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Stoneleigh launches limited-edition, early-release Nature's Collection wines

Stoneleigh launches limited-edition, early-release Nature’s Collection wines

Stoneleigh has launched a new, limited-edition, early-release wine series, called Nature’s Collection, comprising 2014 vintages of sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, chardonnay and rosé, retailing now at NZ$17·99 in New Zealand.    The Collection’s labels feature artwork with distinctive symbols, signifying flora, fauna, forest and coastline. The images within the symbols...
The quality of Kare: German furniture brand has VIP München flagship opening

The quality of Kare: German furniture brand has VIP München flagship opening

Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Kare, the German furniture brand, opened its flagship store in München, on the Drygalski-Allee, on Thursday.    Kare Kraftwerk’s founders, Jürgen Reiter and Peter Schönhofen, invited Bonnie Tyler as guest of honour to perform at the store, which is housed in a 1960s power station.    The...
Dilmah hosts events in New Zealand, showcasing tea mixology

Dilmah hosts events in New Zealand, showcasing tea mixology

Dilmah Tea hosted a series of high teas around New Zealand, promoting its socially responsible message along with the rising interest in tea mixology. Dilmah Tea hosted a series of high teas around New Zealand, promoting its socially responsible message along with the rising interest in tea mixology.    Its...
Chivas Regal and Belvedere Vodka entertain at Cannes Film Festival

Chivas Regal and Belvedere Vodka entertain at Cannes Film Festival

Day three of the Cannes Film Festival saw two major parties hosted by top alcohol brands Photographed by David M. Benett, Ian Gavan, Dave Hogan, via Getty Images Top The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Above Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and English actress Gemma Arterton, both James Bond alumni. On a...
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New Zealanders the first in the world to taste Ardbeg's limited-edition Auriverdes

New Zealanders the first in the world to taste Ardbeg’s limited-edition Auriverdes

Above Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington gets ready to celebrate Ardbeg Day on May 31. New Zealanders are among the first in the world to sample Ardbeg’s limited-edition Auriverdes Scotch, to be released on May 31, thanks to the time zone.    In fact, Lucire got a preview of the limited-edition single-malt scotch prior...
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.    Jameson says the limited-edition bottle...
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 blend a wine perfectly matched...

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...
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 Quay, which opened last week,...

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...
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 Calabasas counts top celebrities, chefs,...
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 that make a variety of...
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...