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Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

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How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

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The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

A Classic Martini

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A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

Gropius's two Palermo Hollywood stores specialize in midcentury furniture, lighting, and decorative arts—most of it made in Argentina. Entering the shops is like traveling back to an era of Formica and chrome and highballs-at-five: Transparent acrylic tables sit alongside thirties walnut-veneer sideboards; Italian floor lamps illuminate fifties chrome-and-leather club chairs. Major signed pieces appear only occasionally, but Gropius often stocks beautifully restored pieces crafted by Alberto Churba and Víctor Carozza. $ $150–$1,200. At 5851 Honduras, 54-11/4776-6481, and 6027 Honduras, 54-11/4776-4420;

$ Establishment accepts no charge/credit cards or accepts cards other than the American Express Card.


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