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Next Generation: The Release of the Dom Pérignon P2 2000

By Elite Traveler

Luxury travel should be celebrated, whether it’s for a special vacation or the return from a successful business trip. A true celebration calls for a chilled glass of fine champagne, and when it comes to celebrated fine champagne, Dom Pérignon is a true symbol of class and sophistication. The luxury champagne house is named after the Benedictine monk associated with […]

Penfolds Releases Its Annual Collection for 2018 – Including the 2014 Penfolds Grange

By Emma Reynolds

Australia’s oldest and most iconic winemaker, Penfolds, released its annual Penfolds Collection for 2018, including the 64th consecutive release of Grange, on October 18. Reflecting the best winemaking in Australia, sourced from multiple regions and vineyards, each bottle represents the long heritage of Penfolds (175 years to be exact). The showstopper of each collection year after year is Grange (a […]

Cocktail of the Week: Mezcal Mosquito, The Venetian

By Lauren Hill

Mosquito, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas 1 oz Mezcal 1 oz Campari 1 oz homemade ginger syrup 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice candied ginger to garnish Create this cocktail for National Mezcal Day (a celebration taking place across the United States on October 21st), by shaking all of the ingredients together, straining into a coupe glass and garnishing with […]

Cocktail of the Week: Love Letter Cobbler

By Lauren Hill

Love Letter Cobbler at Pulitzer Amsterdam 40 ml Rose petal infused Fino Sherry 20 ml Pekoe Jasmine 25 ml Melon purée 3 dashes Peychaud’s To make the Love Letter Cobbler, combine everything in a wine glass, add crushed ice and churn to chill and dilute. Top up with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig and rose bud. […]

Cocktail of the Week: A Miscellany of Inventions

By Lauren Hill

Over the Rainbow, Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London 45 ml Martell VS Cognac 15 ml Palo Cortado Sherry 15 ml Mozart dark chocolate liquor 15 ml mandarin juice 5 ml lemon juice To create this cocktail yourself, place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Serve over more ice. At Shangri-La Hotel at the […]

Christie’s and Balvenie Debut First-of-its-Kind Whisky Auction

By Lauren Hill

In partnership with Scottish whisky distillery The Balvenie, Christie’s Auction House has debuted a first-of-its-kind online auction lot made for true whisky connoisseurs. As well as including The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 4, a collection of five rare whiskies by the world’s longest serving malt master, David C. Stewart MBE, the lot encompasses a bespoke Morgan V8 Roadster, which was […]

Cocktail of the Week: Scarfes Bar, Rosewood London

By Lauren Hill

The Naturalist Cocktail, Inspired by Sir David Attenborough 45 ml Star of Bombay gin 5 ml soil distillate 15 ml hay vermouth 14 ml four flowers liqueur (rose, heather, hibiscus and elderflower) To make this cocktail, simply stir all of the ingredients together, strain into a tulip glass and garnish with a flower. The Naturalist cocktail was created by the […]

World of Fine Wine Announces Wine List Awards

By Lauren Hill

Earlier this month, award-winning publication, The World of Fine Wine, revealed the winners of its 2018 World’s Best Wine List Awards at a ceremony hosted in association with Gaggenau at Vintners Hall, London. The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, came out top, being named winner of the Wine List of the Year 2018, as well as being awarded […]

Cocktail of the Week: The St. Regis 75

By Lauren Hill

The St. Regis 75, The St. Regis Deer Valley 1.5 oz. Alpine St. Regis Barrel Select Gin 0.25 oz. Alpine Preserve liqueur 0.25 oz. simple syrup 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice Dry sparkling wine (to top) Lemon peel swath (to garnish) To begin, combine the Barrel Select Gin, Alpine Preserve, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add […]

Where to go for the Fall Wine Harvest

By Lauren Hill

Immerse yourself in the landscape, cuisine and celebrations of fall’s grape harvest by setting out for these flourishing wine regions and some of their most inviting wine-focused hotels. Domaine de Manville, Provence FRANCE With as many as nine different wine appellations, this is a region that’s noted for the diversity of its wine as well as the beauty of its […]