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Henri’s Reserve – A Curated Champagne e-Boutique

J. Dumangin Fils Rosé Champagné With the Oscar’s coming up this weekend, hosting an intimate, glamorous dinner party at home calls for a fine bottle of Champagne (with good food, of course). I recently came across Henri’s Reserve, an e-boutique that specializes in curating small, artisan Champagne houses. They sell its best Champagnes that connoisseurs would know about but not easily found in wine shops (at least within NYC). I recently gotten myself J. Dumangin Fils Rosé Champagné NV ($55). I couldn’t find this particular house’s Champagnes around New York City but have heard of it because of Paul McCartney..

Henri's Reserve – A Curated Champagne e-Boutique

J. Dumangin Fils Rosé Champagné With the Oscar’s coming up this weekend, hosting an intimate, glamorous dinner party at home calls for a fine bottle of Champagne (with good food, of course). I recently came across Henri’s Reserve, an e-boutique that specializes in curating small, artisan Champagne houses. They sell its best Champagnes that connoisseurs would know about but not easily found in wine shops (at least within NYC). I recently gotten myself J. Dumangin Fils Rosé Champagné NV ($55). I couldn’t find this particular house’s Champagnes around New York City but have heard of it because of Paul McCartney..

Spirits And (A Few) Still Wines Gift Guide 2011

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

Champagne & Sparkling Wines Gift Guide 2011

It is still difficult to wrap my head around that it’s rolling toward the end of the year very quickly. I would presume the general consensus would be the same, too. To possibly make your life easier, I have created gift guides that hope to give you ideas as presents for friends or to your host/hostess who invited you to a holiday party or dinner. This particular guide – Champagnes and Sparkling wines – could make you look like a Champagne connoisseur or at least give a very good gift for someone who appreciates a good bottle of bubbly. I..

Champagne & Sparkling Wines Gift Guide 2011

It is still difficult to wrap my head around that it’s rolling toward the end of the year very quickly. I would presume the general consensus would be the same, too. To possibly make your life easier, I have created gift guides that hope to give you ideas as presents for friends or to your host/hostess who invited you to a holiday party or dinner. This particular guide – Champagnes and Sparkling wines – could make you look like a Champagne connoisseur or at least give a very good gift for someone who appreciates a good bottle of bubbly. I..

Armand de Brignac Champagnes – My Best Birthday Present Ever

Armand de Brignac Champagnes: Bottles and its boxes I received possibly the best birthday present by far: the entire line of Armand de Brignac Champagnes from a friend who lives in Paris, France. I was floored that I have the entire collection one of the premier Champagne brands in the world (and it’s considered #1 out of the 1,000 Champagnes blind tasted (may be read here from FINE Champagne Magazine). I am deeply humbled and grateful for having an amazing gift. Armand de Brignac Champagne is a prestige cuvée brand (think of the more prevalent Champagne houses in the United..

Ultimate Blast 2011

The crowd at Ultimate Blast 2011 Last Friday, October 14th was the 2nd annual Ultimate Blast 2011 at Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. This huge spirits and wine gala showcased “the best of the best” spirits, cocktails and wine for ticketholders to sip and savor. Many of the exhibitors of various spirits, cocktails and wines poured for the evening have been awarded high honors at the Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) competitions held earlier this year at Astor Center. Here’s some of the highlights of the evening: (more…)

Joseph Drouhin Wine Dinner at Tribeca Grill

Tribeca Grill (exterior), Inside the private dining room; Laurent Drohin of Joseph Drohin’s family & menu Last night I was invited to a Rue La La dinner partnered with Tribeca Grill featuring Joseph Drouhin wines from Burgundy, France. Laurent Drouhin, the great grandson of Joseph Drouhin joined the festivities for educating us his family’s wine and wine in general. This five-course dinner paired with wines seemed pretty epic. Setting and Drouhin Saint-Veran Entering Tribeca standby, co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert De Niro, it feels comfortable to have a casual dinner with friends and family or..

Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival with the Fordcast Tour

The beach near the Boardwalk Atlantic City, I haven’t seen you in over a decade of my life – and you have certainly changed for the better. The past weekend was the four-day long, 2nd Annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival. Lots of wines to imbibe on, with some food to sample and cooking demonstrations (let’s say wine & spirits to food ratio is about 2:1). And as expected, it was packed I think there’s at least 1,000 people filled the three large event rooms of Bally’s for the Grand Market. (I have attended one of AC F&W event,..