Remy Martin ‘The Heart of Cognac Experience’

One place I’ve really wanted to visit, but never got the opportunity to, is the Cognac Region, in France.

Most Cognac houses have a special cellar where they keep their oldest and best vintages. If you’re lucky enough to visit one of these spaces, don’t expect much polish. They tend to packed with ancient barrels, caked with decades of dust.

Well then, if I cannot go to Cognac, then Cognac can come to me.

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Just last week, Remy Martin’s Heart of Cognac Experience, recreated for us mere mortals, the journey into the bowels of the Cognac cellar. Cognac is, technically speaking, a type of brandy. That means it’s made by distilling wine, and then aging the resulting spirit (the French call it the Water of Life, or eau de vie) in wood barrels. The main difference between Cognac and your basic brandy, is that, just like Champagne, the Cognac label can only be applied to the spirit if it was produced in a specific geographic region—the fittingly titled Cognac region of western France, a couple hundred miles southwest of Paris, and just a bit north of Bordeaux.

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Mövenpick Berlin & my first taste of Currywurst !

Berlin is well-known for being the most affordable city in Germany. From its loins comes also that insanely addictive fast-food, called the Currywurst. But is Berlin really the last affordable city in Europe?

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Malaysian Mobile Mania – Agoda’s massive 48-hour, Malaysia-wide sale!

Malaysian Mobile Mania – Agoda’s massive 48-hour, Malaysia-wide sale, starts NOW!   Today.   For only 48 hours.   So folks, if you are spontaneous travelers, looking for a weekend getaway or staycation, in the next week or so.. read on.

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Wine Fiesta 2014 @ Ben’s Publika

The Wine Fiesta 2014 organized by Straits Wines, was back, and with it, a dynamic lineup of top winemakers and a plethora of new wines and spirits, all showcased at the outdoor sunny hotspot of Ben’s Publika. Sipping the afternoon away guests were free to mingle and to enjoy an array of specially selected wines. […]

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A Colorful Brazilian Bahia Party !

Bahia’s capital is the oldest city in Brazil, and during the early colonial period it served as the capital of the entire country. Situated on the All Saints Bay, this was where Africa met South America, on the northeastern state of Bahia. Salvador, Bahia’s centerpiece, was the arrival point for slaves brought to work the sugar […]

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Glenlivet.. the Riches of Salmon and Single Malt

Ah, so.. the Glenlivet Guardians meet again. This time to savour its Single Malt Whisky, paired with some supremely sultry Salmon. Chef Wai of Starhill’s Culinary Studio, presenting his prize possession!  And as its name alludes, The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter is a tribute to The Guardians who have played a pivotal role in this chapter of one […]

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Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee, Jalan Sayur, Pudu

What on earth is a Tai Bu Mee? There’s wantan mee. There’s fried hokkien mee.. but Tai Bu? Well Tai Bu (or Dabu) is actually a place China, densely occupied by the Hakka folk, and where they obviously cook food in the Hakka manner. So you could say that the Tai Bu noodles might also […]

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Moet & Chandon Gourming & Grand Vintage Rose 2006 Launch

I can’t resist a good Champagne session. I have often been told that one should select the ideal Mood, find the perfect Food and create the most magical moment with the matching Moët & Chandon champagne. My mood.. definitely gleeful.  It is normally with much glee that I accept any invitation from Moët & Chandon, […]

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Flavours of Spain at Eccucino, Prince Hotel KL

Hankering for some authentic Spanish Cuisine..? Fret not, Viva El Sabor! comes to Prince hotel KL, from the 31 October – 9 November, and there’s still time to catch the tail end of it. Pastel de Pescado y palpo – The seafood pudding with Octopus was simply delicious! 

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The Apartment Downtown @ KLCC

Downtown Manhattan has a vibe that’s difficult to articulate, let alone imitate. Renovated waterfronts, dynamic panorama are adjectives that come to mind. At night, diners could sit back and relax over a glass of bubbly with a scenic lake view And while the newly refurbished “The Apartment Downtown”, located in KLCC, is hardly the same […]

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Sbai Thai Minimarket & Restaurant, Ampang

Beware what the Thai menu calls “medium spicy” as it is hellaciously hot! Sbai Thai Minimarket & Restaurant, Ampang is currently our favourite go-to Thai joint for a quick, spicy fix. Here are 5 more of our favourite Thai Streetfood restaurants in KL. We have to tell you though that most of the dishes here […]

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