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OLD IS THE NEW NEW

As we are at the dawn of a new year, we have never felt the past as relevant – as it’ll be tomorrow. This cycle is inevitable. One five-star hotel is standard, another one with free spa is better, the third one comes with awesome Michelin star meals and a bottle of Lafite for each day during your stay, the fourth one offers you all of the above and a fantastic helicopter pick-up straight from the airport, but when the next fifty hotels offer the same services, then they are already “old”. Why do ancient wells and untamed paths sound more sexy than a clean, ... Read More »

BURGUNDY, A KING’S ENVY

If France is a human body, then its heart is Burgundy. Located between Paris and Lyon, Burgundy – or Bourgogne in French – is the pulse of today’s wine world. Unlike Bordeaux or Champagne, Bourgogne is the French wine region to have an English name. The first scripts about Burgundy wine appeared in the fourth century in a letter to Emperor Constantine to defend the precious vineyards of Beaune from taxation. As Burgundy was attracting the attention of British, German and Dutch royals… Read More »

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