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Destination Guide: Oktoberfest

  Contrary to what you might surmise from the name, Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest celebration actually takes place largely in September. To make the most of this time-honored tradition, be sure head to Munich mid-month: this year’s festival begins September 16 and runs through October 3 (a date marked by a national holiday that celebrates the unification of East and West Germany). Here’s how to get the most out of your trip, whether you’ve been planning a voyage to this one-of-a-kind event for years or you’re new to the custom.   When to go While Oktoberfest runs for about three weeks, the program of events will vary throughout that time— so it’s best to plan ahead. The festival commences with a grand...

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American Sturgeon Caviar - Shipped Right to Your Door

Sturgeons have been farmed in North America for caviar production since 1994. Today, many varieties of sturgeons are sustainably farm-raised in the United States in an effort to satisfy demand for the luxury of fine caviar while also remaining environmentally responsible. By not contributing to wild fishing of sturgeons in the Caspian Sea region, where overfishing has put sturgeons in a population nosedive, these American sturgeon farms are opting to take an environmentally friendly route to producing fine, gourmet caviar. There are currently 8 known species of American sturgeon, making their homes throughout the United States from Mississippi River basins, to the rivers of Idaho and Montana, to the San Francisco Bay Estuary, and beyond. Hackleback caviar, harvested from Shovelnose...

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Frozen Cocktails to Pair with Caviar for Labor Day

Image via The Spruce Traditional wisdom suggests that caviar be served with very limited drink options—most often Champagne or vodka—so as not to overpower the prized flavor of the roe. But summer calls for a bit more experimentation, and with gourmet frozen drinks being a much-anticipated trademark of warmer months, a caviar tasting to match should be no exception.   To bring a frosty, summer-friendly element to your caviar pairings, use the traditional suggestions as a starting point and improvise from there. Rather than simply popping open a bottle of Champagne to enjoy alongside your Osetra, opt for a frozen variation— a frozen take on the French 75 (a truly classic cocktail made by combining Champagne and a splash of...

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Best Luxury First Class Airline Cabins

  Travel isn’t just about the destination— it’s about the journey, too. Some airlines truly take this adage to heart, bringing their A-game when creating a first-class passenger experience. Whether you’re taking a relatively short trip or are about to settle into your seat for the long haul, here are the airlines who are providing the most luxurious first-class cabins imaginable – with some of them even offering in-flight caviar.  Best for the full suite experience: Etihad Airways (UAE)For a truly luxurious experience that makes you forget you’re soaring among the clouds, Etihad Airways’ “Apartment” option is unbeatable. Personal cabins including an armchair, a separate bed, and a private shower make flying with Etihad an unparalleled experience. There’s simply no...

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Best Domestic Fall Luxury Escapes

As fall comes into view, pack for a long weekend escape to see the natural wonders that this country has to offer. Whether you choose to scope out the changing leaves in a luxury cabin, or indulge in a Rockefeller-worthy lakeside stay, there’s plenty to love about the autumn season.   The Point Resort, Adirondacks Constructed by William Avery Rockefeller in the 1900s, this resort is an idealized vision of Upstate New York befitting the Gilded Age. The log cabin-style Main House is rustic only in concept, revealing opulent rooms each fitted with stone fireplaces and soaring beamed ceilings. Rent out the highly sought-after Boathouse for an even more exclusive experience, featuring panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond....

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