Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

Pale rosés from Provence, Bordeaux and Sancerre emerge winners

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking for a good bottle of rosé to go into your picnic basket or to serve at your backyard summer barbecue, bypass the wines that beckon with deep rich pink hues and opt for bottles that hail from Provence, Bordeaux or the Sancerre region. Because in a recently held blind tasting […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

Look out for these gourmet summer food trends

(Relaxnews) – This summer, look out for kale-flavored popsicles and quinoa-speckled chocolate bars. Because according to a gourmet food trade show, known as a launching pad for many premium and top-of-the-line products, innovative new frozen treats and unexpected applications of seeds and grains are among some of the biggest fine food trends for this season. […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

(Relaxnews) – While the official wine for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may hail from local producers in Brazil, VIP guests will sip on French bubbly provided by Champagne Taittinger during one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. As the World Cup’s official champagne, Taittinger will keep the effervescent stuff flowing liberally during the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

(Relaxnews) – While the beaches of Thailand may be known for being overrun by young budget-conscious backpackers, the county’s tourism board has launched a new site promoting luxury travel experiences in a bid to woo globetrotters with deep pockets. Thailand Super Quality is being pitched as an online portal that can help affluent globetrotters build bespoke, […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Videos ·
Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

Fried fish meal crowned ‘worst’ in America

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A batter-laden fried fish dish packs two weeks worth of harmful trans fat in a single serving and was named worst restaurant meal in America Tuesday by a US consumer advocacy group. The Big Catch meal, sold at the fast food chain Long John Silver’s, contains 33 grams of trans fat and 3,700 […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

Saveur magazine sets sail on Spanish-themed food cruise

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet food magazine Saveur has partnered with a cruise line to offer an epicurean-focused voyage on the high seas that will focus on regional Spanish cuisine. Windstar Cruises, which specializes in yacht-style cruising, will be offering an eight-day tour that takes guests on a culinary tour of Spain’s southern coast. Hosted by a […]

Outshine the Fireworks this July 4th with Sparkling Sweets

Outshine the Fireworks this July 4th with Sparkling Sweets

Cool Watermelon Cheesecake Sweet Sliders Red, White and Blue Treat Pops (Family Features) Fireworks don’t have to be the only party element that makes guests ooh and ah during July 4th festivities. With colorful sweets that sparkle and a themed tablescape exploding with red, white and blue, your party is sure to be the best […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

Meat-Free Favorites : Vegan nachos

By Elena Johnson My vegan nachos are a quick and easy recipe great for serving a crowd. They can be tailored to individual tastes by adding more vegetables – like jalapeños, chopped onion, or corn – or by adding vegan cheese (such as Daiya Pepperjack Style Shreds). These ingredients can also be wrapped in tortillas […]

02.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Free Recipes ·
Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

Armani to launch luxury chocolates for Ramadan

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani is set to launch a line of luxury chocolates especially for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The limited-edition boxes of chocolate pralines are alcohol-free and filled with dried fruits and honey, infused with saffron and cardamom, and decorated in emerald green sugar, reports gourmet food blog Fine Dining Lovers. Bonbons […]

01.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

Luxury hotel chain launches wine club

(Relaxnews) – Hotel chain JW Marriott is the latest luxury property brand to launch a club for its wine-loving guests which includes home delivery of specially curated bottles and accompanying recipe ideas. The JWM Wine Club is being launched in collaboration with Treasury Wine Estates, a global wine company with an international portfolio of New […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Singapore gripped by Hello Kitty frenzy

Singapore gripped by Hello Kitty frenzy

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Tempers flared and police had to be called in Thursday as anxious Singaporeans rushed to McDonald’s outlets to buy Hello Kitty plush toys being sold by the fastfood chain as a promotion. Hundreds had begun queueing from Wednesday night to get their hands on a kitten in a skeleton outfit, depicting a character […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

(Relaxnews) – Dom Pérignon has struck a collaboration with contemporary American artist Jeff Koons to help the champagne house launch its Rosé Vintage 2003. Adapted from his existing life-sized version of “The Balloon Venus,” Koons created smaller replicas of the metallic magenta art pieces to house bottles of the pink bubbly and designed the labels. […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Food & Dining ·
Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

(Relaxnews) – With Wimbledon in full swing, here are a few recipe ideas for tennis fans looking for the full British epicurean experience. The beauty of these quintessentially Wimbledon foods? There’s no cooking required, just assembly. Strawberries and cream: For this dish, seek out farm-fresh, organic berries to get the best results, and splash on […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

(PARIS, France-AFP) – British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment. Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body of evidence that the colour, size, weight and […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Cola-flavored red: the latest taste in flavored wines

Cola-flavored red: the latest taste in flavored wines

(Relaxnews) – Grapefruit rosés, chestnut whites, and now…cola reds. At Vinexpo, the international wine trade show that wrapped up Thursday in Bordeaux, France, French wine dealer Haussmann Famille unveiled an exclusive new product: red wine with a cola flavor. The flavored wine sector has made headlines recently due to its rising popularity and the boldness […]

23.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

Undersea, in jail, aloft: a blitz tour of the world’s most outlandish restaurants

(Relaxnews) – Some very off-the-wall restaurant concepts are popping up in all corners of the world. While fresh-air fanatics will have the chance to eat Dinner in the Sky over Venice from June 19-23, landlubbers might opt to dine in a lavatory or prison instead. Here are some of the most original gastronomic brainwaves around: […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

World Cup visitors: beware of Brazil’s sky-high prices

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world’s highest housing, restaurant and transport prices. Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country’s tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for football’s Confederations […]

16.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Grill Up a Father’s Day Feast

Chipotle Maple Citrus Watermelon Wings (Family Features) Make Father’s Day special by combining two of Dad’s favorite things – sweet treats and the grill. Hot dogs have gone gourmet and a big, juicy hamburger or steak is a tried-and-true classic. But, this year, show Dad how much you love him with a healthy twist on […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

Father’s Day: 8 choice wines and spirits for discerning dads

(Relaxnews) – Dad’s big day is just around the corner, and while some fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for, many of them are sure to appreciate a fine bottle of wine or whisky. Here is a selection of current offerings to delight and surprise Epicureans. Nicolas Feuillatte La Cuvée 225 Brut This 2005 vintage […]

14.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

Sushi restaurant launches flying delivery service for diners

(Relaxnews) – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s your dinner flying at you on what’s being billed as the world’s first flying tray and airborne delivery service. Japanese restaurant chain Yo! Sushi in London has developed a gadget called the iTray that delivers meals by gliding through the air and landing table-side for customers to […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat, Videos ·