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The True Colors Fund for End of Year Giving

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

While many celebrities associate themselves with charities as a means of generating positive PR, rock legend Cyndi Lauper puts her time and money where her mouth is.

Cookbooks Are the Perfect Holiday House Gift

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best cookbooks do more than just present recipes -- they offer a glimpse into a particular place or style of cooking that can change the way we view the food on our plates. While running your last minute holiday errands be sure to swing through a bookstore to load up on house gifts and stocking stuffers.

Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.11.2015 | Taste
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Many of our friends work in the world of wine and food or else they are terrific home cooks who love to entertain. Taking that as a starting point, we go a step further and think about their personality traits.

Traveling With Your Tunes

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 10.11.2015 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The best way we have found to avoid soulless airline playlists and irritating (but meant to be soothing) elevator music AND to block out the sounds th...

Simplify Travel With the Small Things

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

When Mother Theresa said, "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies," she was certainly not talking about our carry-on bags

Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom Who Travels

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Mother's Day is on the way, and it's a great time to think about the perfect gift for the mother in your life who spends part of her time away from home.

Telluride, Colorado and Dunton Hot Springs: High Altitudes and Haute Cuisine

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The town of Telluride has a mere 2,500 residents but what it lacks in size it makes up in beauty. The entire town sits in a valley situated at 8,500 feet of elevation and is surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains that reach well over 10,000 feet.

Coastal Tuscany's "Hidden" Treasure: Exploring Morellino di Scansano

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The main attractions for winemakers are the hilly slopes and good soil of the region, which are ideal for Sangiovese and other hearty red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante, and Ciliegiolo.

What's New in Burgundy?

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

We have been visiting Burgundy for fifteen years, and although wine has been made here since the first century AD and tradition reigns strong, there is always something new afoot in the original home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

An Active Beach Vacation at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Stimulating endorphins is just as important as resting the body when you're on holiday, and on a recent trip to Jade Mountain on the beautiful island nation of St. Lucia we realized we really can have it all.

PHOTOS: Touring Napa Valley

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Whether you are headed to Napa to check out the "mother ship" of your favorite bottle or to discover a new gem that is mailing list only, it is bound to be a trip full of discoveries.

Where Wine Meets Winter

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Visiting the more than 30 wineries in Niagara and Twenty Valley is also a great way to brave the cold.

PHOTOS: Betting On Burgundy

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Burgundy is the birthplace of not just delicious wine and Beef Bourguignon but the grand-pere of all charity wine auctions, The Hospice de Beaune.

PHOTOS: Capturing Spring In Australia's Historic Wine Region

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.

PHOTOS: The Other Tuscany

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The high stone medieval walls of this tiny village contain many treasures of their own, such as Entoteca Tognoni, where you can pass an entire afternoon sampling a few glasses of the local wines served with an overfilled board of local salami and prosciutto.