It’s magic. This sleek, rechargeable electric cork remover is quick and effortless to use and guarantees you will never again struggle over a stuck cork. When not in use, it rests on a curved base. $39.95.
This small, glass instant decanter swirls and aerates wine as it is being poured. Insert one end of the pretty dimpled globe into the wine bottle. Pour the wine into the glass through the other end. The wine is infused with oxygen, releasing the bouquet and making it immediately ready to drink. $25.
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If you give just one wine book for the holidays, let it be this paperback by Felicia Sherbert. An experienced wine expert, Sherbert answers every practical question directly, clearly and without pretension. $25. Signed copies available.
A good red wine can bring a smile; it can also bring stained teeth. But a quick rub of Supersmile Quikee across your teeth, and you will be smiling again. $6 for .21-ounce tube; $16 for .35-ounce tube.
Spill red wine on a white shirt? Splatter it on a tablecloth? Just spray the stain with Wine Off and watch it disappear. Wine Off is as close to a miracle red wine stain remover as I have ever found. $4.95 for 4-ounce bottle. Available at various dry cleaners, wine shops and Lowe’s Food Stores.
Returning by plane with a bottle of wine? That’s where BottleWise Bot’lPak comes to the rescue. Place the bottle in the heavy plastic inner case which is in a padded, zippered outer fabric case. Put it in the suitcase, and it will come through the trip without a drip. Weighs 9.3 ounces. $29.95.
Tucked away between the verdant hills of the Dominican Republic and beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea, Samaná is the perfect year-round destination. No matter what time of year you choose to visit this hidden gem, you can check things off your travel bucket list. In the summer, escape the busy tourism hot spots and explore off-the-beaten path areas and activities; in the winter, embark on an eco-excursion like whale watching in Samaná Bay.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
The coastal town of Belek in Antalya serves as the setting for the brand new, 5-star Cullinan Belek, named for the largest rough diamond ever discovered. Set along the sparkling azure waters of the Turkish Riviera, the new property boasts its own private white-sand beach, with 600 plush guestrooms (including 10 luxurious villas), all providing sea views. The hotel also has 13 swimming pools, 10 dining venues and five bars.
Museums beckon wherever we go. They amuse and enlighten travelers and bring to public attention historical, artistic, scientific and natural wonders. Most are thought-provoking and educational, stretching our minds and our knowledge of the world. Some, however, stand out as just plain quirky: personal and sometimes whimsical collections, museums dedicated to a unique skill or long- forgotten industry, arcane collections originally designed for scientific study. Others devote their space to sharing a subject that represents one person’s consuming passion.
The Seoul Tourism Organization participated in IMEX, the world’s largest MICE exhibition, in Frankfurt, Germany, May 29–June 2. IMEX celebrated its 200th anniversary this year.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated an exciting moment recently when Evrima, its inaugural yacht, completed a series of successful sea trials. On June 9, in Santander, Spain, Evrima reached what is considered one of the final shipbuilding milestones prior to launch with the sea trials, a series of tests carried out when the yacht is sailing on open waters. Captain Steven MacBeath led the trials, alongside a team of senior officers, engineers, contractors and shipyard staff.
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