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Unleash Your Inner Sommalier…The Ultimate in Wine Tasting


Wine glass womanBringing you ‘the perfect taste of paradise’.  The Setting:   30,000 feet in the air aboard your private luxury jet.  This is the nervana being created by NY’s Sexy Sommeliers.   

Hopping between Bordeaux, Cotes de Roussillon, Napa Valley, Piedmont and Mendoza in your Lalique crystal glass.   Your private sommalier uncorks a bottle of Krug Brut, Blanc de Blanc Champagne Klos de Mesnil to prime your palate for the elegant pairing of cuisine and wine which awaits you.  After dinner limited edition cigars are coupled with exquisite Pionneau 1969 cognac for an after-dinner digestif and warmth.   Spa service…stress-relieving massage, relaxing pedicure, soothing manicure or all-of-the-above –  when you please.  Known as the ‘perfect palate’. 

A perfect taste of paradise.


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A $1400 Mai Tai???? (World’s most decadent cocktails)


istock_000003409890xsmall.jpgAn Opulent Hotel in Northern Ireland. The glass looks pretty ordinary. “It’s all about the rum”, says Sean Muldoon, the potation manager of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. And according to the Guinness Book of World Records, this $1400 Mai Tai is World’s Most Expensive Cocktail. As it should be! Apparently, there are only six bottles of this 17 year old Wray and Nephey rum from Kingston, Jamaica. Full-bodied, golden and pungent, this is the same rum that inspired “Trader Vic” Bergeron to create the original Mai-Tai (Tahitian for ‘the very best’) cocktail in Oakland, CA in 1944. And the Merchant Hotel has the only bottle available to the public.

Worth the trip? That’s up to you. Or you could always go to the Caouan Raffles Resort in the Grenadines, for a ‘sword martini’. At $300, with a 14-karat handmade sword the size of a swizzle stick to take home, it seems like a bargain!

Simple Luxuries…for the most discerning and scrupulous.

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