• Frédéric Panaiotis of Ruinart on Valentine's Day Champagne

    3 monthes ago - By Elite Traveler

    The day of love is upon us and we think that calls for a champagne toast. Crafted through a production process where time and attention are so crucial, it's no wonder that champagne has an emotional side that suits intimate Valentine's Day festivities. Over centuries, the French sparkling wine has been tied to romantic occasions, with the bubbly beverage perfectly complementing decadent dinners and indulgent desserts.
    For expert insight into the link between champagne and Valentine's Day, Elite Traveler spoke with Frédéric Panaiotis, chef de caves for Ruinart Champagne.
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  • Your Valentine's Day Recipe for a Powerful Love Potion

    Your Valentine's Day Recipe for a Powerful Love Potion

    3 monthes ago - By AnOther

    Love, in all its guises, and on any day of the year, entails a heady mix of emotions. Mirka Laura Severa agrees: “As sweet and nice as it is, love can also hurt,” the photographer and art director says. Her new film Love Me Blender makes this point deftly: it depicts a woman blending a love cocktail - dusty pink, viscous, and thick with consumerist tradition.
    “In a way love is a symbiosis of beauty and pain,” Severa continues, “and the...
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