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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  • Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash Review – Solid Bio-Pic Recreates Tragedy

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    Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, from Cleopatra Entertainment, brings to the screen the intimate moments from the October 20, 1977 disaster that killed six, from crash survivor and drummer Artimus Pyle.

     
  • Welcome the New Year with Brilliant New Album from Brickwork Lizards

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    Happy New Year! We are kicking off the musical new year with a new release. Haneen has stormed the stations with its unique blend of Hip Hop, Pre-War Jazz and Arabic Music, crazy maybe but what a sound.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Addresses Racial Divide; Carter Defends Snowden; SAPRO Chief in Court; Helen Thomas Dies

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    President Obama remained constant in his vigil, this week, addressing issues of race, racial disparities and efforts to create a new wave of change, in the wake of the Treyvon Martin verdict.

     
  • Barely Lethal Review – Entertaining, Family Fun for All

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    Barely Lethal, from RatPac Entertainment and RKO Pictures, brings to the screen a fun, over the top, teen angst dramedy of life and the cataclysmic atomic clash as under the radar super spy lives her dream with Middle America normal family.

     
  • Clive Christian Men’s Perfume Review - Seductive, Discriminating, The Ultimate in British Luxury

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    The British Invasion, once synonymous with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other musical groups has evolved into the recent obsessions with Downton Abby, The Crown, and The Royals, it seems like the world has had a resurgent thirst for all things Royal.

     
  • Beltway Insider:Shutdown Enters Week Three; September Job Numbers; Federal Reserve Nomination; Malala Visits President

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    President Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Democrats in the effort to find common ground, as the United States government approaches two full weeks of shutdown, have largely come up empty.

     
  • And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film Goes To . . .

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    Documentary films bring the world into our living rooms, we are treated to lands, times, events that we would never see, astonished at stories of overcoming obstacles and provide clarity into our own situations, they provide a looking glass into another's life, dreams, survival, hope and heart.

     
  • Interventional Empathy: A Way to Deescalate Destructive and Self-Destructive Behavior

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    Dr. Mark Goulston, co-creator and moderator of suicide prevention documentary Stay Alive (available here), shares his six-step technique for calming yourself or someone else who may be on the verge of an emotional breakdown or self-destruction.

     
  • Remember Review – Shocking, Suspenseful, A Triumph

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    Remember, from Serendipity Point Films and A24, presents a modern story of revenge, brought on by the horrors of Auschwitz and a lone survivor who remains true to his word of finding every last one without exception.

     
  • Table 19 Review – Charming, A Quirky, Unpredictable, Dramedy

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    Table 19, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents a quirky romantic comedy that travels the road of bad breakups, let downs, how can I hurt thee, let me count the ways, as six wedding reception table-mates address their hidden secrets.

     
  • Submission Review – Engaging, Captures The Intensity of The Gen X Pursuit

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    Submission, from Mighty Engine and Great Point Media, presents the story of angst, desire and hope as the world of two writers collide at a small northeastern college, where life is routine, dull, mundane and full of stoic academics.

     
  • Brussels Arts: Galerie Templon Hosts A Solo Exhibition by Abdelkader Benchamma

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    This autumn, Galerie Templon's Brussels space is hosting Abdelkader Benchamma's first solo exhibition in Belgium. Known for his use of black ink drawings, site-specific and often ephemeral, which interact and transform exhibition spaces into vast, strange landscapes.

     
  • Argentinian Psych/Indie Rock Band Iguana Lovers Set to Release Surfing Caos

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    Iguana Lovers, the extremely popular Argentina rock band which has been rocking audiences with their electric sound for nearly two decades, is set to release their 13th Album, "Surfing Caos," and with global radio play the tune is set to go viral.  

  • Weed Nations: The Top Pot-Loving Countries

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    Marijuana legalization has been a political issue in the United States for some time, and while it remains illegal in most states, others have softened their stance in recent years with Colorado and Washington leading the way.  

  • UK Elections: Voter’s Reinforce Concern Over Direction Shocking Parties With Near Tory Upset

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    Prime Minster Theresa May put on a brave face as she addressed the media after the snap vote delivered a shocking surprise that now has pundits on both sides of the pond debating the effectiveness of Britain’s first female Prime Minster.