How to confidently order wine at a restaurant

How to confidently order wine at a restaurant

Drinking wine is part of the grand experience of dining. It doesn’t have to be daunting. These tips and rules are normally universal, whether ordering in a luxury restaurant or at the corner bistro. Remember, wine is an organic creation and a living thing. Even the most expensive wine can be flawed, just as the least expensive may be. Plus, any decent restaurant will not question your decisions about what to order or, heaven forbid, turn back as unacceptable. Be brave. Read on. You can’t go wrong.

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How to keep what you do in your hotel room private

How to keep what you do in your hotel room private

Airlines, hotels, rental cars, tour operators, cruise lines and others all operate via giant information technology (IT) networks. Each operator has their own network and each operator is plugged into even larger networks that allow passengers to access information about their travels from every corner of the world.

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Beware: Travel benefits for credit cards are vanishing

Beware: Travel benefits for credit cards are vanishing

Don’t look now, but banks and their airline partners are slowly and quietly removing credit card benefits that travelers rely on. If you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to read your cardmember agreement carefully — otherwise, you could find yourself without important perks you thought you had.

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