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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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/Putin; ISIL/Syria/Russia; Turkey; SC Flooding; Dem’s Debate; Pot Sales Brisk

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    President Obama and former ostracized Russian President Vladimir Putin have apparently put their differences behind them as the two have teamed together in the common purpose of riding Syria of Islamic State Fighters and Syria's political transition.

     
  • Petite Histoire du Vide et de l’excellence

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    La pauvreté des discours politiques français interroge sur la capacité de notre société à se renouveler et à sortir d’une facilité qui confine à la passivité et à la médiocrité institutionnalisée. Essai d’explication.  

  • Winter Wonderlands - The Snowiest Cities in America

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    Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters.  

  • Holiday Gift Guide Review – The Luxe List 2016 Picks (Includes Product Description)

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    Statistics reveal that nearly half of Americans are planning to use a digital device as a primary means of holiday shopping, and just over 33-percent are planning to brave the crowds and shop in-store, digital mobile consumerism has clearly come of age.

     
  • Le Brexit, un Vrai British Soap

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    Les manifestations de soutien au sentiment pro-européen organisées à Londres témoignent aussi de la peur ressentie par nombre de Britanniques de se retrouver esseulés dans un monde traversé de concurrences face auxquelles la Grande-Bretagne se retrouverait placée en situation de faiblesse.

     
  • All The Money In The World Review – Four Stars, Flawless Filmmaking

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    All the Money in the World, from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Scott Free Productions, presents the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grand-son of the richest man in the history of the world.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Flipflops/Faces Lawsuit; Mueller/Manafort Arrest; NY AG Files; WH Shakeup; Elizabeth Holmes

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    President Donald Trump, and his three adult children, have been named in a lawsuit brought by New York state Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, for what was called "persistent illegal conduct" that continued for "more than a decade." 

     
  • OCEANA Hosts Celebrity Studded Benefit

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    OCEANA, the international oceanic conservation organization, recently launched the opening of its New York office with a celebrity packed benefit on posh Manhattan's Upper East Side.

     
  • Second US Journalist Beheaded by Iraqi Terror Group

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    Global media is reporting a second U.S. journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, was beheaded by ISIS/ISIL, the Iraqi Terrorist organization in retaliation for the United States' assistance to the Iraqi people placed under siege by the militant group.

     
  • Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina Review - A Heavenly Escape

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    Hotel Coral & Marina, a luxury Mexican resort that truly has it all for families, couples, groups or any well-heeled traveler seeking an easily accessible, all-encompassing South of the Border escape with endless Pacific Ocean views, all within a two hour drive from San Diego.

     
  • Gift Guide: Bright Strips Rainbow Body Art for Tots & Tweens

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    Bright Stripes, a creative DIY site, introduces Spa*rkle where spa and beauty kits come in a rainbow of colors giving tots and tweens the chance to express themselves with washable pastel hair color and body art.  

  • La Police Perd Son Bon Sens

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    Alors que l'escalade de la violence policière, la brutalité et l'intimidation soulèvent de sérieuses questions concernant leur mission, la possibilité de réformer la Police nationale, qui balaie le monde, présente un réel danger de répression et de soumission sous l'universalisme républicain.  

  • Interview and Review: HITCHCOCK, from FOX Searchlight Films and Director Sacha Gervasi, is a Film Lover’s Dream

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    HITCHCOCK, the screen adaption surrounding the making of PSYCHO, the most gripping and successful film from the master of suspense, recently held its Los Angeles premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

     
  • World News: France Watches Pensioners Nest Egg Fly the Coup

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    After the revelation of his professional situation, the High Commissioner for Pensions, Jean Paul Delevoye had to admit the reality hither to hidden. But let us ensure that the surveillance of the elites is not fueled by social jealousy.