Fredric Hamber

Raised in Napa and San Francisco.


I write about offbeat travel, men's lifestyle, and interesting people with idiosyncratic obsessions.


A Gentleman's Guide to the Wine Country Town of Yountville

The Napa Valley town of Yountville isn't big but packs a punch for an excellent Northern California weekend getaway. Here are some of the top treats. At most hotels, within arm's reach of the bathtub there's a towel rack. In your room at Villagio, when you reach out from your tub you'll find a wine bucket on a pedestal. There's a pool table in the lobby bar. While you're there, try the Napa Sour made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Zinfandel syrup. You know the sort of winery that caters to gro

Enjoy Your Next Steak Gaucho-Style With This Authentic Chimichurri

Enjoy Your Next Steak Gaucho-Style With This Authentic Chimichurri In Argentina every family has their recipe for chimichurri; open someone’s fridge and you’ll find a bowl of the stuff. 24-year-old Texas entrepreneur Axel Brave (whose parents were from Argentina) had a hankering to create a genuine old-school style chimichurri. “The gauchos make it with dried herbs,” he tells Airows, whereas “most families now make it with fresh herbs.” He recently launched AXEL Provisions Company which offers

Take a Sip of the Sierras with Juniper Grove Atrium Gin

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in western Nevada has just launched their latest product: Juniper Grove Atrium Gin, and it’s a beaut. It’s botanical-forward with lemon balm and citrus, cardamom and orris root in addition to the juniper, but nicely balanced with nothing overly dominant. “The inspiration of Atrium was when you are walking through the Sierra Mountains after a rain and you smell the earth, the terroir, the vegetation… and put that into a bottle,” proprietor Christopher Bently tel

The Dean Hotel Is A Smart Choice In Dublin

Since it’s located on Harcourt Street in the nightclub district, earplugs are standard issue upon checking in to The Dean Hotel, but let’s face it: if you’re not in the mood for a bit of party noise, maybe you shouldn’t be in Dublin in the first place. There’s a glasshouse rooftop bar with 360-degree city views, and a yes-you-may-touch display of old photographic equipment in the lobby. You’ll find a Rega turntable in your room alongside vintage and contemporary vinyl with a nod to Irish artis
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