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COGNAC
CRAFT
FRANCE
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TESSERON COGNAC
Tesseron Cognac
It comes as no surprise that Tesseron Cognac—with its family lineage at the pinnacle of winemaking—is among the more graceful and interesting offerings in the world of brandy. Alfred Tesseron is the current director of the stunning estate in the...
ABSOLUT ELYX
ART PARTIES
BARTENDERS
COCKTAILS
CREATIVE TIME
NYC
Creative Time's Fall Ball Cocktails
For their annual Fall Ball, NYC-based arts production organization Creative Time hosted a slumber party. And—since it was created by the people who brought Kara Walker's epic Domino Sugar Factory exhibition to Brooklyn—this was no ordinary sleepover...
COCKTAILS
HOLIDAY DRINKS
INFUSIONS
PROHIBITION
PUNCH
RUM
SPIRITS
THE HUB PUNCH
History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch
When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant...
COFFEE
COFFEE MACHINES
ESPRESSO
HOME GOODS
COFFEE CULTURE
KITCHEN GOODS
LA MARZOCCO
La Marzocco Home
Making your own espresso just got serious: Florence-based La Marzocco has recently made their professional-grade espresso machines (previously only available for commercial use) for the home. La Marzocco Home offers customizable GS3 espresso machines...
BRIGHTON
CHEFS
COOKING
DOUGLAS MCMASTER
ENGLAND
NO WASTE
NORDIC NATIONS
RESTAURANTS
UK
ECO-FRIENDLY
SUSTAINABILITY
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
ALCOHOL
COGNAC
BLACK PEARL
LUXURY
REMY MARTIN
BACCARAT
FRENCH
HISTORY
LIMITED EDITIONS
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
WINE
NAPA
VINEYARDS
CALIFORNIA
INTERVIEWS
TERROIR WINES
COMMUNITY
FRANCE
SOUTH AFRICA
Terroir Life Wines
by Janine Stankus To oenophiles, the term "terroir" refers to wind, rain, soil, sun, diurnal shifts—all the elements that imbue wine with its distinct character. It’s the “biography of wine,” notes Ali Banks, Terroir Life co-founder, but one which...
CAFE
FAMILY OWNED
FRENCH CUISINE
FUSION
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
MICHELIN
MODERN CUISINE
PARIS
SEAFOOD
TEA
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
BERLIN
COLD PRESSED JUICE
GERMANY
HEALTH
JUICING
DRINKS
NUTRITION
Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
CULTURE
EXHIBITS
FOOD+DRINK
KETCHUP
NYC
POP UPS
POTATOES
RESTAURANTS
Sir Kensington's "Fries of New York" Exhibit
Four years ago, Scott Norton and Mark Ramadan brought Sir Kensington's condiments to life. With so many mustards on the market, the two longtime friends thought, "Why not ketchup?" In the time since, the artisanal operation has grown, finding itself...
COFFEE
GIFT
HOEFLER FRERE JONES
HOLIDAY
MINIMAL
NYC
NEW DESIGN
PHILANTHROPY
ROASTERS
SUSTAINABILITY
Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
AUSTRALIA
BLOGS
BOOKS
COOKING
CROWD-FUNDING
FARM TO TABLE
FOOD
KICKSTARTER
Rohan Anderson's The Nursery Project
After being faced with a laundry list of health issues stemming from a life lacking luster and a diet full of processed foods, Australia's Rohan Anderson decided to make a comprehensive life change. As documented on his ever-inspiring blog Whole...
CATERING
COCKTAILS
COOKBOOKS
COOKING
DIY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
NYC
RECIPES
CULINARY ART
Inspired Bites Cookbook
The word "catering" often conjures images of bowties, pigs in blankets or gaudy silver chafing dishes. Seeking to break out of that mold, chef Bob Spiegel and designer TJ Girard joined forces to create Pinch Food Design, an innovative approach to...
WOODEN FURNITURE
VIDEO
PDT
LEATHER
JIM MEEHAN
DESIGN
COCKTAILS
CHV
BARTENDING
BAR CART
Cool Hunting Video: The Sidecar Bar Cart
For his latest collaboration with Moore and Giles, expert bartender Jim Meehan—of PDT fame—decided to take a stab at creating the ultimate bar cart. Going above and beyond, Meehan focused on creating a super-durable and highly functional cart that...
HALLOWEEN
LONDON
PABST
PIZZA
DALSTON
DRINK
FOOD
HOLIDAYS
PIES
PUMPKIN
SLICES
Voodoo Ray’s Halloween Pizzas
Dalston’s Voodoo Ray’s is one of the few places in London where you can get NYC-style pizza slices. Constantly playing around with flavor combinations and inventing new pie variations, the joint has a loyal following and there’s always two or three...
COFFEE
COFFEE CULTURE
COFFEE ROASTERS
OHIO
SMALL BATCH
BEANS
SINGLE ORIGIN
Wood Burl Coffee Roasters
Picking up a bag of fresh, locally roasted coffee is no longer limited to major cities. After 10 years working professionally in the coffee business, Brett Barker decided to turn his personal hobby of home roasting into a full-time job. Setting up...
COCKTAIL BARS
COCKTAILS
LONDON
SPIRITS
WHITE LYAN
East London's White Lyan Cocktail Bar
London's appreciation of a good cocktail can easily be traced back to 1891, but right now the craft resurgence is at a new high point: solid offerings continue to pop up across the metropolitan with an array of well-made classic and neo-classic drinks...
BARTENDERS
COCKTAIL BARS
COCKTAILS
LAS VEGAS
SALVATORE CALABRESE
THE CROMWELL
COOKING
NEGRONI
Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell, Las Vegas
There are few people in the spirits world with a name as recognizable as Salvatore Calabrese. Yes, he held the world record for most expensive cocktail (pricey because of the rare, vintage cognac he used dating back to 1778). But more importantly...
MASTER OF WOOD
SCOTCH
SCOTLAND
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
SINGLE MALTS
THE MACALLAN
WHISKY
The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch
Imagine trying to run a business where what you make today gets turned into products 12 to more than 60 years from now. How could you possibly forecast volume and preferences? That's exactly what many Scottish whisky companies try to do. The Macallan...
CAMPING
CLIMBING
MONTANA
NATURAL FOODS
OUTDOORS
PORTLAND
SPORTS
SUPPLEMENTS
Voke Tab: Pocket-Sized Energy Boost
When Kalen Caughey was a high school student and avid skier at Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he encountered a mechanical problem that many an extreme athlete has faced before: his coffee kept spilling. In search of a...
BLENDED SCOTCH
DEWARS
SCOTCH
SCOTLAND
BLENDED WHISKY
WHISKEY
WHISKY
DEWARS
Dewar's Limited Edition 15 Year Old
On our recent Scotland trip to visit the distilleries producing the single malt master notes of Dewar's Blended Scotch Whisky, we were tipped off to their new limited release Dewar's 15 Year Old. Today, the spirit becomes available stateside, and...
HERBS
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
HANGOVER
HEALTH
NATURAL
REMEDIES
WELL-BEING
WELLNESS
ORGANIC
A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary
Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create...
ALCOHOL
APPLE PIE
CORN WHISKEY
MOONSHINE
SPIRITS
TENNESSEE
MADE IN USA
American Born Moonshine
There's something rugged and pioneering about the history of moonshine. Whether it's Appalachian myths and the human spirit, the Whiskey Rebellion post-War of Independence, or a prominent surge during American Prohibition when it took on greater...
ITALIAN WINES
RED WINES
STING
TRUDIE STYLER
TUSCANY
WINEMAKING
Sting Discusses il Palagio's Message in a Bottle
The 900 acre il Palagio estate, in the rolling hills of Tuscany, has long produced wine. When musician Sting and his wife, actress and producer Trudie Styler, purchased the land they had no intention of letting the vines go to waste. They brought...
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