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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you know what they say, ladies — the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Since we’re typically more interested in getting into his pants, here are some edible aphrodisiacs that are so yummy, he can already taste it! Keep reading »
The Times reports that champagne sales are down this holiday season and not necessarily because people can’t afford the bubbly. Amid layoffs, foreclosures and other economic losses, as well as a shortage of the usual celebratory occasions like “mergers, closings, bonuses and office parties,” “People just don’t want to look extravagant today,” said Paul Grieco, a Manhattan restaurateur. “They still want to drink, so they cut out the Champagne and go directly to whatever they’re drinking with dinner.” Convinced this includes sparkling wine priced $10 to $20, “the sweet spot these days for good wine values,” the Times gathered a wine panel to taste test 25 bottles, admitting that, “While our price range was $10 to $20, most of the wines in the tasting were $15 to $20.” This makes total sense since a $15 bottle of sparkling wine looks so much less extravagant than a $15 bottle of champagne. “Let’s be honest,” the reporter mused, ”none of these bottles will match a very good Champagne. But they cost half what you would pay these days for the least expensive Champagne.” Half as much, huh? Clearly the Times has never heard of Andre.
So have you been cutting down on your Champagne toasts this holiday season because of the recession? And if so, what are you drinking it its place? [NYTimes]
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Gift-giving is stressful. The expectations! The expense! The exhausting trips to the mall! The possible disappointment! But the smile on the recipient’s face makes the trouble worth it, doesn’t it? Well, thanks to Popptags, everyone will grin when they get a gift from you, even it’s just a bottle of cheap Trader Joe’s wine. [$9.95 for 3, Popptags]
We’re giving away five sets of assorted Popptags, but you have to work if you want them. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Nov. 4—will be awarded with a set of three Popptags. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
If you couldn’t get your hands on one of last season’s “I Am Not A Plastic Bag” shopping totes, this Rebecca Minkoff bag will make an even better impression. With a nod toward Parisian lifestyle, the front pockets sport your love for the most essential food groups — carbs and alcohol. As an added bonus, the bag is crafted from eco-friendly organic cotton. [$99, ShopBop.com]
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ZOMG! It’s wedding season! You know what that means? If you’re getting married, you’ve got to register for gifts and if you’re going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you’ve got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at department stores or home furnishing shops in search of the perfect 15-piece set of pots and pans. A lot of couples go the more unusual route, and register with online stores with specialized wares. Here are five we think are fun.
1. Honeymoon: Dying to go to Aruba, but don’t have the cash for a super luxurious post-wedding honeymoon? Register your honeymoon vacay with TheBigDay.com, a site which allows guests to contribute to the special couple’s trip. [TheBigDay.com]
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While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines from Cleavage Creek feature labels with sexy Breast Cancer Survivors — like Carson Daly’s mom — showing off their décolletage. Napa Valley winery owner and activist, Budge Brown, came up with the idea to raise funds for a cure after his wife of 48 years passed away from the disease which almost 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with in America alone. “My goal was to honor their courage and inspire them,” the 75-year-old proprietor said of his plans. The bottles retail for $15 and 10% of the purchase price goes to various Breast Cancer organizations. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Everyone knows that Italians love wine, but one particular Italian thinks wine can tell you who your really love…sexually at least. Franco Dâ€™Eusanio has invented three wines which he says can help people determine their true sexuality — a masculine red wine, a feminine white wine, and a ambiguous rose. Um, I like all three — and a fourth! Boxed wine! — what does that mean? The test also comes with a psychological evaluation and a questionnaire about sexual behavior. Maybe he’s just trying to get you drunk so you’ll answer completely honestly? [Truemors] Keep reading »
Wine and chocolate are supposed to be an über-sexy combination that makes people swoon and want to take their clothes off. Or something. But in fact, most wine and chocolate doesn’t go together very well at all, according to Roy Williams, a professor emeritus in Old Dominion University’s chemistry department.
Most white wines don’t pair well with chocolate because the chocolate’s sweetness will make the wine taste even drier. An exception would be coupling a sweet white wine, such as an ice wine or a late harvest viognier, with milk chocolate.
Sparkling wines and Champagne aren’t great with chocolate, either. Such a killjoy.
Chocolate and a Banyuls wine (a high alcohol red from the southwest coast of France) are a supposedly a perfect paring, largely because there is so much alcohol in the wine that it cleanses the palate. [DailyPress.com] Keep reading »