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June 26, 2016
The Napa Valley, California home of Chateau Montelena Winery, whose 1973 Chardonney bested its French counterparts. PHOTO: TONY DESANTIS
The clink of glasses was heard around the world on May 24, 1976, when California wines outranked respected French ones at the Paris Wine Tasting, often called the “Judgment of Paris.” The occasion fostered a rise in popularity of California wines and increased respect for their quality.
June 26, 2016
Core: New York
Comedian Groucho Marx famously once said that he didn’t want to belong to any club that would have him as a member, but he’s clearly in a minority. Many people who can afford to do so join one or more of the private city clubs that operate in most major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and around the world.
May 22, 2016
BJT 5th Annual Book of Lists.
Welcome to BJT’s fifth annual Book of Lists, a treasure trove of useful, funny, entertaining, and occasionally amazing information and trivia.  See the Photo Gallery below for a glimpse at some of the people, places, and items featured in this year’s Book of Lists.
May 22, 2016
EvoLux founder Ray Leavitt says he wants to make it easier for you to book a helicopter seat. He has created computerized platforms that let you either reserve the entire helicopter or open up a helicopter you’ve booked to friends or the general public to cut your costs. Leavitt claims to have 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Miami. His goal is to get enough helicopters and passengers in the sky to bring down the cost for both.
May 8, 2016
Burgundy barge truffle hunt
If dining well means knowing that the food you eat is fresh from local farms, woods, or waters, then dining better still means experiencing nature’s bounty firsthand—picking the ripe crops, discovering the wild ones, even diving to the ocean floor in pursuit of dinner. No wonder food travel is such a hot ticket and food lovers are flocking to a wide range of hotel- and resort-sponsored, uniquely personal culinary experiences.
April 24, 2016
Musée Rodin
Two of Paris’s historical museums, the Musée Rodin and the Musée de l’Homme, have recently reopened after major makeovers.
March 6, 2016
The Langhe wine region in Piedmont, in northwest Italy, is famous for Barolo and Barbaresco—complex, brick-hued reds made from the late-ripening Nebbiolo vines planted in the area’s clay-rich soil.
December 8, 2015
Photographer and frequent BJT contributor Bill Bernstein has been garnering accolades for his new coffee-table book, which documents a unique period in New York City nightlife.
November 12, 2015
 World’s Best Chocolate – Chocohappy
Puzzled about what to buy that difficult-to-please friend, ­family member or business associate? Whether your gift recipient is sporty or chic, a brainiac or a daredevil, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find ideas here to make anyone on your list feel special.

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