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Pop the Champagne! The Best Bottles for Every Budget

New Year’s Eve is all about the bubbly, but, let’s face it: Scanning the myriad options at your local wine store can be exhausting, not to mention confusing. That’s why we solicited the expert advice of Jordan Lari, who serves as Beverage Director of The Gander, Jeremy Schenker’s brand-new restaurant in N.Y.C.’s Chelsea neighborhood. The drink maestro carefully selected the best bottles to pick up at a range of prices. Scroll down to see his picks!

Dr. Lippold Sparkling Riesling (2011); $ 19.

“What I love about this wine is that it really screams, ‘I’m Riesling!’ It’s a touch dry, but packs a dazzling acidity and a palate that makes it very pleasing and leaves you wanting more.”

Pehu Simmonet Brut Rose; $ 38.

“This rosé is undoubtedly one of the best value buys on the market. It’s 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay and tastes of tart red fruit flavors like strawberry and raspberry. There’s also a floral quality almost like lavender. It’s super delicious!”

Pascal Doquet Brut, Le Mesnil Sur Oger NV; $ 39.

“This is an excellent everyday champagne. It has rich, full notes of toasted brioche and golden apple, as well as citrus and acacia accents.”

Guy Larmandier “Vertus” Rose; $ 60.

“Larmandier has always been a go-to for classic, elegant, and relatively affordable Champagne. This bright, crisp, slightly fruity but refined rosé combines the richness of Chardonnay with the bright red fruit of Pinot Noir. It features strawberry and red cherry fruit with hints of toast and brambly raspberry accents.”

Doyard “Collection de l’An” Oeil de Perdrix; $ 75.

“This wine is made mostly of Pinot Noir, which gives it fine, racy structure. Raspberry and brambly red fruit notes mix with toasty notes of autolysis.”

Nathalie Falmet “Le Val Cornet” Brut NV; $ 80.

“This bottle is made from equal parts Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wine is fermented in tank and then in old Burgundy barrels. It’s a rollercoaster ride of flavor: honey, spice, and pear can all be detected. The taste is lush and rich and ranks as a great value in comparison to wines from top Champagne houses.”

—With reporting by Anne Kim

Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder! See Every Trend She’s Tackled Since High School


October 29, 2014 @ 8:10 am

Happy 43rd birthday, Winona Ryder! The Minnesota native left a mark with her roles in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands and shortly graduated into more mature characters in films such as Dracula, The Age of Innocence (for which she won a Best Supporting Role Golden Globe), and Girl, Interrupted.

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With an eccentric portfolio on hand (not to mention countless award nominations) it was only a matter of time before the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce bestowed her a star on the Walk of Fame. Up next? We can’t wait to see Ryder in 2015’s Experimenter, in which she plays Sasha Menkin—one of social psychologist Stanley Milgram’s students.

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Get Grooming With Our Favorite High-Tech Brushes for Every Hair Type

Fabulous tresses begin with the right tools and your hair brush is no exception. Unfortunately, not all brushes are created equal and fussing around with the wrong one can lead to some less-than-stellar hair days. The good news? The beauty market is filled with high-tech wonders that will meet all of your styling needs, from beachy waves to bombshell blowouts. Unlike ordinary brushes, these are designed with game-changing features like carbon bristles that won’t melt under the heat of your hot tools, and ion generators that speed up the blow-drying process–we even stumbled upon a comb that treats thinning strands with actual lasers.

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How to Save Your Blowout in Every Sweaty Summer Situation


June 17, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

Below is an excerpt from “How to Save Your Blowout in Every Sweaty Summer Situation,” which originally appeared on POPSUGAR BEAUTY. Read the full story at popsugar.com.

The best feeling: getting a fresh salon blowout. Your hair bounces in the wind, and you love catching a glimpse of your commercial-ready strands in the mirror. The worst? When your strands prematurely melt, curl, or get mussed up because you decided to work out or walk home in the humidity. Read on for expert tips on how to preserve your blowout.

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