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A Private Spirits Tasting for Grooms-to-Be

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Your buddy is getting married and it’s your task to throw the "Last Night as a Free Man" party. Steer clear of the clichés — they never truly live up to the hype, anyways — and take the group to another kind of gentlemen’s establishment where you can still wet your throat by tasting the holy trinity of whiskey, bourbon, and brandy.... Read More

5 Favorite New York City Spots for a Negroni

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

For whatever reason, the Negroni has become the bartender’s favorite tipple. From Munich to Manhattan, Sydney to San Francisco, it is the one universal cocktail that we barkeeps tend to drink after work, on our nights off, before dinner, at a BBQ...... Read More

East Coast Tasting Trails

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

George Washington with his whiskey and Sam Adams with his Boston beer set great traditions on the East Coast hundreds of years ago, but in the last 50 years, Califor... Read More

Johnnie Walker Releases Ltd. Edition Double Black

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Johnnie Walker, the legendary Scotch whisky brand founded in 1820, has announced the U.S. arrival of its new limited edition Double Black bottling. To create the bold, complex spirit, the trademark smoky characteristic of Johnnie Walker’s famed Black Label, which celebrated its 100th anniversary recently, was amplified to deliver an additional rich intensity of flavor.... Read More

Toast Mexican Independence Day with Tequila Tasting at Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is the perfect spot to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day (Sept. 16) with its host of amenities and activities incorporating the country’s rich heritage and vibrant culture in a luxurious setting.... Read More

The Art of the Tequilier: Heriberto Oviedo of Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Emma Dance  |  1 Comment

Of course I've heard of a sommelier, but a tequilier - that's a new one on me. It's absolutely real though, I promise. It's someone who is an expert on tequila and can select different types to complement a meal - and I've met one.... Read More

Pierre Ferrand Cognac Launches 1840 Original Formula

Jul 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Pierre Ferrand is one of only a handful of Cognac houses in France specializing in old Cognacs from the coveted Grande Champagne region that are not blended with lesser varieties. They are coming out with a new bottling dubbed 1840 Original Formula, a "revival" Cognac Made in the style of the 19th century.... Read More

Delta Sky Clubs add Tequila Avión to Cocktail Offerings

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding World Spirits Competition winner Tequila Avión to its cocktail offerings in the award-winning Delta Sky Clubs, offering another benefit to Delta customers.... Read More

Rémy Martin Reveals Limited Edition Louis XIII Le Jeroboam

Jun 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The famed French house of Rémy Martin has just unveiled its latest luxe offering, the Louis XIII Le Jeroboam. Limited to just 100 bespoke decanters priced at about $23,000 apiece, the Le Jeroboam is filled with the renowned Louis XIII blend of over 1,200 fine and rare cognacs from the famed Grande Champagne region.... Read More

How to Serve Wine at the Proper Temperature

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

If you drink wine, you know that white wines are typically served chilled, and red wine is best served at room temperature. While these guidelines are basic and broadly true, serving wines at a temperature that is too cold or too warm will mask the structured nuances of a wine, and negate the very essence of subtle craftsmanship intended by the winemaker. There is a simple formula (outlined below) to optimize the flavor profile and variable aromas of different grapes.... Read More

Father's Day Cocktail Recipes

Jun 16, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This Father's Day, shock the kids by playing bartender as well as grill master. These cocktail recipes come from some of the hottest bars in the country and are sure to please a crowd, while still giving you plenty of time to catch up with the family. For dads that don't like to fuss, these cocktails pack a lot of punch:... Read More

Patron XO Cafe Coffee Liqueur Elevates Cocktail Recipes

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Jamie Gungler  |  1 Comment

Tequila is typically not my drink of choice. I can't take the inevitable burn without flashbacks of college chants of "1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila ..." In addition, the main tequila concoction, margaritas, mostly come with too much sweet and too much sour for that pucker-face drink to quench my palete.... Read More

200th Anniversary of Legendary Champagne House Perrier-Jouet

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A stylish crowd gathered at the Mondrian Soho last night to celebrate the 200th anniversary of legendary Champagne house Perrier-Jouet. Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri, the guests of honor, were in attendance throughout most of the party. They mingled with friends like designer Chris Benz (who designed Eva’s frock for the evening) and other guests.... Read More

Ice Drop: Make a Splash in Your Next Drink

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If your favorite fine spirits have become bored with just plain old "rocks," then the Ice Drop can help step it up a bit. The ingeniously shaped ice drop is as fun to use as it is to enjoy. A great conversation piece for your next libation-filled gathering, the Ice Drop Maker is an elegant and simple ice press designed to take large blocks of ice and melt and shape them into perfect ice spheres, or "ice drops."... Read More

Bombay Sapphire & Cunard Celebrate 250 Years of Regal Spirits

May 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

In honor of its 250th anniversary, Bombay gin is partnering with fellow famed British heritage brand Cunard on a new collection of cocktails featuring Bombay Sapphire. The collaboration is also timed to coincide with the birthday month of Queen Victoria, who graces the distinctive blue Bombay Sapphire bottle.... Read More

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