Armand de Brignac Champagne Review - Bubbling Over with Delight

Celebrating the joys of a life well-lived and success well-deserved always calls for a toast of champagne.  As an aspiring connoisseur, I'm indelibly on the hunt for champagnes that offer a multi-sensory delight even beyond the palate.  In this quest I have uncovered Armand de Brignac - a treasure, quite literally.

Read more...

The Rise of Malort Review: How One Unique Liqueur Became Chicago's Drink of Choice

Malort: for some, the word is foreign, but to others it brings instant memories of a bitter-tasting drink, one they've managed to avoid since they were first coerced into trying it. It's a distilled liqueur, made with wormwood—Malort is the Swedish word for wormwood, which is the same plant used in making absinthe.

Read more...

Kobe & Cabernet Club Review - Membership Has its Privileges

When it comes to food-and-wine pairings, American Kobe (Wagyu) beef matched with an intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon is nothing short of impeccable.  The combination of a full bodied Cabernet with deep, concentrated flavor in combination with a fine-cut grade of this succulent, buttery beef is an exquisite epicurean experience like none other.

Read more...

Diageo Luxury Brands Again Star at the Bar on Oscar® Night - Offer Ultra-premium Beverage Experience at the 87th Oscars®

Diageo is proud to announce that it will once again feature top luxury brands including Sterling Vineyards® wines, Johnnie Walker®, Haig Club™ Mortlach™ and Talisker™ Scotch whiskies, and Ketel One® vodka at this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball.

Read more...

Brew Hop Tours San Diego Review - A Failsafe Destination for the Ultimate Any Day Gift

Let's face it for some Dads, gifting a tie, a bottle of aftershave or a pair of slippers for Father’s Day just won’t do. And a belated gift or “fallback” card from a drugstore carousel reeks of desperation, or utter laziness. For many men, life is all about experiences and beer, lots and lots of beer.  

Read more...

Epicurean Delights Ushers In American Cheese Month with Award Winning Cheddars and Recipes

Face Rock Creamery, which makes handcrafted cheese of great character, offers a savory seasonal trio of cheese recipes perfect for tailgating and Halloween entertaining. Each recipe uses Vampire Slayer, an award winning garlic-infused cheddar that will please adventurous palates. 

Read more...

The Sweetest Coffee Drinks for the Holidays

Pixabay

With Thanksgiving in the past, and the rest of the holiday season upon us, many belts have been loosened to make room for the extra holiday weight. While the holidays are a well-known time for increased sugar intake, many coffee companies are taking it to the next level.

Read more...

Gracianna Winery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary; Announces Special Westside Reserve Pinot Noir to Fund Non-Profit

Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitude's and graciousness in entertaining because we believe that successfully hosting a special meal with friends and family is an everlasting circle that fills our lives. To celebrate a decade of growth we announce a Bay Area-wide philanthropic award.

Read more...

Apricot Chai – A Natural Aphrodisiac Tea

With Valentine's day just around the corner, California Tea House, the premier boutique, organic tea company of Southern California, decided to inspire tea lovers to ignite their passion for tea by turning it into a passionate rendezvous.

Read more...

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto and Ontaro-Based Levenswater Gin Make A Perfect Pairing For A Spring Botanical Afternoon Tea

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto welcomes spring with a Botanical Afternoon Tea in partnership with award-winning Niagara Region artisanal gin producer Levenswater and their carefully-crafted Spring 34 gin. Gin-inspired menu offers aromatic delights to afternoon tea-goers and gin connoisseurs alike.

Read more...

New Four-Week Cocktail Competition Begin at The Wellesbourne, A Los Angeles Hidden Gem

The ultimate libation challenge begins as the English-inspired bar launches a brand-new 4-week mixology competition series, "The Wellesbourne Classic" sponsored by Patrón Tequila. The competition seeks bartenders at the forefront of cocktail artistry and are imaginative with pairing ingredients.

Read more...

Haute Tease

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Signs Farm Bill; SNAP Cuts; January Job Reports; EUI Bill Fails; Putin Reigns at Sochi

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2642, the Agriculture Act of 2014, into law this week deeply disappointing advocates of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who expected the president to veto any version that included SNAP cuts.

     
  • Chef Matteo Metullio and La Siriola Restaurant Hotel Ciasa Salares, Dolomites, Italy Awarded 2 Michelin Stars

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Chef Matteo Metullio of La Siriola restaurant at Hotel Ciasa Salares in San Cassiano, Alta Badia region of the Dolomites, Italy, has recently been awarded 2 Michelin stars, the youngest Chef in Italy to have achieved such honors.

     
  • Berta Fall Winter 2016 Bridal Collection Debuts

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Berta’s avant-garde designs have taken the bridal world by storm. Her Fall/Winter 2016 collection is a sophisticated creation that pushes the boundaries. With an artistic approach she has managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers.

     
  • UK Music: Lékan Tella Releases Sensual Electro-R&B Single “Savannah Red”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    American Artist Lékan Tella, another High Violet favorite, follows-up on his graceful and highly noticed release titled "Emptiness" with a sensual electro-R&B crossover track sprinkled with 80's pop inspired melodies and beats titled "Savannah Red." 

     
  • Holiday Gift Guide Round Up 2016 – Sure To Please Specialty Gifts

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Gift Giving review season began recently on a warm, gorgeously sunny California afternoon at the beautiful ocean front Le Merigot JW Marriott in Santa Monica where a dozen high end specialty retailers participated in a one-day product introduction.

     
  • Violences Visibles, Violences Cachées

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Les manifestations visant à dénoncer les violences policières et la gangrène du racisme révèle une saturation légitime des populations à l’endroit de ces actes. Pourtant, toutes les violences ne sont pas nécessairement physiques. Explications.  

  • World News: Macron Faces Vote of No Confidence Over COVID-19 Crisis, Economy, Lockdown

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Among the first observations linked to the health crisis of COVID-19, the acceleration of political time. While in France the presidential election will not take place until May 2022, the electoral campaign could suddenly gain unexpected speed. Explanations.

     
  • The Sword & Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston - A Page Turning Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Sword & Scabbard, from Allen Woods, looks as if it would appeal to Boston’s very tony elite, not until pushing through the labyrinth of technology interruptions does one realizes Woods has created a page turning account of corruption, violence, and a bloody re-revolution massacre.

     
  • Clive Christian The Private Collection Men’s Perfume Review - Seductive For Life’s Memorable Moments

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A striking collection of perfumes that celebrate the extraordinary moments of a life’s work brought to vivid, fragrant life. Drawing on the inspirations and encounters that have permeated Clive Christian’s world – from infancy to royal recognition.

     
  • Georgia and The Vintage Youth - A Jazzy, Big Band, Sound is Crossing the Pond

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Georgia and The Vintage Youth, big vocals, stunning jazz and lots of strut and swagger, presents a collection of tracks from her debut EP 'The Girl' and the follow up EP 'El Reco' featuring Neville Staple.

     
  • Op/Ed: The Chicken or the Egg - and the Rooster

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Children who grow up on a farm learn the "facts of life" at an early age, such as the observation in an old song: "They're laying eggs now/ Just like they used ter/ Ever since that rooster/ Came into our yard."

     
  • Twenty-Six, Including Six Lawyers, Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Immigration Fraud Schemes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (NYPD); and Patricia A. Menges, the Director of the New York Asylum Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced today the unsealing of nine indictments.

     
  • Sinéad O'Connor Drops New Track, The Foggy Dew, Honoring Slain Irish Historian

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Sinead O'Connor is an international recording artist who needs no introduction. She has recorded 'The Foggy Dew' in honour of the funeral re-enactment of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in Dublin, Ireland on August 1st 2015. The track will be available as a free download fromAugust 5th 2015.

     
  • Harriett Review – Hypnotizing, Extraordinary Character Driven Performances

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Harriett, from Focus Feature Films, presents the true story of Harriett Tubman, a negro slave, who escaped to become a leader in the underground railroad and in her life led more than 800 slaves to freedom.

     
  • MI Arts: Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford - A Photography Exhibition

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Pulitzer Prize winning and presidential photographer David Hume Kennerly's exhibit "Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford" will be on display for the first time at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.