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Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2013

[Translate] It’s already February, believe or not, and that usually means it’s Valentine’s Day but interestingly enough, Chinese New Year falls four days before it (February 10, 2013). If you are giving gifts to your Valentine or if you happen to celebrate both Valentine’s and give gifts to family for Chinese New Year, hopefully, this gift guide would give you ideas, ranging from spirits, non-alcoholic beverages to food items. Spirits Bridget Firtle brings small batch rum back to New York from her Brooklyn-based distillery, The Noble Experiment NYC. Owney’s Rum is named after Owen Madden, a Prohibition-era rum runner from..


The Joy of Sake Preview Party at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

[Translate] The Joy of Sake’s Preview Party on Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya’s terrace Last night I attended Joy of Sake‘s preview party at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. At this party, a selection of 40 gold and silver award-winning sakes from the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal were served. Food served at the party Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya served a delicious, buffet-style appetizers and maki sushi. The restaurant’s signature fried chicken were delectable. A bit of crunch, juicy and delicious, especially with their chili sauce. When the waiters brought out the huge sushi platter, it caught the entire room’s attention. The..

Spirits And (A Few) Still Wines Gift Guide 2011

[Translate] Here’s my next holiday gift guide. As I’ve tweeted early this morning (as in around 12 AM), this mainly focuses for the cocktailian, a certain spirits connoisseur (Cognac, single malt scotch, etc.) and a few still wines that I found worth mentioning. Like my previous guides, if you’re reading this from your iPad or iPhone, you have to flip through my PDF. Happy Browsing! Open publication Previously published gift guides: Sweets & Desserts Champagnes & Sparkling wines

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Libations Edition

[Translate] As many of you are well aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. If you have a significant other to impress and he or she loves a good bottle of wine or spirit, this would be a good guide to have ideas, ranging from the celebratory bubbly (Champagne), fine bourbons, to gin and liqueurs that would fill up his or her bar at home. Bourbon Basil Hayden http://www.smallbatch.com This 80-proof bourbon is the lightest bodied bourbon whiskey in the family of Jim Beam small batch bourbons. This spicy bourbon with a hint of honey flavor and..

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Libations Edition

[Translate] As many of you are well aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. If you have a significant other to impress and he or she loves a good bottle of wine or spirit, this would be a good guide to have ideas, ranging from the celebratory bubbly (Champagne), fine bourbons, to gin and liqueurs that would fill up his or her bar at home. Bourbon Basil Hayden http://www.smallbatch.com This 80-proof bourbon is the lightest bodied bourbon whiskey in the family of Jim Beam small batch bourbons. This spicy bourbon with a hint of honey flavor and..