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Tuesday, September 23rd
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A fresh breath of Swiss air

Zeitwinkel Unwinds the Swiss In-House Watch Movement

By adopting an open, honest method of utilizing reliable local partners for their movements, Swiss brand Zeitwinkel is delivering original in-house designs while maintaining quality.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: September 23, 2014

This Week in Watches: OMEGA’s 50th anniversary tribute to Goldfinger, JeanRichard collaborates with French street artist Gully, a watch promoting awareness of mitochondrial disease and much more.

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Autumnal Autos

Five Great Fall Driving Cars

Whether it’s a long weekend in the mountains with friends and family or an afternoon blast through wooded sweepers and switchbacks, not all cars are created equal. Get your hands on one of these seven prime choices, and your September, October and early November should be much more memorable.

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Opening Sesame on U.S. Markets

Decrypted: What Alibaba Means for Consumers

Even if you couldn’t care less about stocks, IPOs, and imaginary dollars exchanging hands, you’ve probably caught wind of Alibaba. But what does this Chinese giant mean for you?

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What's Wright Can't Be Wrong

Five Tips from a Golf Guru

Dr. David Wright converts the biomechanically complex, the mentally mystifying, and the psychophysiologically stunning into pithy, digestible expressions. He’s got golf proverbs that will save your game.

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Levi Leipheimer's 10 Favorite Routes

Cycling California Wine Country with a Local Pro

Levi Leipheimer is a diviner of pain and suffering par excellence — a bike race organizer. We asked him to cull his dark arts and assemble 10 rides in the scenic, relaxing and overall pleasant area that is Northern California’s wine country. Enjoy responsibly.

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Not your average wine country tour

Photo Essay: Cycling in Sonoma County, CA

Whether you want to vineyard hop on a tandem or get on your Pinarello and crush 100 miles in a day, Sonoma County is a land flowing with milk and honey.

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Know Your Terroir, Love Your Terroir

The Beginner’s Guide to Wine Regions

From the Archives: The current food-obsessed climate may prize terroir in everything, from beef to coffee to olive oil, but winemakers aren’t new to the game — they’ve been sniffing the soil and praying to the grape gods for centuries. Wine at its best is spiritually, ritually, and tribally connected to a place, and knowing the major wine regions provides some basic insight with which we can approach the wine aisle or pick a bottle at a restaurant. Here’s our guide to the 10 essential wine regions of the world.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: September 23, 2014

Today in Gear: Hanging plants with Boskke, fall suede bomber jacket from Unis, Canon’s PowerShot G7 X and more.

Monday, September 22nd
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Essentials for your next 18

Kit: A Gentleman’s Golf Outing

So you have a “light draw” and you mark a 3 putt each nine. Who doesn’t? Given the onslaught of R&D golf has seen in the last few decades, with the right gear you can still keep your handicap at respectable levels.

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Saves Five Strokes, Guaranteed

Sole Provider: 7 Best Golf Shoes

Stability starts from the ground up, taking away slippage in the shoes and keeping your body balanced, from the pinkie toe up. The differences between golfing shoes are plenty, the perks distinct — so when purchasing your next pair for the Member-Guest, consider your options wisely. These seven shoes are a good start.

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A Visual Guide to Spiciness and Flavor

A Cautious Man’s Guide to Hot Peppers

Some chili peppers are more sweet than spicy, better suited to date night than a chest-beating contest with the boys. To learn more about the tamer varieties, we took a walk to the Chelsea Fruit Market. These are ones that interest us and our admittedly fragile tastebuds.

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Craft Hot Sauces Come Into Their Own

Five Best Hot Sauces from the Pacific Northwest

The stateside culture of craft hot sauce has had a slow-burn response to veteran heavyweights like Tabasco and Texas Pete, which sacrifice flavor for heat. Enthusiasts today are gazing toward the Pacific Northwest, where artisans are using the quality and abundance of fresh, local ingredients to produce wildly diverse newcomers to our country’s cabinet of hot sauces. We tried five of the best.

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This Week's News On Wheels

This Week In Motoring: September 22, 2014

This Week in Motoring: Hamilton cuts it close at F1 Singapore, which states have the rudest drivers, Cadillac finally goes big again and much more.

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A Master at Work

Viewfinder: Gerry

Engraving is the art form of significance. In Gerry, we accompany a master engraver at work in his idyllic workshop.