Tasting Notes

Climate Conscious: Chanel Launches New Sustainability Plan

The elite fashion, fragrance and cosmetics label has unveiled a detailed and comprehensive sustainability plan encompassing every facet of its brand in hopes of addressing climate change concerns. Dubbed ‘Chanel Mission 1.5’, the plan is named after the Paris Climate Agreement which aims to limit the average global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

The ambitious program involves every element of the Chanel business, including retail, supply chain and events, including their notable runway shows, and will focus on four main goals: Reduce carbon emissions across all operations Shift to using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025 Offset all residual carbon emissions Finance climate change adaptation by working with communities most impacted by climate...

March 17, 2020

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Gaggenau Releases New Combi-Steam Oven Series

The first brand to bring steam ovens into private kitchens for domestic use back in 1999, Gaggenau, has recently unveiled an innovative new steam oven series, further paving their way as world leaders in luxury kitchen appliances. 

Gaggenau was the original appliance manufacturer that brought professional-grade combi-steam ovens to private kitchens, giving amateur chefs the opportunity to steam, braise, bake, cook, grill and gratinate to their heart's content, using methods that up until then were only used in professional kitchens. When Gaggenau first developed their novel steam oven series in the nineties, the brand consulted with leading chefs to ensure that...

March 16, 2020

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Blind Whiskey and Scotch Tastings at The Lanesborough

One of the highly-regarded Oetker Collection’s masterpiece hotels, The Lanesborough London, is celebrating St Patrick’s Day in collaboration with one of the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distilleries, Bushmills, by hosting blind tastings at the hotel’s Library Bar.

Located adjacent to the the grounds of Buckingham Palace with views across Hyde Park Corner, The Lanesborough is an iconic hotel boasting one of London's most enviable addresses. The 5-star hotel's Library Bar is an elegant haven providing a respite from the hustle and bustle of Central London. Dimmed lighting, grandeur-steeped furnishings, and the UK’s best cognac selection with bottles dating back to 1770 makes the Library Bar ooze...

March 13, 2020

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Opinionated About Dining Reveals Top 100+ Asia Restaurants of 2020

Global restaurant ranking system Opinionated About Dining (OAD) has unveiled its list of the Top 100+ Restaurants in Asia for 2020, as voted for by an expert panel of the world’s most discerning palates and trusted culinary connoisseurs.

Every year OAD shares lists of the top restaurants in various regions across the globe, as voted for by the website’s knowledgeable reviewers. Based on reviews by over 6,000 voters, the list is the only global restaurant guide that considers a diner’s gastronomic background and restaurant reviewing experience, as well as the quality of restaurants they visit, when tabulating the results. Ultra-Violet by Paul Pairet has come out...

March 06, 2020

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