All posts tagged: WINE BEER & SPIRITS

6 New Ways to Make Clear Cocktail Ice Spheres and Cubes

6 New Ways to Make Clear Cocktail Ice Spheres and Cubes

Looking for a micro-luxury? A wonderful and delicious experience that won’t break your budget? One word, dear reader: ice. Crystal clear artisanal ice is a luxury that many craft cocktail, whisky, and spirits drinkers swear by. Since we’re all stuck at home this winter thanks to COVID-19, we have to become our own master mixologists. And ice is essential to that effort. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has all the info we need. Here’s how to make (and where to buy) crystal clear ice cubes, ice balls and spheres that are perfect for cocktails and whiskey whenever the closest bar has to be the one at your home.

What are the Best Craft Beers to Spread Cheer this Winter?

What are the Best Craft Beers to Spread Cheer this Winter?

As we settle into the winter months, we’ve got some simple joys to look forward to. Quiet nights in front of the fireplace. Or not-so-quiet nights in front of a large screen TV. Whether your agenda includes watching lots of sports or reading lots of books, a great craft beer can be an excellent addition to the action. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has curated a list of 8 of the best craft beers to spread some cheer this winter holiday season and beyond, including IPA, stout and sour. Take that, coronavirus!

The ultimate luxury gift guide of the best gifts from France for Francophiles

The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: The Best from France

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who really loves Paris, and all things French? Perhaps someone who’s hooked on Emily in Paris and looking to keep that buzz going? For the Francophiles on your luxury gift list, we’ve got more than a dozen ideas to help get you started. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has curated our ultimate luxury holiday gift guide for Francophiles, with the best gifts and brands from France, for those who love Paris and all things French. If they cannot travel to France this year, you can help bring the joie de vivre home to them.

The 25 Absolutely Best Luxury Advent Calendars of 2020

The 25 Absolutely Best Luxury Advent Calendars of 2020

Part of the fun of holiday 2020 is all the Advent Calendars that have a little treat for every day from December 1-25. Whether you’re looking for beauty, fragrance, gourmet food or wine and spirits, there’s a luxury advent calendar out there to suit you for holiday 2020. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up the 25 best luxury Advent Calendars this year.

Luxury Gifts for Japanophiles

The Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide: The Best from Japan

Is someone on your luxury gift list a Japanophile – someone who loves Japan and its culture? Then why not get them a luxury gift from or about the country? We’ve got lots of ideas on what to buy for luxury gifts for anyone who loves or wants to know more about Japanese culture. Our ultimate luxury holiday gift guide for Japanophiles, with the best gifts and brands from Japan, for those who love Japanese food, art and culture.