Friday, July 24, 2009 12:45PM - By Mike Payne
National Tequila Day – Today, July 24th, is the not-so-officially-recognized National Tequila Day in the U.S. Since we here at StyleCrave love us some tequila, margaritas and other agave-inspired cocktails, we thought we’d share some tips on how to experience National Tequila Day in the best way possible. First, we suggest doing a little research, picking up a bottle or two of a special tequila, gathering some cocktail recipes and putting a group together. Remember, tequila hangovers can be legendary, so take note of your favorite hangover cures as well. Hit the jump for the roundup of National Tequila Day news and details to celebrate this day right!
Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:30PM - By Alex Ion
Publisher Kraken Opus is working on a limited edition $1 million wine book for the wealthy wine connoisseur. Dubbed the Wine Opus, the 30kg book showcases the world’s top 100 wineries on over 850 pages and is scheduled to be published in 2010. But except from costing a whopping $1 million, the book also packs a six-bottle case of wine from each of the listed wineries. And if our math is correct that’s a scorching wine collection of 600 bottles of wine that will adorn your cellar. Definitely a “one of a kind”, only 100 books will ever see the print, with 25 already pre-ordered. [via Luxuo]
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:00PM - By Joe Wertz
Grand cognac brand Rémy Martin has opened its historic estate and is leading snifter-sippers through luxury tours of its famed private cellar. Les Rendez-Vous Rémy Martin is centered around the alchemy behind Louis XIII, the company’s acclaimed 100-year oak-aged batch, which guests will be treated to, along with an exclusive lunch and dinner prepared by the estate’s executive chef, Philippe Saint Romas, who has worked in acclaimed kitchens at Hôtel de Crillon and Alain Ducasse. The tour includes instruction by Pierrette Trichet, the only female cognac cellar master, who will teach guests how to blend the drink to their specific palate. [via luxist]
Monday, July 13, 2009 2:00PM - By Joe Wertz
The World Series of Poker 2009 will come to an end this Wednesday, July 15th, awarding it’s winner a multi-million dollar paycheck. Since the WSOP saw it’s emergence as a big-media event in this decade, the purse money has climbed upwards of $12 million for one winner. So which savvy poker stars have taken home this swelling prize in recent years? And in the competition’s history, who are it’s biggest winners? Here is a list of the five poker stars who have taken home the most winnings from the biggest even in the world of poker.
Thursday, July 2, 2009 11:30AM - By Alex Ion
In a snazzy bit of marketing, Dom Perignon is offering their customers the chance to taste two of their most exquisite champagnes. Included in the intoxicating Dom Perignon Twin Set there’s a Vintage 1995 bottle along with the refined Oenothèque 1995. The Vintage 1995 has more vim in its microbubble and is flavored with golden honey, marzipan and wet straw with a golden honey, while the Oenothèque 1995 hints of mineral, oyster shell, toast, smoke and peat. Yours for $550 at Crush Wine and Spirits. [BornRich via TheAwesomer]
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:30PM - By Mike Payne
When it comes to California Chardonnays, it’s tough to beat the product of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. However, getting a solid Russian River Chardonnay under $20 isn’t an easy task. The Chardonnay of Hayman & Hill is one of the few to be had under $20 that’ll please the palette of amateur and afficionado alike. To the nose, Hayman & Hill Chardonnay has aromas of pear and pineapple which were apparent in its flavor as well. Beyond the fruit base, this chardonnay has subtle flavorings of butter and oak, with the latter not overpowering the warm fruit flavors. In all, we were quite pleased with this Chard, and for the price it is likely we’ll be picking up another bottle quite soon.
- Hayman & Hill 2005 Russian River Valley Private Selection
- Chardonnay; 13.5 abv
- StyleCrave Rating: B
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Thursday, June 4, 2009 2:31PM - By Mike Payne
So what are gift are you getting for Dad this coming Father’s Day? Skip the neckties, the golf accessories and the desk toys and get the man what he really wants– beer, copious amounts of beer. A gift subscription to the Beer of the Month Club gets him 12 fine, microbrewed beers each month from breweries all over the world. To see why we think this is the perfect idea for Father’s Day, hit the jump for our review.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:00AM - By Mike Payne
David Carradine Dies at 72 – One of the silver screen’s original bad asses passed away today in Bangkok, Thaliand. Actor David Carradine was reportedly found dead in his hotel room this morning, news that has spread quite quickly, details still coming in. Carradine is most recently remembered for his portrayal of “Bill” in Quentin Taratineo’s Kill Bill films, in addition to a long history of Kung Fu films in which he starred. We’re personally fond of David Carradine’s role as “Frankenstein” in Death Race 2000, a film every man must see before they can truly call themselves men. Read more about David Carradine at BeatCrave. To see Carradine as “Frankenstein”, hit the jump…
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:45PM - By Michael McCleary
It’s spring time and love is in the air… time to get naked! Naked Chardonnay that is. This 100% Chardonnay out of Santa Barbara is fermented in stainless steel, not a touch of oak even near it. If fresh and crisp are things you treasure in a chilled white wine this will satisfy your every need. This is no ordinary Chardonnay, peach, pear, even banana come out in the nose. Nice citrus notes follow along with the sharp acidity. The flavor does not disappoint though. Pear, apple, and peach are prevalent with a surprisingly long finish. No oak, no butter, just clean and crisp. Oh yeah, and if you need a nice conversation starter at your next gathering, check out the label. See if you can’t find the dancers in the vines… This is a delightful retreat from the usual “Chard”, bright, refreshing, an easy drink with a great personality. So go on, get naked and enjoy yourself!
- Four Vines Santa Barbara County 2007
- “Naked” Chardonnay, 13.9 abv
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