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• David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

Apparently, David Beckham is a whiskey man. A Scotch guy, to be precise. The retired soccer star recently launched Haig Club, a single-grain Scotch whisky, with the help of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and international liquor conglomerate Diageo. (Yep, the spirit is spelled both “whiskey” and “whisky”—it’s a sore grammatical subject.) Beckham celebrated the launch […]

• Charlie Trotter being sued for selling ‘fake’ Romanée-Conti

Charlie Trotter being sued for selling ‘fake’ Romanée-Conti

Chicago-based celebrity chef Charlie Trotter is being sued for allegedly selling two collectors a magnum of fake Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Bekim and Ilir Frrokaj paid £30,000 last June for what Trotter had claimed was a magnum of 1945 DRC from the chef’s now defunct Michelin-starred restaurant, Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. The pair only learnt […]

• Got $$$?! Spain’s elBulli wine cellar to be sold at auction

Got $$$?! Spain’s elBulli wine cellar to be sold at auction

More than 8,800 bottles of wines from the cellar of Spain’s world-renowned elBulli restaurant will be auctioned in Hong Kong and New York next year in sales that could exceed $1 million, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday. The award-winning restaurant, headed by celebrated chef Ferran Adria for 27 years, was regarded by many as the best […]

• Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

The French Laundry will bring a taste of US fine dining to the UK this autumn with a pop-up restaurant at Harrods. Opening on 1 October for just 10 days, the collaboration will see the London luxury department store’s fourth floor Georgian Restaurant transformed, bringing in the French Laundry tableware and staff to complement the […]

• Champagne with dim sum & other interesting Chinese food pairings

Champagne with dim sum & other interesting Chinese food pairings

Hong Kong sommelier Zach Yu’s job of picking the perfect wine for a dinner of steamed Golden Hairy Crab, cumin-scented lamb chops and a stir-fry of Wagyu beef, black truffles and pumpkin is no easy one. “There are no rules,” Yu, the wine expert at Hong Kong’s two-Michelin-starred Ming Court restaurant, told AFP, with the […]

• The French Laundry, Ahead of the Curve, Pairs Beer & Food

The French Laundry, Ahead of the Curve, Pairs Beer & Food

… ‘My friend told Christopher that I was a beer connoisseur. Christopher then offered to pair my courses with both beer and wine. At first I was hesitant, since there were only four beers listed on the menu. Christopher assured us that The French Laundry had additional beers hidden away in the cellar. There was […]