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Jameson Irish Whiskey shows limited-edition bottle for St Patrick's Day 2014

Jameson Irish Whiskey shows limited-edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day 2014

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day 2014, Jameson Irish Whiskey will release its fourth limited-edition design bottle, this time the work of illustrator Dermot Flynn.    Flynn was inspired by the sights and sounds of Dublin, and his illustration features a pub, statues, monuments, and humorous Irish sayings.  ...
Blend by Jacob's Creek gives enthusiasts a chance to create their own unique wine

Blend by Jacob’s Creek gives enthusiasts a chance to create their own unique wine

It’s often hard to beat experiential marketing, and Jacob’s Creek knows this. Just like some of the exclusive wine-themed boutiques internationally, Blend by Jacob’s Creek will be open between January 29 and February 15 from 12 p.m. at Takutai Square in Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand, giving customers a chance to...
Nespresso launches boutique in Wellington with celebrity party

Nespresso launches boutique in Wellington with celebrity party

Nespresso and Wellington seem to be natural bedfellows: Wellingtonians pride themselves on a decent cup, while Nespresso aims to bring the café experience into the home with its high-pressure machines as well as its gourmet coffees. And while Wellingtonians love supporting their local brands, Nespresso’s new upscale boutique on Lambton...
Across the "Universal": Los Angeles' most innovative kitchen appliance retailer

Across the “Universal”: Los Angeles’ most innovative kitchen appliance retailer

If your idea of must-see TV is the Food Network, or Bon Appetit appeals to you more than Vogue or Elle, Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center is your ultimate go-to spot for outfitting the kitchen of your dreams. The Los Angeles-based high-end appliance company with showrooms in Studio City and...
June busts out all over … in April: the MTV Movie Awards' most tasteful surprises

June busts out all over … in April: the MTV Movie Awards’ most tasteful surprises

Ecobags, part of the Whole Planet Foundation Initiative, not only come in handy for your summertime farmer’s market shopping. They also make suitable party favours. Though the summertime award show gifting suites have historically focused on eye-popping swimwear, casual footwear, designer T-shirts and a mix of high-end and budget accessories...
Taste of LA: how LA entertains

Taste of LA: how LA entertains

There’s no better place than a well-thought out backyard barbeque to try out a mix of favourite old dishes, interesting cocktails and new spirits and covet a few entertaining ideas. The Taste of LA was that to the umpteenth power. by Elyse Glickman and Cheri Fox Photographed by Elyse Glickman...
Karma's a beach: more refreshing summer cocktails

Karma’s a beach: more refreshing summer cocktails

In my efforts to enjoy a “final” taste of summer before the arrival of my fall workload, I high-tailed it to Redondo Beach, California as well as some of LA’s favourite watering holes for some refreshment and inspiration. Even with the occupational hazards of sand, bees and late-arriving heat waves,...
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Church Road’s Chris Scott is New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2013

The New Zealand Winemaker of the Year was announced earlier this week as being Hawke’s Bay winemaker, Chris Scott. Scott took out the esteemed prize given by Winestate magazine. He boasts a passion for chardonnay and red-blend winemaking, and with the support of a distinguished team behind him, he has been crafting award-winning Church Road...

Taste Nirvana offers a health kick with Real Coconut Water range

Get a refreshing lift this summer with Taste Nirvana’s new Real Coconut Water. Being all-natural, it is the only beverage on New Zealand shelves that comes close to drinking out of a real coconut. The world is finally catching on to the health benefits of coconut water for hydration and nutritional value. While people in...
A taste of summer: Allan Scott releases its Marlborough sauvignon blanc 2012

A taste of summer: Allan Scott releases its Marlborough sauvignon blanc 2012

Allan Scott has announced its 2012 Marlborough sauvignon blanc, which the winemaker says is ‘an intense wine which tightens up the palate, giving great length and dancing along to a clean mouth-watering finish—each glass a perfect celebration of summertime.’    As cooler weather arrives, one can revisit a fresh summer through the sauvignon blanc, which...
Brancott Estate celebrates the launch of its limited-edition Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Brancott Estate celebrates the launch of its limited-edition Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Top WOW models at Brancott Vineyard celebrating the start of harvest with Patrick Materman, chief winemaker for Brancott Estate. Above Hayley Westenra performs at the Brancott Estate vineyard. Brancott Estate not only has a new wine out—its limited-edition Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010—but it marked the occasion with an exclusive performance at...

New releases from Jameson Irish Whiskey and Nespresso for March and April

Jameson Irish Whiskey has announced a new limited-edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day 2013 (right). Jameson had already sponsored the Film Independent Spirit Awards which Lucire reported on last week—it seems fitting that this proudly Irish brand celebrates a quintessentially Irish day with a bottle designed by glass artist David Smith.    The bottle design...
Bees Blessing releases limited-edition Lemon & Thyme Cordial

Bees Blessing releases limited-edition Lemon & Thyme Cordial

Bees Blessing has released another very healthy cordial, a limited-edition Lemon & Thyme, made from wild thyme from Central Otago and wild Otago thyme honey. Photographed by Stephanie Osmond As with other Bees Blessing cordials, it has been sweetened with honey, not sugar, and has no additives or preservatives.    Bees Blessing suggests that not...
Goods and gadgets: made for TV

Goods and gadgets: made for TV

What’s the next best thing to sampling new goodies at the various pre-Emmy parties around Hollywood? Getting inspired by some of the fun little gadgets, goodies and recipes being demoed. Yes, the “suites” this season were somewhat like a trade show with celebrities in attendance. However, it is at least nice to see some things...
Brancott Estate and Jameson Irish Whiskey début new offerings for summer

Brancott Estate and Jameson Irish Whiskey début new offerings for summer

Perfectly timed for summer, Brancott Estate has launched a new lighter, contemporary wine sub-brand called Flight, available as a sauvignon blanc and a pinot gris.    Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate’s chief winemaker, says that consumers want a naturally lighter wine which doesn’t skimp on flavour—and Flight has been developed to fill the niche.    The...
The subject is roses: Emmy 2012 entertaining

The subject is roses: Emmy 2012 entertaining

When it comes to making a statement at your dinner party, less can often be more. This is certainly true for the Governors’ Balls following the 2012 Prime Time and Technical Arts Emmy Awards presentations. This year’s theme is A Romantic Rhapsody in Red, and the teams behind many other successful post-Emmy parties decided to...