cars, Porsche has few rivals. By most metrics it’s the most successful brand in motorsports, with a total of more than 28,000 victories over the last 75 years including a record 18 wins at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. And it’s not just all in the history books. The marque is currently the world’s largest race car manufacturer, fielding hundreds of competition cars…

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