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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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The Sweetest Coffee Drinks for the Holidays

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Israel; Putin/Trump; Welcome 2017; Istanbul; Queen Elizabeth; Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher

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    President Obama has not backed away from his resolution to hold Israel to a two-state solution even as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has moved to reassess the nation's relationship with the United Nations and the United States.

     
  • Queen Breaks Long Standing Fiancée Tradition Invites Meghan Markle To Join Family

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    Newly engaged Prince Harry and his American actress fiancée, Meghan Markle, spent the Christmas Holidays attending the traditional Christmas Service at The Queen's Sandringham estate along with other members of the royal family.

     
  • London Has Fallen Review – An Electrifying, High Body Count,Thrill Ride

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    London Has Fallen, the much anticipated sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, from Focus Features and Gramercy Pictures, presents an action packed, high body count, testosterone charged amplified thrill ride, complete with a realistic plot, stunning explosions, horrific destruction and heightened suspense.

     
  • The UK’s Jamie Porter Band Strikes All The Right Cords; Drops Sonic Smile November

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    Jamie Porter, playing in bands since high school, has cited his inspiration range from Johnny Cash to Bruce Springsteen and now with the Jamie Porter Band he has found his place mixing Country and Classic Rock.

     
  • Sing Street Review - Entertaining and Engaging, Four Stars (U2 Front Man Bono Adds Quote)

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    Sing Street, from The Weinstein Company, brings to the screen a charming and hilarious trip in time to 1980’s Dublin, when music was the scene and big hair and a bigger sound became the catalyst that changed everything.

     
  • Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Leaves 12 Dead and at Least 15 Injured

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    At least twelve patrons of a Thousand Oaks, California bar were killed after a lone gunman entered the local country & western favorite tossing smoker bombs and firing randomly into the packed college night crowd.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Comey; Romania/G20; May’s Election Implosion; Servicemen Killed; Qatar Crisis

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    President Donald Trump remained vigilant in his duties as his maniacal meetings with former F.B.I. Director James Comey were made public which painted the president as power-hungry, vengeful, untrustworthy, suffering from mania, and generally unfit to serve.

     
  • World News: France-Germany Lead EU, Agree to Recovery Plan

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    France and Germany, with the United Kingdom's EU resignation, have risen in influence, which assisted in paving the way toward the approval of the economic recovery plan marking a fundamental step in the process of European construction.

     
  • Darkest Hour Review – Riveting, Gripping, A Triumph

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    Darkest Hour, from Working Title Films and Focus Features, presents the story of an unwavering, newly appointed Prime Minister, Winston Churchill facing Adolph Hitler's Nazi Army that is advancing effortlessly throughout Europe with his sight on the United Kingdom.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 9/11 Terror Attacks Remembered; SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh; Iran; NY Primaries; Les Moonves

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    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was hit with a bombshell this week as a Palo Alto University Professor has gone public with details of her sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee.

     
  • 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile – High End Fashion Meets Elegant Automobiles of the World

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    The luxury 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, has unveiled a global collection of luxury automobiles, as different as the very diverse automobile buying population. From the unusual, to the flamboyant, to the classic luxurious, the Paris Motor Show 2014 does not disappoint.

     
  • DBEST London Announces Duo Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini-Speaker Set

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    DBEST, the London-based manufacturer of coveted audio products inspired by the vibrant British music scene, announces the retail availability of the Duo Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini-Speaker Set, a stylish and compact speaker set that delivers unbelievably crisp and powerful sound in an ultra-sleek form factor.

     
  • JSix San Diego Review - Six Reasons To Succumb To The ‘Chef's Mercy‎’ Menu

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    JSix, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, located in San Diego's kinetic, community-centric East Village, offers warm hospitality, culinary whimsy, craft cocktail ingenuity, a seasonally-driven menu committed to hormone-free, sustainable and organic "farm-to-fork" dishes, that create a gastronomic experience that leaves you wanting.

     
  • Hightown Pirates Release their Debut Album, Dry and High, on Strike Back Records

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    We're kicking off the weekend with the debut album from celebrated London ensemble Hightown Pirates, which has so far had a huge response. Hightown Pirates have included with their debut album Dry and High stunning artwork by Pete Doherty.

     
  • President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Explains FDA Injunction To Remove Block on Vaccine

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    Dr. Jane Orient, the President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, explains the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withholding the vital anti-viral drug, Hydroxychloroquine, in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus by blocking the distribution.