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Never Heard of Sensploration? Time to Study Up On Epicure's Biggest Luxury Trend

Dec 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

To say that the definition of luxury has morphed repeatedly in recent times would be an understatement. From packaging to branded experiences, buying methods and marketing channels, luxury is a sector under constant evolution. This growth is being driven, not by the brands who supply products, services and experiences, but by the wealthy masses which gobble up luxury with gusto and determine the pace and direction of how the definition of luxury will transform next.

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Traveling in Cognac Country: Touring the Fine French Spirit's Top 5 Houses

Dec 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Exclusive, exquisite, occasionally expensive and always worth it—it’s no wonder Americans can’t get enough of Cognac. The double-digit growth of sales of the spirit in the U.S., already the world’s largest importer of Cognac, is one of the resounding success stories in the industry.

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5 Delicious Ways to Drink Pumpkin Pie for the Holidays

Dec 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s the delicious time of year when the irresistible scent of allspice fills the air and pumpkin spice lattes fill Instagram. But you don’t have to stalk your local coffee shop to get your seasonally-themed caffeine fix. It’s easy to stock your kitchen and bar with pumpkin spice coffees, syrups and sauces—even including Starbucks’ secret ingredient, Fontana’s pumpkin spice sauce, and Torani’s pumpkin spice and pie syrups. 

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5 Spirits Subscriptions We Hope Santa Puts in Our Stockings

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With Christmas only two weeks away, we’re entering into some serious shopping territory. Now is the time to figure out who you still need to buy gifts for and we can make it a little easier on you. If you have any serious cocktail aficionados on your list, giving them a spirits subscription is basically the gift that keeps on giving.

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The 2016 Campari Calendar’s Bitter vs. Sweet Debate is On! Which Kate Hudson Do You Stand With?

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2016 Campari Calendar is officially out and while it’s still only given out to a select number of folks, they always release the final images for everyone to drool over. Starring actress Kate Hudson and the brand’s famed bittersweet red aperitif, the politically-driven 17th edition is (fittingly) called The Bittersweet Campaign, which is a play on the drink’s opposing flavor profiles. 

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Drink in Style Over the Holidays With the $9k Limited-Edition FACUNDO Luxury Bar Cart

Nov 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Bar carts always carry with them some Don-Draper cool factors and the new FACUNDO Luxury Bar Cart is no different. Available upon request only, the limited-edition cart is handmade using walnut wood and is fully-equipped for all your hosting needs. All of the hardware is solid brass, including the wheels and bespoke Art Deco-inspired handles.

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Michelin-Starred Alain Ducasse Opens Rivea and Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse has added two ventures to his roster and this time they’re atop the new Delano Las Vegas hotel. Called Rivea and Skyfall Lounge, both spots are officially open and offer guests great views of The Strip, Riviera-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails.

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These Shoes are Made for Drinking: Behind the Scenes With Basil Hayden’s and Quoddy

Nov 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Most men of style are into all aspects of living well, and that includes fine spirits. The best of both worlds have come together in a cool new collaboration from two storied American stalwarts: the bourbon purveyor Basil Hayden’s and fine shoemaker Quoddy. The result is a limited-edition gift set being released just in time for the holidays via Huckberry, a curator and retailer of products that “inspire active, adventurous and stylish lives.”

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Jose Cuervo and Madonna Wrap Up First Half of Singer's Rebel Heart Tour

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you didn’t know, Jose Cuervo is the official sponsor of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour. Considering the Queen of Pop has been a trendsetter since the ‘80s, it makes total sense that the tequila brand would want to be connected with her. In fact, Jose Cuervo has long been a supporter of strong women and widely publicize that their original Tradicional tequila has had some iconic fans, like Frieda Kahlo and Janis Joplin. Obviously, when a wild child like Madonna pairs up with a tequila brand, onstage hijinks are bound to happen. 

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The Glenlivet Reveals Stunning Members-Only Nàdurra Drinks Trolley by Craftsman Sebastian Cox

Oct 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Founded in 1824, The Glenlivet is the oldest legal distillery in the Glenlivet parish. After spending years perfecting their single malt whisky, they are now offering a brand new expression, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. To coincide with the release, the distillery partnered with the London-based New Craftsmen and modern designer-craftsman Sebastian Cox to create a very special drinks trolley.

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Reserve Your Own Special $7k Lalique Bottle of Patrón Before They Sell Out

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When Lalique decided it was time to work with a tequila brand, they naturally partnered with Patrón. Called the Patrón en Lalique: Serie 1, their first collaboration comes in the form of a limited-edition crystal decanter that has been handmade by master artisans. Combining French craftsmanship with Mexican heritage, only 500 pieces have been made and each carries a price tag of $7,500.

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Celebrate the Uprising of Rye Whiskey With These 9 Unique Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Rye whiskey may have been fairly unpopular a few years ago, but it’s back in a big way. According to NBC News, supplier revenues have increased from $15 million in 2009 to well over to $106 million as of 2014. “The growth of rye whiskey has been phenomenal, given that as late as 2000, rye volumes were virtually nonexistent with only a handful of brands in the U.S. market,” says David Ozgo, chief economist at Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. 

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Titillate Your Palate With These 9 Delicious Rye Whisky Cocktail Recipes

Oct 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

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Treat Your Whisky Right With the $5,000 TUMI and Johnnie Walker Tasting Case

Oct 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

TUMI and Johnnie Walker Blue Label have teamed up for the holidays to offer a limited-edition tasting kit. Called the TUMI x Johnnie Walker Blue Label Tasting Case and restricted to only 65, the case is inspired by the very first rare casks that were chosen to create the whisky brand. The leather carry case is laser-etched with the luggage brand's logo and custom-made to fit a 750ml Blue Label bottle that you can choose to have engraved. 

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The Glenrothes Rolls Out the Casks for New Reserve Collection's American Debut

Sep 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The United Kingdom's Speyside region is home to half of the distilleries in Scotland—including Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Macallan and Cragganmore—and has the greatest concentration of fine malt whisky producers in the world. So what exactly is it about Speyside that makes its Scottish whiskies so superior?  

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