Though Izu's east coast may be more easily accessible from Tokyo, there is a reward in store for those who venture west. In Toi, a resort town on Izu's western coast, is La Posada, an eight-room, family-run hotel specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine.
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Although wine production in the Kansai region dates back over 100 years, changing demographics have since taken their toll on local grape cultivation. To help save the prefecture's remaining fields from abandonment, Tomofumi Fujimaru opened the Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery in the heart of Osaka.
In 2002, a fateful encounter with habaneroson the Okinawa island of Ishigaki first sparked Taku Kondo's interest in the pepper. Now, Kondo cultivates 1,800 habanero plants to make his award-winning range of organic hot sauces, which are sold under the Mellow Habanero label.
Berry Bros. & Rudd first opened in 1698 in St James's, London, where it still stands today. Over the last 320 years, it has established itself as a leading wine and spirits merchant, offering a range of services to a select pool of fine ...