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The Dalmore perfect pairing: smoke and whiskey

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Fine wine, Luxury Lifestyle, New York City, What is luxury |

They’re calling it the perfect pairing of smoke and whiskey, or malt scotch whiskey. This is not exactly a single malt given all the added flavor blends, but it is special. The packaging is beautiful, the symbolism rich, especially when they tease us with the fact that this product was pulled from the market in 2009 with no...

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Chateau d’Yquem Comet Vintage 1811

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Fine wine |

Chateau d’Yquem indisputably produces one of Bordeaux’s most famous wines. On July 26, 2011, a two-hundred-year-old Comet Vintage bottle, of which there are only 10 confirmed bottles left in the world, sold for a Guiness world record-breaking amount for a white wine, or £75,000 ($117,000 depending on when you do the GBP/USD conversion) to a former wine sommelier. Meet Christian Vanneque. Back in 1967, the 21-year-old was hired as France’s youngest chef sommeliers by the...

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