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Celebrity in a bottle for your consumption

Celebrities have branded themselves with just about everything. Diddy, international mogul, just released a new line of flavored vodkas and Mariah Carey is promoting her new champagne with drunken public appearances. Many of the brands may not appear at your local beverage shops and the existence alone of some may be surprising…

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France vaunts ’40 virtues’ of Armagnac

Armagnac, is celebrating its 700th birthday with a new marketing push vaunting its “40 virtues” as a drink that is good for the body and good for the soul.

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Perrier Jouët – Makiko Takehara

This year, to celebrate the release of the Cuvée Belle Epoque 2002, Perrier-Jouët embarked on a creative collaboration with Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara. She has interpreted 20 legendary Perrier-Jouët vintages, from the oldest in Champagne, the PJ 1825, to the first of the new millennium. Makiko Takehara’s compositions provide a singularly artistic perspective of [...]

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Sakura Collection Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot, has teamed up with designers L’Atelier LZC to create the Sakura Collection. (Sakurea is Japanese for Cherry Blossom). The Sakura Rosé Box is inspired by the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom and the Japanese tradition for spring “Sakura” parties—which entail celebrating the short but majestic flowering of cherry trees by picnicking [...]

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World cognac sales plunge in 2009

Worldwide sales of cognac fell for the second year in a row in 2009 with a 12.4 percent drop, even sharper than the 6.2-percent fall in 2008. Nearly 130 million bottles were shipped last year, compared to 148.2 million in 2008, said the BNIC national trade office, based in the Cognac region of France.

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Macallan Linley Whisky Case

Recently, Macallan unveiled an exquisite whisky cabinet handcrafted from English Burr Oak, by Viscount Linley. It was produced solely for Harrods and contains six bottles of vintage Macallan malt whisky from 1937, 1940, 1948, 1955, 1966 and 1970. It is handcrafted from English Burr Oak and also includes six bespoke Linley crystal tumblers as well [...]

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