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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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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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  • Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas Restaurants Earn 2016 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards; Full Dining Guide Revealed in August Issue

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    Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas restaurants have been honored for their outstanding wine programs in Wine Spectator's 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. Delmonico Steakhouse, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House and Table 10 are recognized among other winners from all over the globe as top destinations for wine lovers.

     
  • London Underground Music Scene Brings Bluepint Blue to SXSW; New Releases From Phil Odgers and DocFell & Co (Links)

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    Following recent airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music along with extensive online coverage, Blueprint Blue release another slice of their Americana inspired songwriting in the form of their stunning new single 'Bad Dreams'.  

  • Whitney Review - Beautiful, Sentimental and Heartbreakingly Honest

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    Whitney, from Miramax and Roadside Attractions, presents a beautiful tribute to the woman, the star, the voice that became the sound of a generation, her life, loves, and the slow decline that ended on February 11, 2012.

     
  • Randy Fenoli, Designer, and Star of "Say Yes to the Dress" Launching Bridal Collection

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    Randy Fenoli, the most trusted source in the Bridal Industry, is proud to announce the launch of his namesake Bridal Collection, Randy Fenoli Bridal with unveiling's during New York’s Bridal Market and in Europe at Spain’s Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week.

     
  • Op/Ed: Call Me, Harvey. I’ll Defend You – Millionaire Madam Lawyer, Norm Pattis, Offers a Different Opinion

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    Not since Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm sitting across a diner’s table from Billy Crystal in “When Harry Met Sally”  have we seen such disingenuous huffing and puffing about sex from Hollywood.

     
  • World News: Stay Tuned For The Next Episode of Brexit, a true British Soap

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    The demonstrations of support for pro-European sentiment in London also testify to the fear felt by many Britons to find themselves alone in a world of competition in which Britain would be placed in a weak position.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: John David Ware Talks on Making Unbridled, Eric Roberts, Human Trafficking and Equine Therapy

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    Director John David Ware's unforgettable and captivating feature, Unbridled,  chronicles the journey of an abused girl who teams up with an abused horse and their journey to healing, and is inspired by a healing ranch in North Carolina.

     
  • Auction House Bonhams Launches ‘What’s In Your Jewelry Box?’ Campaign

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    Meteoric price rises for top-quality antique jewelry and gemstones mean tens of thousands of Americans may be sitting on valuable family heirlooms without knowing their true value, according to one of the world's leading auction houses.

     
  • Simply Vietnamese Cooking Review – Easy to Follow Gourmet Recipes

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    Simply Vietnamese Cooking, presents more than one hundred delicious recipes, by Vietnamese cooking expert Nancie McDermott, in an easy to read and follow soft bound cookbook, which is the number eleven for the former Peace Corp volunteer.

     
  • John Glenn, First Man to Achieve Space Orbit and Former Ohio Senator, Dies

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    John Herschel Glenn, Jr., the first NASA Astronaut to achieve space orbit and former U.S. Senator, has passed away. No official cause of death has been released although at age 95 natural causes and age related complications are expected.

     
  • Operation Finale Review - Gripping Account of the Capture of Adolph Eichmann

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    Operation Finale, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, brings to the screen the true story behind the capture of Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the final solution under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, who was responsible sending millions of Jews to die.

     
  • Op/Ed: Mexico – The New Syria

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    Nothing is more wrenching then the plight of the children of war. Indelible images rush from the most recent Syrian migration: A toddler, dead, washed up on the Greek shore, a boy carrying his possessions across the desert, alone.

     
  • Berta Fall Winter 2016 Bridal Collection Debuts

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    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.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Pushes Nuke Deal; China Visit; Wildfires; Williams, Jennings, Gifford

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    President Obama addressed media over the week on the intricacies of the Iranian Nuclear Deal as the full congressional vote is quickly approaching and Washington's movers and shakers have left the capital for the annual summer vacation.

     
  • Kevin Costner Lists Santa Barbara County Coastline Property; Lowers Asking for Magnificent Acreage

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    A-list actor Kevin Costner, who owns a nice chunk of Santa Barbara County coastline, is jettisoning a 10-acre site where he once considered building a home. The price for this slice of paradise? $60 million.