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  1. Gulfstream created the niche market for ultralong-range business jets more than 17 years ago when it introduced the GV. Today the company still dominates this segment, with the G550, a big, powerful...
  2. When you fly fractional, you do not just buy flight time: You invest in a limited partnership of sorts with a fractional provider. As a "limited partner," you rely on this provider—the "general...
  3. Jet-card programs offered by charter companies differ from those offered by fractional vendors in that they always rely upon third-party air carriers or charter companies to provide aircraft. (In...
  4. In evaluating various fractional-card programs for possible inclusion in this year’s Best of the Best list, I and the other members of the Robb Report Private Aviation Advisory Board considered...
  5. Jacob Schram is among the handful of European immigrants who, in the 19th century, found their way to Napa Valley and, in so doing, founded one of the New World’s most successful wine regions. In...
  6. Few winemakers have graced our Best of the Best list with such pleasing frequency as Merry Edwards, who remains the undisputed mistress of American Pinot Noir—thanks in large part to her interest in...
  7. Ever since the late 17th century, when Hungarians discovered the ability of Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot, to transform the juice of a simple grape into ambrosia, disease—usually the enemy of...
  8. Although the Napa Valley remains firmly fixed in the popular mind as California’s premier wine-producing region, its first commercial winery did not appear until 1861, when Charles Krug opened his...
  9. Do not be alarmed if you suddenly feel smaller upon arriving at the Resort at Pelican Hill (949.467.6800, www.pelicanhill.com ), a 504-acre golf retreat that opened in Newport Coast, Calif., in...
  10. After opening on a hillside overlooking Zurich, Switzerland, in 1899, the Dolder Grand (800.745.8883, www.thedoldergrand.com ) resort and kurhaus, or health retreat, soon became a gathering place for...

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