Food & Drink

Fine dining isn’t what it used to be, and thank heavens for that. It’s shed its uptight reputation and rigid rules in favor of something lighter and more fun. New upscale eateries are swanky instead of snobby, elegant rather than stuffy.

With the sparkle and excitement of the holidays behind us, it’s time to buckle down and stick to those New Year’s resolutions.

Whether it’s a hot drink warming the hands, or a cocktail warming the soul, we appreciate delicious beverages in January.

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Holiday Dessert Wines

’Tis the season for entertaining, and what to serve is surely at the forefront of every host’s mind. But this year’s holiday gatherings needn’t be daunting. Take the pressure off by whipping up an appetizer that’s both classy and crowd-pleasing—the dip.

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