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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  • Medical Science: Got My Shot, Can I Go Out Now?

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    How safe will you be if you get the Moderna "95%-effective" vaccine? Pfizer and Moderna have announced impressive-sounding effectiveness figures for their revolutionary vaccines, and Americans may think "95% effective" translates to complete protection if you encounter the virus.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Ukraine In Crisis; President, World Leaders Determined; Russia Defiant; ObamaCare Timeline

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    President Barack Obama,  global allies, partners, and the United Nations Security Council moved forward implementing severe economic sanctions on the people of Russia while they wait for Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw troops from Ukraine.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Springs Stone, Coronavirus Totals, Schools, Epstein/Maxwell, Election

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    President Trump again slapped the judicial system in the face as he commuted the prison sentence of his former political operative, Roger Stone who had been denied an appeal to delay the start of his prison term.

     
  • Arizona and New Mexico 25 Scenic Side Trips Book Review - Spectacular, The Road Worth Taking

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    Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips, from Imbrifex Publications, is a South West explorers dream bringing the myriad of less traveled back roads, enchanting scenery, magical mountains and the history of the Old West to life.

     
  • Point Defiance Review – Solid Psychological Thriller Haunts to the End

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    Point Defiance, from Lexicon Entertainment and Room in the Sky Films, presents a psychological thriller that weaves the deep hidden secrets into dark mind games as two brothers try separately to hide from their past.

     
  • Allied Review - Robert Zemeckis Triumphs in this WW II Spy Drama

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    Allied, from Paramount Pictures, Imagemovers, GK Films and HuaHua Media, brings to the screen the story of two spies brought together during the rise of the resistance in Europe, an arranged marriage, of love, war, betrayal, surrender and forgiveness.

     
  • HL London: 15 Fun Facts as The Coco Cola London Eye Celebrates 15 Years

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    The Coca Cola London Eye is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year! Since first opening 15 years ago in 2000, the London Eye has become one of the world's most iconic landmarks, offering unrivaled 360 degree views over London.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Campaigns, Corona Closures, COVID SPIKE, Jobs, Hugh Downs, Election: Biden’s VP Search

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    President Trump spent the Independence Day holiday in South Dakota, campaigning without a face covering, presenting to the American people a mixed message that contradicts every medical advisor which indicates facial coverings slow the spread of the virus.

     
  • World News: Tunisia, Disappointed Hopes

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    A country spoiled by hopes born of the Arab Spring of 2011, Tunisia is attracting the interest of European capitals in more than one way. As destabilized, one of the ramparts against radical Islamism would break. Let me explain.

     
  • Hank Brennan, Former Prosecutor and Defense Attorney, Provides Commentary on the Aaron Hernandez Trial

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    The murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, is entering Day 13 as the defense continues its attempts to discredit the prosecution’s case witness by witness.

     
  • Replicas Review - Intriguing Storyline, Advanced Science Sells This Sleeper

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    Replicas, from Di Bonaventura Pictures and Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, brings to the screen the collision of science verses humanity when the cruelty of life delivers an incapacitating blow forcing the ultimate decision between life and death.

     
  • Gallery 16 Presents Tucker Nichols and Dave Eggers All Ages Drawing Session and Artists In Conversation

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    In conjunction with the solo exhibition of Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols, Gallery 16 is pleased to present an all ages drawing session and conversation with artist Tucker Nichols and writer Dave Eggers. The event is FREE and open to the public.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Academy Awards: From The Press Room – Backstage Reactions from Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali

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    Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and Casey Affleck, each captured the hearts, minds, and conscience of Academy voters, who awarded each with the Oscar for the respective soul stirring, hopeful, and challenging performances.