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China demand driving world wine market growth

China is expected to be the world’s seventh largest wine consumer by 2013 as the nation’s thirst for vintages continues to grow amid an economic boom. The country will consume around 1.26 billion bottles of wine in 2013, an increase of about 32 percent from 2009, according to findings of Vinexpo, organiser of one of [...]

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Christian Lacroix eyeing comeback

Lacroix’s ready-to-wear and haute couture might be things of the past following the French fashion label’s bankruptcy last year, but the label will be branching out into stationery, sunglasses, and home decoration. According to fashion trade paper Women’s Wear Daily, Christian Lacroix has already signed deals for all four collections. His sunglasses range in collaboration [...]

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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera

Lamborghini‘s latest Gallardo Superleggera model adds horsepower and subtracts weight to create a menacing track-ready supercar that will hit 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and top 200 mph.

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Lily Safra Paid $103.4 Million for Giacometti

London-based billionaire Lily Safra is the buyer of the Alberto Giacometti sculpture that fetched a record $103.4 million at a London auction. “It was a freak result,” said Philip Hoffman, chief executive of the London-based Fine Art Fund. “But there are wealthy people out there desperate to buy rare pieces and when something important comes [...]

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World’s Most Expensive Wingtips

At an astonishing price of $10,000 per pair, Louis Vuitton is offering what are perhaps the world’s most expensive pair of men’s dress shoes for S/S 2010. The wingtip is called the Manhattan Richelieu and is handmade using Blake construction (to make the leather as supple as possible). This pair of Louis Vuitton men’s shoes [...]

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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

The 2011 Porsche 918 hybrid concept is set to debut tomorrow at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The 918 hybrid is powered by a 500 HP V8 engine along with two electric motors which supply an additional 218 HP. Porsche claims that it delivers up to 78 miles to the gallon and can travel 16 [...]

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