Friday, May 8, 2009 2:20PM - By Joe Wertz
No liquid beyond water is more storied than wine. It’s the subject of literature and art, legend and myth. Good batches are part science: climate, grape genetics, yeast growth, water impurities and otherwise. The best wines are an almost indefinable art, an essence, feeling or quality that many try to bottle, but few ever uncork. To celebrate those wines that have become legendary to collectors around the world, here are the 10 most expensive bottles of wine in the world.
Monday, May 4, 2009 2:00PM - By Joe Wertz
Gumball Rally 3000 Pictures – On Saturday, more than 120 racing teams chirped out of Los Angeles and barreled for the Nevada desert. Some drivers sharply squealed off the starting line, others revved and roared away as the flag for their interval was dropped. This year’s Gumball 3000 is out of the gate, and teams are making their way from West to East Coast. By the time the storied road rally ends Friday in Miami, the teams and fans will have amassed tales of speed and party-fueled mayhem that rival those surrounding any motorsport. StyleCrave was there for the start– check out our full coverage of the event and exclusive photos after the jump…
Friday, May 1, 2009 3:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Most Expensive Cognac: To bear the name “cognac”, this 300-year-old spirit must be produced from a specific blend of grapes, distilled twice in copper stills and then aged for at least two years in French oak casks– and that’s just for the cheap stuff. The liquid is made, quite literally, from the waters of life, and some collectors have dedicated the finances of their own lives to its pursuit. Want to learn a bit more about some of the most expensive cognac ever made? Pull out a snifter, pass the Courvoisier and hit the jump for 10 of the most expensive cognacs ever bottled. [image courtesy: smadness]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:30PM - By Mike Payne
The words “Decadent and Depraved” won’t appear on the official marketing materials for this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. 39 years ago, however, those were the very words used by iconic journalist Hunter S. Thompson to describe this classic American sporting event. “It’s a fantastic scene– thousands of people fainting, crying, copulating, trampling each other and fighting with broken whiskey bottles…”
In one of his most significant works, Thompson made his own experience the spectacle of the event he was tasked to cover, and it was there that his own unique brand of journalism would be born. Want to experience that for yourself? Here is our guide on how to re-live this year’s Kentucky Derby in the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson. Don’t forget to pack your whiskey– or your mace.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Man has been burning beast since he first tamed flames, but the relatively simple process of barbecuing has evolved with a fever pitch over time. Today, the art of grilling has been made bigger and better by adding shiny stainless steel, multiple burners, wheels, thermometers, refrigerators and even touch screens. Before you dust off that clamshell Weber, Big Green Egg or try to remember what kind of valve your empty propane tank has, hit the jump to see how rich folk will be getting their grill on this Spring.
Friday, March 27, 2009 12:30PM - By Meieli Detoni
The Most Expensive Men’s Shoes | In a time when most large shoe brands have outsourced their labor, a handful of boutique shoe craftsmen have remain committed to the quality and care of an expert touch. While some may opt for a $20 pair of mass produced shoes at Target, there are others who appreciate the work of a true craftsman. When it comes to the craft of shoe making, the following 10 are some of the finest ever made– and also the most expensive. In a celebration of the historic craft of shoe making, here are 10 of the most expensive men’s shoes in the world.
Friday, March 13, 2009 1:05PM - By Adam Brown
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Finally, that one day of the year when we can all get together and get completely hammered on a weeknight without having to come up with an excuse like “my dog died” or “I got fired” or “it’s Wednesday.” Nope, no bullshit excuses to justify your chronic alcoholism and long suffering liver on St. Pat’s day, just shitty green beer, good friends (hopefully) and lots of bar fights (double hopefully). And let’s face it, by the end of the night, you’re going to be slurring your curse words and saying sexually inappropriate stuff to chicks anyway, why not let your fellow party-goers know what to expect from you ahead of time by rocking one of these equally offensive t-shirts?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:00PM - By Mike Payne
Photographer and artist Mike Stimpson has a sense of humor when it comes to the images that have shaped our world. While history’s greatest photographs have represented some of the highest peaks and the lowest failures of humanity, Stimpson represents them with a child-like sense of humor. He rebuilds them with Legos. Dubbed the “Classics in Lego” collection, Mike Stimpson has shared a playful, new perspective on photography’s best, from politics to war to sports and the achievements of humanity. Kudos to Mike Stimpson, enjoy the photography, readers! [mike stimpson, more pics at flickr]
Friday, March 6, 2009 4:30PM - By Mike Payne
The Geneva Motor Show is in a class of its own. While we here in the United States celebrate our auto conferences with much pride, car fans the world over recognize the Geneva Motor Show as the absolute best, the cream of the crop for luxury sports cars and rare automobiles. The 2009 Geneva Motor Show did not disappoint– as some of the greatest, fastest, greenest and most expensive cars in the world were shown off for an international audience. Here’s your chance to see them all in one place– the absolute best of the Geneva Motor Show 2009…