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Swanky Sips Rhum Room

Swanky Sips This winter we are warmed by the spirit of rum. The rarely sipped, often mixed, sometimes under-represented fermented sugarcane juice that can leave you with a hankering for more. The good stuff will rarely, if consumed in moderation, leave you with a hangover. However, chances of feeling the down side of the drink […]

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Swanky Sips: Bordeaux

Swanky Sips: Bordeaux   Bordeaux. It might as well be the first and the last word in French wine. From Château Lafite Rothschild to Château Latour, the world’s finest wines are produced in this famed region of southwest France. The UNESCO listed city which gives the area its name has the highest concentration of preserved […]

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Flights of Wine – Portugal

One of the rarest places to find a good bottle of wine may be 38,000 feet in the air. TAP Air Portugal has flipped the script on that notion and is elevating the inflight wine experience. By harvesting some of the best wines in the country, the airline has created an inflight wine experience that […]

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Palmaz Vineyards

From the first glimpse of the distinctive, handcrafted label, the wine lover begins to understand the Palmaz family ethos: “Love the land, know the grape and make wine that honors both.” To those familiar with the brand, a bottle of wine created by the Palmaz family evokes elegance, luxury, and the anticipation of pleasure on […]

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Alfresco 64 – A Chivas Bar

Lebua has partnered with Chivas Scotland to create an exclusive whisky bar, 800 feet in the air, at the Dome at lebua in Bangkok. It probably does not surprise you that a traveler finds himself in a bar while in Thailand, so here I am, perched atop the city in its hottest new bar. My […]

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Swanky Sips – Baker Street Social, Bali

Life is simply too glorious not to embrace the unusual. Meet our signature libations, each crafted with an equal amount of artistry and fervor. -Baker Street Social After spending a few weeks in Indonesia, I had had my fill of Bintang, the local pilsner style beer, and was desperate to find a good cocktail. While […]

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Swanky Sips – Uruguay’s Bodega Garzon

Proximity to the ocean and cool clean breezes have a positive impact on wine and Bodega Garzon takes full advantage of their prime position in Uruguay. Pioneered by Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, whose other winery properties include Aceitera Colinas de Garzón (Uruguay), Argento (Argentina), Vistalba (Argentina), Podere Brizio (Montalcino), Renwood (California), Chateau Suau (Bordeaux), and Dievole...

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Valle de Guadalupe, Baja Mexico

When one thinks of the wine producing regions of the world many places come to mind: Bordeaux or Champagne in France, La Rioja in Spain, Piedmont or Tuscany in Italy, Warra Warra Australia, Napa California, Mendoza Argentina… Even New York’s Finger Lakes or the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia produce quality wines that compete in […]

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I grew up with those famous Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry commercials in the ‘70s. You remember them: A stylish, clearly executive woman with lush raven hair invites a man back to her apartment for, gasp, a Harvey’s on the rocks. The brilliantly suggestive marketing ploy established sherry as an adult, even naughty drink, a far […]

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