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Natasha Brandstatter
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Jimbocho, Tokyo's Bookselling District
Imagine an entire neighborhood filled with bookstores (not to mention yummy cafes and restaurants), selling everything from medieval manuscripts to paperback novels. Such a nirvana actually exists! It's called Jimbocho, Tokyo, and it's a haven for readers f...

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Wine Subscription Boxes: A Comparison of the Top Services
Photo provided by Blue Apron You know what makes a great holiday gift, for yourself or someone else? Booze! And wine subscription boxes are the boozy gift that keeps on giving, arriving at your door in regular installments. But which box is the right choice...

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Salvador Dalí's Illustrations of The Divine Comedy
Philippe Halsman, Salvador Dalí in Dali Atomicus , 1948 It could be argued that Salvador Dalí, one of the most well-known surrealist artists of the 20th century, had a particular gift for illustrating books. One of his major illustration projects was that o...

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Fall Food and Wine Pairings
I'll admit, the only thing I like about fall is the food. So many delish fruits and veggies come into season, from pumpkin to apples to figs. But how do you pair this bountiful feast with the perfect wine? Worry not, I've got a guide to pairing wine with el...

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A Book Lover's Guide to Japan
What are some must-visit bookstores, events, museums, and bookish sites to visit in Japan? I give you my shortlist over at Book Riot .

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Wines With Altitude
Image by xxxx via Flickr Do wines made at high altitudes have a distinct terroir , or sense of place, in how they taste? I look at a few of world's highest-altitude wine regions, including Grand Valley, Colorado, and Mendoza, Argentina, for the answers.

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Do You Read In Your Dreams?
Have you ever noticed if you read in your dreams? If you have, the words were probably jumbled or nonsensical. That's because, according to Science, people can't read in their dreams. But I'm never one to let Science get me down, so I'm over at Book Riot br...

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The Best in Bordeaux: Château Mouton Rothschild
Image by Dalecruse via Flickr It's the chateau with a sheep on the label! Château Mouton Rothschild is one of the most important wineries in Bordeaux. Find out what sets it apart over at Wine Cooler Direct .

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Sherlock Pastiches Every Sherlockian Should Read
Image by delfinmichelle via Deviant Art What if Sherlock Holmes was an actual person? That's the premise of six novels I'm recommending over at Tif Talks Books as part of Sherlock Month. Ranging from YA to fantasy and literary fiction, they all imagine Sher...

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Explore Virginia, the Next Hottest Wine Destination!
Image by Southern Foodways Alliance via Flickr Vineyards in Virginia? Absolutely. Not only is Virginia the fifth-largest wine producer in the US, it’s been called one of the top five up-and-coming wine regions in the world by Travel and Leisure . Yet when y...
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