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Finding the Upper East Side's far eastern haute cuisine at Philippe by Philippe Chow

Finding the Upper East Side’s far eastern haute cuisine at Philippe by Philippe Chow

While in New York, Lucire’s Paris editor Lola Cristall reviews Philippe by Philippe Chow, located on the Upper East Side in New York City. Philippe by Philippe Chow, located on the Upper East Side in New York City, radiates with elegantly modern, yet simple, décor. The cozy setting welcomes guests...
Absolut releases dazzling limited-edition Electrik bottles to close 2015

Absolut releases dazzling limited-edition Electrik bottles to close 2015

The world’s most famous vodka brand, Absolut, has released its limited-edition, celebratory end-of-year bottles, dubbed Absolut Electrik.    The blue and silver bottles feature semi-transparent coating, representing ‘Absolut’s signature cobalt blue and the electrical conductivity of silver,’ according to the company.    In a release, Kathryn Love, Absolut’s marketing manager...
Kate Hudson is the Campari calendar model for 2016, photographed by Michelangelo di Battista

Kate Hudson is the Campari calendar model for 2016, photographed by Michelangelo di Battista

Francesco Pizzo Kate Hudson has been announced as the 2016 model for the iconic Campari calendar. The brand belongs to the namesake Italian wine company which produces the well-known apéritif. The drink itself is a palatable combination of bitter and sweet which is drawn on in the 2016 calendar theme....
Maison Mumm and David Guetta collaborate in advance of Melbourne Cup and Kentucky Derby

Maison Mumm and David Guetta collaborate in advance of Melbourne Cup and Kentucky Derby

Stephane Cardinale Maison Mumm and David Guetta have announced their second collaboration, with the musician reimagining the classic Mumm bottle, and in November, launching a music video. Mumm says there will be a ‘digital activation’ for one of its marketing campaigns, to be released through its social networks at the...
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Gala Italia: New York gets a taste of the best Italian wines

The 31st edition of Gala Italia certainly proved to be a lavish, elegant and classy event at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Italian Wine & Food Institute’s (IWFI) event combines delectable wines with good food amongst enjoyable company. Chef Ashfer Biju and pastry chef Michael Mignano served enticing dishes with appetizing, high-end...

Brancott Estate and BlueChilli offer A$35,000 prize for the best, most innovative wine idea

From February 4 to March 6, Brancott Estate and BlueChilli have teamed up to find the best ideas on how to revolutionize the way people enjoy wine, with a cash prize of A$35,000 on offer.    Their Winexplorer challenge seeks to find five finalists who have pitched their best ideas for wine through Brancott Estate’s...

Brancott Estate launches new vintages for 2015 in limited-edition World of Wearable Art bottles

Top Into the Blue and Rosebud with Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate chief winemaker. Above The two new limited-edition Brancott Estate bottles. With the Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art (WOW) Awards’ Show back again for 2015, the famed winemaker and naming rights’ sponsor of the event has released two limited-edition bottles along with new vintages...

Cîroc Vodka’s the drink at British GQ’s 18th annual Men of the Year awards

Lower photograph by David M. Benett British GQ hosted its 18th annual Men of the Year awards, in association with Hugo Boss, with Diageo’s Cîroc Vodka providing the cocktails and prizes of magnum bottles at the Royal Opera House event on Tuesday. Cîroc also sponsored the Solo Artist award, won by singer Sam Smith, on...
Keeping it natural: Stoneleigh launches Wild Valley range of wild-fermented wines

Keeping it natural: Stoneleigh launches Wild Valley range of wild-fermented wines

Stoneleigh launched its Wild Valley range at the end of last week, a line-up of wild-fermented New Zealand wines comprising a 2015 Marlborough sauvignon blanc and a 2014 Marlborough pinot noir.    The Stoneleigh Wild Valley wines get their complexity from nature, fermented by indigenous yeasts that are naturally present in the Rapaura, Marlborough vineyards....

Jacob’s Creek introduces Double Barrel range in New Zealand

Jacob’s Creek’s new Double Barrel range has made it across the Tasman, with Kiwis now able to sample chief winemaker Bernard Hickin’s successful concept of finishing wine in aged whisk(e)y barrels, the reverse of ageing whisky in old wine barrels. He believes that this hasn’t been done before, and the company has opted to use...
Jameson Irish Whiskey unveils limited-edition bottle for St Patrick's Day 2015

Jameson Irish Whiskey unveils limited-edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day 2015

Jameson has shown its 2015 limited-edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day, designed by award-winning Dublin-based illustrator, Steve Simpson.    This marks the fifth limited-edition bottle from the Irish whiskey brand, with a contemporary take, featuring Dubliner phrases on a map of the city. The story that Simpson wanted to convey was a personal one: ‘Wherever...

Stoneleigh hosts pop-up bar for Volvo Ocean Race’s Auckland stopover

From top The Stoneleigh pop-up bar at the Auckland stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. Scenes at sea over the weekend during the Volvo Ocean Race: from the all-women Team SCA, where Sam Davies and crew sail past a traditional Vietnamese fishing boat; and on board Dongfeng Race Team. When the Volvo Ocean Race hits...
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 were taken by New Zealanders...