VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

A vibrant Dutch tipple conveniently and handsomely packaged

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More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92‘s Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated onto the bag design, anyone can easily perfect this classic concoction. The…

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Marius by michel chapoutier

Marius by michel chapoutier

Grenache Syrah Pays d'Oc

Marius Red is a wine that combines power, complexity and elegance.

“A good wine is a wine you want to taste again”, my great grandfather used to say.
This wine carries his message as well as the warmth of the soil in the South of France where this wine is rooted.
Conviviality, that of a man who likes to share. By mastering the grapes of the Rhone Valley of which secrets I wanted to reveal.

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Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails

Recipes and history from the celebrated eight-year-old East Village bar

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In demand bartenders David Kaplan and Alex Day—along with regular Nick Fauchald—tasked themselves with the ambitious goal of creating the ultimate cocktail book. If detailing the exact recipes of more than 500 cocktails created over eight years at NYC’s Death & Companywasn’t enough, the trio also decided to divulge…

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East London Liquor Company

East London Liquor Company

Bringing distilling back to the East End with distinct craft spirits done in the old style

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Gin has long been the classic London drink, and the spirit is making a comeback in the city’s cocktail scene. At the border of Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, a new distillery and bar, East London Liquor Company, is bringing locally made gin back to the area, which has an extensive history of…

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Man on wine mission in the Outer Hebrides

Man on wine mission in the Outer Hebrides

 The driest September on record and an audacious, teetotal ex-missionary have combined to make wine from the most northerly vineyard in the UK.

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The unseasonably dry September has allowed Donald Hope to produce a wine on the island of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, from the 2014 vintage, reported the Scotsman.

Hope, 70, a retired ex-missionary from County Durham has harvested about 600lb…

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Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum

Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum

An island spirt with a rich history and strong character that needs no mixer

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Nearly 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Madagascar lies the island nation of Mauritius. Known mostly for its beaches and lush mountains, Mauritius is also home to a long tradition of rum-making, utilizing the island’s rich sugarcane crops. The Medine Distillery has been producing rum since 1926 and the Penny Blue…

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When in Rome top 5 wine bars

When in Rome top 5 wine bars

When imbibing in Rome there is perhaps no better destination than an enoteca – essentially a wine bar and shop with food.

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The concept of an enoteca is simple; to offer punters the chance to sample wines by the glass with the option on buying a bottle to take home, while tucking into a menu of traditional fare.

Over the past 20 years or so Rome’s enotecas have become increasingly popular with…

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Mirabeau en Provence’s Vibrant Rosé

Mirabeau en Provence’s Vibrant Rosé

 Two crisp, refreshing options from the French winery

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Rosé consumption has reached a fever pitch—and rightfully so, as there’s a beautiful ease to its modern elegance and a gentleness in the way it complements many meals. But with the surge in demand, there’s now a market flooded with options, and selecting the right one can become a bewildering process. Thankfully there is Mirabeau Wine—now…

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A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais

have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.

The fearless troop were cajoled into disrobing by pioneering “natural” winemaker Mathieu Lapierre, who makes a brief(less) appearance in the calendar as the May centrefold, having been snapped straddling a grape press.

The images are taken by Slovakian photographer Misenka Plantaznik, who joins the Lapierre team during the harvest.

He was pleasantly surprised by the willingness of the pickers to take part in the project.

One hundred copies of the calendar have been made and will be given to friends and family as gifts. We at team db salute you brave souls.

Click through for the full gallery – *warning* contains nudity.

 

 

 

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French harvesters strip for nude calendar A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.
The Green Wine Company – Airén Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The Green Wine Company aims to create a balanced ecosystem in vineyards, with  passionate winegrowers. Between the vines  flowers and herbs are growing, ladybugs fly and  bees are buzzing .

The Green Wine Company – Airén Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The Green Wine Company aims to create a balanced ecosystem in vineyards, with  passionate winegrowers. Between the vines  flowers and herbs are growing, ladybugs fly and  bees are buzzing .

Calvados time

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I can feel it in the air and see it in the long shadows.  It might not be official yet, but fall is here.  Rad.  This is my favorite time of year.  The tourists are gone, the air is warm, and the wind turns offshore.  That also means it’s time to put away the margaritas and make some fall cocktails.  It’s time to buy a bottle of Calvados.

Calvados is an apple brandy made in Normandy, in the same…

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2013 | Grüner Veltliner Granit

2013 | Grüner Veltliner Granit

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Origin: Austria – Wachau | Variety: Grüner Veltliner | Producer: Domäne Wachau

 
Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most renowned wineries, based in Austria’s most prestigious wine growing region, the Wachau. Steep terraced vineyards, a cool, marginal climate and meagre primary rock soils define the wines.
The foothills of an ancient granite- and gneiss plateau extend to the Wachau and shape the…

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Wine Aroma Wheel

found on: Wine Folly

Wine Aroma Wheel

found on: Wine Folly

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Bodega Navarro Correas
Winery and Visitor Center
Redesigning, enlargement and new building construction.
Winery (fermentation aisle and wine cellar).
Landscaping and interior design.
2003 (completion date).
Client: Diageo Argentina S.A.

Project designer: Eliana Bórmida and Mario Yanzón, architects.
Project managers: Mónica Gómez, Sonia Enriz, Alejandro Grinberg, Domingo Martinez and Mónica Schilardi, architects.
Site managers: Sonia Enriz, Alejandro Grinberg, Domingo Martinez and Mónica Schilardi, architects.
Structural Engineer: Miguel Drake and Sanmartino, engineers.
Main contractor: Agrinco and Carlos Blanco, engineers.
Built area: 5.000 m2

Website: www.ncorreas.com
Location: San Francisco del Monte 1555. Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina

S.O.W. Part 43: Bodega Navarro Correas Bodega Navarro Correas Winery and Visitor Center Redesigning, enlargement and new building construction. Winery (fermentation aisle and wine cellar).

Bernard-Massard Sélection Brut

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Luxembourg is not exactly the first country that springs to mind when talking about wine. Still this tiny country is the biggest producer of wine of the tree Low Country’s also known as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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