Category Archive: Reviews

Nov 19

Caliche Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Clear Country: Puerto Rico Caliche Rum is a new rum that was launched this Summer in a joint venture between nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber and Roberto Serralles, a Sixth Generation Rum Distiller whose family produces rums including Don Q. What makes Caliche is unique is that it is aged up to 5 …

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Nov 12

Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review

Type: Cabernet Sauvignon Color: Deep garnet Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Country: United States (Napa Valley) Thanks to my good friend and fellow blogger E. Maxine Lee of In A Fabulous World,I recently fell in wine all over again. One reason for this new spark is the extraordinary Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon. While I have enjoyed many wines, …

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Oct 31

2011 Ghost Winery Syrah Wine Review

Type: Syrah Color: Deep red Grapes: 100% Syrah Country: United States (Napa Valley) Each year Flora Springs creates a much anticipated, limited edition varietal to honor their historic ghost wine cellar built in 1885 and carefully restored by the winery’s founders, Flora and Jerry Komes. This year’s release is the 2011 Ghost Winery Syrah and …

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Sep 04

Trigo Reserva Añeja Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Light Amber Country: Puerto Rico A good friend of mine always brings back a bottle of something nice when he returns from a trip. On his last voyage to Puerto Rico he picked a bottle of rum that I wasn’t familiar with. Trigo Reserva Añeja is a straight forward but very tasty …

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Jun 07

Gambero Rosso Tuscany Red & White Wine Tasting

In their continued efforts to promote the great Italian culture, Gambero Rosso hosted a very unique and impressive private wine tasting earlier this week. The Gambero Rosso Tuscany Red & White Wine Tasting featured two of the wines at the heart of the zone’s production. The white, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, is from the fabled …

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Mar 20

Don Q Gran Añejo Rum Review

Type: Rum Color: Light Amber Country: Puerto Rico Don Q is a historical Rum brand that is synonymous with the island of Puerto Rico. Leading their premium portfolio is Don Q Gran Añejo Rum. Consisting of a blend aged between three and twelve years, this is one of the best sipping rums on the market. …

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Mar 11

Ayala Rosé Majeur Champagne Review

Type: Champagne Color: Peach Pink Grapes: 51% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier, 9% Mareuil-sur-Aÿ Country: France (Champagne) Ayala is a wonderful brand of champagne I came across in 2011 at the First Inaugural U.S. Champagne Grand Tasting. The portfolio I experienced showed a finesse and taste that really wowed me. While enjoying a …

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Feb 21

Tre Bicchieri Vinid’ Italia 2012 Italian Wine Tasting

The Tre Bicchieri Vinid’ Italia is a annual wine tasting featuring an all Italian wine portfolio. Last week was the New York stop and Flawless Crowns was invited. Hosted at the Metropolitan Pavillion, this event was definitely a moment as the wine was flowing with enough appetizers to feed a small village. Pin It

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Jan 20

Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne Review

Type: Champagne Color: Pale lemon Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Country: France (Champagne) Armand de Brignac Champagne, also known as Ace Of Spades, is a very popular ultra premium bubbly. I first experienced Armand de Brignac Champagne in or around 2006 when it first hit the United States market. I was less then impressed …

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Jan 20

Stolichnaya Elit Pristine Water Series Vodka Himalayan Edition

Elit by Stolichnaya is launching a new vodka The Himalayan Edition as part of their pristine water series. Stolichnaya has taken great care to handcraft the elit pristine water series, a unique vodka of unprecedented perfection and exclusivity for the most discerning palate.  The quest to find the world’s most pristine water sources has led …

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