Bordeaux promoter named Asian Wine Personality of the Year

Bordeaux promoter named Asian Wine Personality of the Year

(Relaxnews) – The title of 2014 Asian Wine Personality of the Year has been given to a well-known figure in the world of wine, who has helmed the position of Grand Master for one of the most prestigious wine societies in the world. At Vinexpo in Hong Kong this week, Vincent Cheung, a lawyer by […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

(Relaxnews) – First “Game of Thrones,” then the world’s favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield, and now Kimye. Tourism Ireland is having a field day with news that the most famous couple on the planet right now — US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West — have chosen to spend their honeymoon […]

Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s Sunday night and Giuseppe Marrone is teaching perfect strangers how to make perfect gnocchi as they slurp on Spritz cocktails in his New York apartment. The 29-year-old would-be restaurateur who once worked at The Ritz has thrown open his home to foodies hungry for the ultimate niche experience: the New York […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most expensive and outrageously extravagant drinking tour, billed at $1.27 million USD and created for serious oenophiles and spirits aficionados, includes a glass of champagne from a collection worth half a million dollars — and a diamond. Dubbed the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday, the tour takes guests on an around-the-world trip […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

Are you eating your protein the wrong way?

(Relaxnews) – For optimal muscle mass, the results of a new nutritional study suggest that Westerners need to rethink the way they distribute their protein intake throughout the day. Here’s what the average American diet looks like: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat and protein […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The best ice creams for Memorial Day

The best ice creams for Memorial Day

(Relaxnews) – To mark upcoming Memorial Day in the US, ice cream maker Baskin-Robbins has released a patriotic flavor studded with candy stars, Oreo cookie bits and strawberry-flavored stripes. Behold the Oreo Independence flavor, created as a thank-you message to US troops both at home and abroad, says the ice cream brand. Vanilla ice cream […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Could red wine fight cavities?

Could red wine fight cavities?

(Relaxnews) – For wine lovers, the results of a new study provide even more reason to pour a glass of red wine guiltlessly, after scientists found that it could be good for your teeth. According to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, red wine contains antimicrobial elements that were found to help […]

22.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

(Relaxnews) – It’s taken a while for editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary to legitimize it, but the Frankenstein-ish, cannibalizing American holiday dish that stuffs a boneless chicken into a boneless duck into a boneless turkey has finally been recognized as a real word. In addition to “turducken,” other food terms admitted into the 2014 edition of the […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
San Miguel seeks to build $10 bn Manila airport

San Miguel seeks to build $10 bn Manila airport

(MANILA-AFP) – Top Philippine conglomerate San Miguel is seeking to build a new international airport for Manila in a project worth $10 billion, the company confirmed Thursday. San Miguel, which owns a stake in flag carrier Philippine Airlines, told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure that reports of its bid to build the four-runway […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

Relais & Chateaux hotels throwing 60th anniversary dinners worldwide

(Relaxnews) – To help Relais & Chateaux fete their 60th anniversary this year, some of the most luxurious member hotels, castles and manors will be hosting a series of special events and dinners around the world. The anniversary marks a milestone for the hotelier group, which now counts 520 members in 64 countries. From now […]

16.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

US overtakes France as wine consumption declines: industry body

(PARIS-AFP) – Global wine consumption fell marginally in 2013 and the United States outstripped France as the top consumer, the International Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV) said Tuesday. Consumption dipped 1 percent last year to 238.7 hectolitres of wine in the global market worth 73 billion euros ($100 billion). The United States was the […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
How to find the perfect rosé wines

How to find the perfect rosé wines

(Relaxnews) – Rosé wines, sometimes known as blush wines, are often the ideal accompaniment for a summer barbecue. But between those produced in California, France, Australia and even Corisca, there are countless rosés, and it can be difficult to make the right choice. Here are six tips to keep in mind when browsing the rosé […]

12.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

Limes are a hot commodity in US as prices skyrocket

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sitting in a Mexican bar in the US capital, Maria complained that “using lemon instead of lime in a margarita is like using onions instead of garlic.” But lemon margaritas just might be coming to a cantina near you, thanks to the skyrocketing price of limes. “The prices started to shoot up in […]

09.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

Cannes Film Festival: pop-up venues opening in May

(Relaxnews) – For those headed to Cannes for the famous international festival this May, film screenings aren’t the only attraction to look forward to.  Here is a look at the temporary bars, nightclubs and artistic spaces slated to open their doors between May 14 and 25 to welcome international film stars, critics and celebrities. Unsurprisingly, […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
How this restaurant produces zero waste

How this restaurant produces zero waste

(Relaxnews) – A small Chicago sandwich shop has gained headlines for pulling off an impressive feat for any restaurant: producing zero waste. Over two years, chef owner Justin Vrany’s restaurant Sandwich Me In has produced eight gallons of garbage — the average amount of waste produced by a restaurant every hour, he says. In more […]

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

(Relaxnews) – North Americans are intrepid travelers and look for destinations that are ‘off the beaten track,’ while Europeans seek out sun-soaked beach vacations. Those are among some of the key findings in a large-scale TripAdvisor survey that polled 60,000 respondents in 32 markets around the world for the bi-annual TripBarometer, which aims to gauge […]

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

Powdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months. Palcohol is made by an Arizona company called Lipsmark and will come in six varieties of single-drink pouches, the company website says. Drinkers […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

(Relaxnews) – An American chef whose mastery of bistro cuisine enabled her to open a Parisian outpost of her New York ‘gastrotheque’ Buvette to critical acclaim shares her secrets to recreating the same rustic but chic fare at home in her upcoming cookbook. Named after chef Jody Williams’s New York and Paris restaurants, the 304-page […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

Earth Day: how to eat sustainably

(Relaxnews) – Earth Day. Like New Year’s, it comes every year on the same day, April 22. For the uninitiated, it’s also the perfect time to begin adopting a few simple resolutions that will help you eat green and healthfully — and drive up industry demand for organic, local and sustainably produced foods. To officially […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

(Relaxnews) – Design houses like Roberto Cavalli and Armani are creating some of the chicest Easter eggs on the block, enrobing confectionery in animal-inspired prints and wrapping their Easter collections with a pink sash. Cavalli’s springtime ode, for instance, comes in the form of a trio of zebra and giraffe-inspired white, milk and dark chocolate […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·