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8 of the best boxed wines to try in 2021, and no, Franzia didn’t make our list

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Boxed wines go far beyond the Franzia that probably first comes to mind. Boxed wines are a great option for serving big groups on a budget. I recently taste-tested and compared several varieties and brands of boxed wine and detail my favorite options below. This content is intended for readers 21+. Please drink responsibly. If you or anyone you know is dealing with alcohol abuse, get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral, and information service.When you think of bo...
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The 7 best coffee subscriptions in 2021

Coffee subscriptions ensure that your favorite brew is always around. They can also be a great way to try new flavors, origins, and roasters. Our picks include Trade, Blue Bottle, and a cold brew subscription from La Colombe. Coffee subscriptions offer a unique luxury: never having to wake up, shuffle to the kitchen, and realize in horror that there's no coffee in the house. For many of us, a morning caffeine boost is non-negotiable, and the peace of mind in knowing that you have a steady stream of coffee coming makes a coffee subscription worthwhile.And, there's really a coffee subscription for everyone. Maybe you like switching up what you're drinking each time, or maybe you want...
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34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed all interests — from TV show cookbooks to comprehensive tomes on the science of cooking. Every year, hundreds of new cookbooks make their way onto bookstore shelves. Here are our favorite cookbooks, new and old, to gift this year.H...
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The 7 best places to buy dinnerware in 2021

FAQs What's the best way to care for dinnerware?To get many years of use out of your dinnerware, you'll want to take care of it properly. How to wash and care for your dinnerware depends on its material and how it was glazed. Your best bet is to consult with the manufacturer, most of which offer detailed care guides. Most porcelain, china, and stoneware are dishwasher and microwave safe, but you'll want to check the bottom of each dinnerware item to double check. For example, a porcelain dish is normally microwave s...
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We tested 13 knife sets to find the best ones — here are our top 4 picks

A good, reliable set of knives is essential to any kitchen. We consulted metallurgists, chefs, and butcher Pat LaFrieda to find the best knife sets out there. Wusthof's set is our top pick because it comes with most knives you need, a honing steel, and shears. Whether you're prepping go-to recipes in your home kitchen or working on the line at the latest Michelin-starred restaurant, having good knives is essential. But you don't need many: Between a chef's knife and a paring knife, you can chop, slice, dice, cube, mince, brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and more. Beyond those two, you'll probably want a bread knife, and depending on how much meat and poultry you cook, you may consid...