In April I heard news about Riazul Premium Tequila. Riazul has been getting rave reviews from Tequila experts since its release and naturally I was intrigued. I was able to get my hands on the 100% Blue Agave Riazul Silver and I was more than impressed.
French champagne house JM Gobillard & Fils is set to debut a champagne named after famous Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. The bubbly is made from 50% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunior that was aged for three years. The Marilyn Monroe Premier Cru Brut is set to premier this week. The 750ml bottle is priced at $130.00 and a special set with six accompanying curved flutes is priced at $325.00 dollars.
For a fun new way to entertain guests after dinner why not try a new interactive wine tasting activity with The Ruinart Interpretation Giftbox? The Giftbox explores the aromatic bouquet of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, revealing the eight contributing aromas of the signature cuvée to offer a unique tasting experience.
While I am not an avid rum drinker I can appreciate quality. Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old is aged 8,000 feet above sea level in Guatemala making this one of the best sipping rums you will ever taste.
If you enjoy the very prestigious Louis XIII Cognac, then behold the newly launched Le Jeroboam package. This 3 liter decanter holds four times more cognac than the standard Louis XIII bottle. Five kilos of crystal was melted to create to this impressive bottle and the four accompanying snifters. Additionally the neck of the bottle is adorned with 24 ct gold labeling. The Remy Martin Louis XII Le Jeroboam ships in a crafted oak wood case seen above. Available in limited quantities.
Given Liqueur is a blend of premium agave tequila (Jalisco Mexico), all natural lime juice (using whole limes in the maceration process) and Sauvignon Blanc grapes; handcrafted through an infusion process in the Cognac region of France. I had a chance to try this unique offering last week and I was instantly in love.
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While real Champagne only can come from France, there are some great sparkling wines coming out of our native country. I had the chance to try the Piper Sonoma Brut Sparkling Wine and was very pleased.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to the Belvedere Vodka Summer Cocktail Reception. Hosted by mixologist Claire Smith, these Belvedere Vodka Summer cocktails should be apart of every bar menu this season.
Last year while in Miami I fell in love with Relax Riesling. I had heard that a red varietal was added to the Relax line up and I was instantly intrigued. Relax Cool Red is a German red wine made from 100% Dornfelder grapes and is meant to be enjoyed chilled.