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How Fly-Fishing Practically Invented Social Distancing

Fly-fishing teaches us about respecting personal space and how it benefits the community and the environment. Learn more about the tenets of this activity here.
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When Does March Madness Start?

March Madness, the perennial national college basketball tournament, tips off later this month. Here's what you need to know.
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The 10 Best Cabernet Sauvignon To Drink Now

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-planted wine grape in the world and can seem like a bottomless well until you shift your focus to the 10 best wines out there.
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A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Try

Bubble tea has been around since the mid-1980s and has taken the world by storm. Here's what you need to know about the boba-filled beverage.
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Bourbon vs. Whiskey: Sibling but Separate Spirits

When you think about bourbon and whiskey, think about the former as a subcategory of the latter, often made in Kentucky and made primarily with corn.

Diving Into Mole, One of Mexico’s Most Famous Sauces

In the land of sauces, mole is the royalty, as this Mexican marinade boasts a unique complexity and versatility that can be slathered on everything.
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Waka Coffee Combats Water Waste with Its Add Water Give Water Campaign

Waka Coffee not only makes tasty instant coffee, it looks to give back through its Add Water, Give Water campaign.
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The 10 Best Non-Alcoholic Wines to Drink Right Now

It's taken a while for the non-alcoholic wine category to carry its own weight but it is now with these ten best options.
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The Best White Burgundy Wines to Drink Now

Sommeliers and casual wine fans alike all seem to agree that there's something special about White Burgundy. Here are the best versions of the wine to try.
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A Simple Guide To the Best Wine Glasses

There's an entire sea of wine glasses on the market but you just need a handful of choice selections to keep you and your wines very happy.
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Own Valentine’s Day with This Easy 3-Course Dinner Menu from Hugh Acheson

You can assemble a great Valentine's Day meal for a special somebody or just yourself with these four recipes from chef Hugh Acheson.
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Would You Eat This 3D-Printed Steak?

We've 3D-printed everything from bikinis to guns and now steak joins the list. Would you eat it?
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The Best Sparkling Rosé Wines To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Sparkling Rosé is a reliable and festive wine that's easy on the eyes and a treat to the palate. Here are 8 options to seek out in 2021.
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Brandy Guide: Everything You Need To Know About the Fermented Spirit

Brandy has carried a geriatric misconception for far too long. Here's why it's worth your time and some options to look out for.
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The 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances of All Time

As we gear up for Super Bowl LV, we take a moment to look back at the 10 most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows.
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The Best Salsa Brands for Your Super Bowl Party

Life is too short for average salsa so focus on these 8 great batches and elevate your nachos, burritos, and more.
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How To Make Clam Chowder, the Ultimate Winter Soup

Clam chowder is royalty in the bowl and satisfying to eat. Here's how to make it and how it and its many styles came about.
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The Best Guacamole Recipe To Make for Your Super Bowl Feast

Barrio Cafe in Arizona makes one of the best guacamoles ever. Here's how to make it.
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When is Super Bowl 2021? Date, Time, Location, and Latest News

It's a new year which means the biggest sporting event on the planet, the Super Bowl, is just around the corner. Here's the 101 on the big game.
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Why France’s Famed Bordeaux Wine Region Is Allowing Six New Grapes To Be Grown

Climate Change affects us all. The iconic Bordeaux wine region is allowing new grapes into its rigid system of winemaking, a sign of changing times.
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The 9 Best Moscatos to Sip in 2021

There's plenty of sophistication and structure to Moscato if you're willing to look a bit. Check out these 9 fantastic options.
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Vermouth Guide: What To Know About One of the Most Versatile Spirits

Here's everything you need to know about vermouth, the grape spirit that's a staple in many cocktails and tasty in its own right.
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The 10 Best Gum Brands To Chew on Now

Chewing gum is practically a time-honored tradition in American culture. Here are the 10 best brands for getting your chew on.
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The 9 Best Wine Coolers and Fridges to Buy in 2021

You wine deserves to be nurtured with the right living conditions. That's why we've pinpointed the best 9 wine fridges and coolers available.
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The 11 Best Coconut Water Brands To Stay Hydrated and Energized

Coconut water is a healthy and refreshing drink that does way more than soothe a hangover. Here are the 11 best options.
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The Best Decaf Coffee Beans to Buy in 2022

The reasons for going decaf are many, from not wanting the jitters to avoiding potential anxiety. Here are the seven best caffeine-free options to look for.
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How Oregon’s First Black Female Winery Owner Is Giving Back To the Community

Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein is Oregon's first Black female vintner and winery owner and is changing the game with bottles that support the greater good.
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How To Make the Perfect Pasta at Home

It's not the easiest kitchen task but it is one of the most fun and rewarding. Here's how to make pasta from scratch.

The Best Wine Subscription Box Services

Allowing a sommelier or wine expert to take the wheel via a wine club subscription is a great way to expose yourself to new favorites and unusual finds.
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The Best Frozen Pizza Brands

Frozen pizza is an American institution and all the better these days while we're eating at home more often than ever. Here are the best brands.
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Workout Playlist: The Best Songs for Getting Pumped About Pumping Iron

This workout playlist on Spotify has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.

The Best New Year’s Eve Cocktails To Celebrate 2022 in Style

Kick 2020 to the curb in classy, celebratory style with these 14 delicious cocktail recipes.
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The 10 Best Christmas Songs to Create the Ultimate 2022 Holiday Playlist

Christmas is here, meaning it's the best time to listen to Christmas music and the season's 10 best festive tracks.
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The Best Japanese Whiskey Brands in 2022

Japan has a flourishing whiskey scene that's becoming easier to access here in the states. Here are the five best brands to pay attention to.

The 8 Best Hangover Cure Products for a Better Tomorrow (or Today)

Hangovers are a cruel part of life but with these eight products you can better manage the misery.
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This 29-Year-Old Sommelier Is the Next Generation of Wine

Wine consultant Thatcher Baker Briggs and his new venture represent an exciting new chapter in the wine landscape.
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The Best Catfish Baits in 2022

Catfish aren't sexy but they are fun to fish for, especially if you know what to put on your hook.
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This Brewery is Helping You Cope with 2020 in a Very Creative Way

Oregon's Hop Valley Brewing is helping you cope by allowing you to freeze and smash items that symbolize 2020.
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10 Small DIY Home Projects You Can Tackle

Make the most of being at home by knocking out the occasional project and freshening up your place for Fall 2020.
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The 10 Best Tea Brands To Try in 2022, Reviewed

Coffee is great but so too is tea and these are the best ten options out there, ideal for your favorite cup and kettle.
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The Five Best Pie Recipes Hands Down

While our family members might make the best pies, those recipes aren't always available, which is why we found the five best that aren't family secrets.
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The Best Cyber Week Bike Deals Still Available

If you've been considering a new bike, there's hardly a better time to make a purchase than on Cyber Week. Check out last-minute these bike Cyber Week deals.
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Giving Tuesday: The 15 Top Outdoor Organizations To Support Now

Consider supporting one of the many great organizations that work on behalf of the outdoor areas you love.
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Last-Minute Deal: This Great Mountain Bike is $190 Off for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is in high gear and there are still great deals to be had on outdoors-y stuff, like this GT mountain bike on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods.
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Don’t Miss Out on These Cyber Monday Pull-Up Bars Deals

As you look to stay fit this winter and into 2021, look at these great last-minute pull-up bars options this Cyber Monday.
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Last-Minute Cyber Monday Camping Deals 2022: Coleman and Marmot

Don't miss out on last-minute Cyber Monday deals on just about everything, including the camping gear that will elevate your next outdoor experience.
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Why You Should Buy This Wine Preservation System on Cyber Monday

This Cyber Monday, take your wine game to sommelier heights with this limited-edition Coravin preservation system.
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Why Winc’s Black Friday Sale Is the Perfect Gift for Wine Lovers

Treat yourself to a big slice of the wide world of wine by way of Winc, and have intriguing bottles sent straight to your doorstep.
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The 5 Best Soup Recipes for 2022

These five stellar soup recipes are so good you'll want to ditch the spoon and dive right in.
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The 10 Best Audio Books on Audible Available Now

Look to the ten best audio books for a great story while you settle into a long drive or knock out some chores from home.