ANOVA PRECISION COOKER
Sous-vide cooking — sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in hot water — means you can slow-cook for hours with precise results. The Precision Cooker from Anova takes the idea and brings it into the 21st century. You can control the WiFi-enabled device from anywhere using a companion app, plus it clips onto the side of any pan before easily packing away for storage. Pop a meal into the cooker before work and program the device to have dinner ready when you walk through the door. $129.
If you have an interest in wine but struggle to recognize the distinct characteristics of each bottle, MyOeno is here to help. Dip the small scanner into your wine glass and it can measure different properties, such as acidity or the level of tannins, which it displays in its free app. MyOeno makes a great gift for wine fans who want to take their interest to the next level. $99.
CORAVIN WINE PRESERVATION SYSTEM
This incredible device was invented by an MIT nuclear engineering grad who decided to turn his considerable intellect to wine. Coravin lets you drink just one glass from a bottle of wine without spoiling the rest. It’s perfect for when you want to have a special glass without committing to drinking the whole bottle. It’s also great for cutting down on your alcohol intake, as there is no longer pressure to finish a bottle before it spoils. From $199.95.
AEROGARDEN HARVEST ELITE WIFI
This indoor gardening system means you can grow your own herbs, vegetables and salad greens no matter where you live. The soil-free system uses more than 100 LEDs to create perfect growing conditions inside your home. WiFi connectivity allows a companion app to guide you through the growing process, up to five times faster than in normal soil. It’s a great way to brighten up your home and keep healthy foods in stock. $200.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
As part of Germany’s climate package, a plan to reduce emissions, the country will raise departure taxes at German airports. Taxes will go up as much as 60 percent, and are expected to raise up to €740 million. The funds will then be used to lower VAT on rail fares from 19 percent to 7 percent.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, ahead of its naming ceremony Nov. 21. The 1,100-foot-long ship boasts a guest capacity of nearly 4,000. Since Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the shi, Oct. 30, Norwegian Encore sailed from Germany to England before making its way to New York City, then Miami, where the christening ceremony takes place next week.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Swiss-Belhotel International boasts an impressive portfolio throughout 22 countries, including 10 ASEAN member countries. This growth is continuing with the group’s new plans to debut four properties in Thailand.