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Let Flor de Caña's Slow-Aged Centenario 25 Draw You Into Its Smooth Tasting Notes

Nov 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Award-winning Flor de Caña (most known for their slow-aged rum of Nicaragua) recently released their Centenario 25, which is the brand's finest rum yet. The spirit has a "deep and elegant amber hue" that gives "hints of vanilla, wood and dark cocoa, [drawing] you into a smooth, luxurious taste that offers further notes of fruit, almond and caramel and a touch of sweetness that lingers in the long, buttery finish." ... Read More

Eating Your Way Around the World at Puerto Vallarta's Festival Gourmet International

Nov 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Something spectacular is happening south of the border; a gastronomic explosion of international dimensions that is attracting worldwide attention to the charming town of Puerto Vallarta. Long known for its beaches, the city is now one of the most respected culinary locations in the country outside of Mexico City. Besides world-class beaches and Mexican fare, there are many restaurants of note—each representing a unique ethnic and culinary tradition—raising the bar to outdo the other in ambiance, cuisine and welcoming vibes.... Read More

The Ultimate Selfridges Foodhall Hamper is Sure to Be a Mindy Kaling Favorite

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You can buy someone some cool luxury speakers or the hottest frock on the runway this season, OR you can buy them a hamper full of food. Honestly, most of the time, we will choose the latter. Heck, who are we kidding? We would be buying it for ourselves. Because maybe those speakers aren't as cool as you thought they'd be or that dress actually makes you look like you're perpetually overdressed, but a huge hamper stuffed with food and wine (like the Selfridges Selection Ultimate Selfridges Foodhall Hamper) will never let you down—we're sure that's soon to be a Mindy Kaling quote. ... Read More

Meet Caskers, the Online Spirits Concierge Don Draper Would Drool Over

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Let's raise a toast to Caskers, a new online service that wants to change the way people drink by giving customers access to the finest craft spirits with its Concierge Service, Private Cask Program, and delivery clubs. Caskers founders Steven Abt and Moiz Ali introduced the first online High End Concierge Service to track down and deliver the (nearly) impossible-to-source bottles, and to match customer tastes with rare spirits and new discoveries. Now that’s our kind of personal shopper.... Read More

It's Time You Scored a Bottle of Rémy Martin's Louis XIII Le Jeroboam Cognac

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The only thing better than a bottle of Louis XIII de Rémy Martin is a bottle of Louis XIII Le Jeroboam that comes in a locked gift box. Four times the capacity of the regular old Louis XIII, Louis XIII Le Jeroboam comes in an 11-pound blown crystal decanter that has been numbered and comes in limited quantities each year. ... Read More

Talking Wine With Luxury Brand LVMH's Newton Vineyard Estate Director Rob Mann

Nov 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner

Recently, while wrapped in the mist of an early Napa autumn morning, we visited the Newton Vineyard property on Spring Mountain in California's Napa Valley. We were given a tour personally by the recently appointed Newton Estate Director and winemaker Rob Mann, who chatted with us about preparing the foundation for some truly spectacular future vintages.... Read More

$5,000 FACUNDO Elevated Holiday Gift Set Brings On the Rum

Nov 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The FACUNDO Rum Collection recently unveiled their new $5,000 Elevated Holiday Gift Set, which is only available in certain high-end liquor stores. Whether you're buying it for yourself or for a loved one, the set is arranged within an Italian leather travel bag (which will be embossed with your monogrammed initials). Included are two handmade BACCARAT "Harmonie" Tumblers, two Bittermens Bitters, a handmade Brizard & Co. Cigar Humidor, a Colibri Cigar Cutter, and a member card that gives you access to exclusive FACUNDO events in major cities (including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco).... Read More

Eva Green Recreates Historical Beginnings of Favorite Campari Cocktails in Exclusive 2015 Calendar

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The imagery for Campari's 2015 exclusive calendar is officially out for the world to see and as usual, we love it and can't wait to get our hands on one. Starring the gorgeous 34-year-old French actress Eva Green (last year's cover lady was Uma Thurman), the coveted calendar is called Mythology Mixology and tells the story behind 12 of Campari's most iconic cocktails that have stood the test of time—like the Negroni. ... Read More

 
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