Luxury goods Archive

1800 Anejo Tequila: a Premium Bargain

There are always a lot of great values in the tequila aisle of the liquor store, even if you’re not in Mexico. One of the best values is a bottle that normally sells for $35 to $45 but out-tastes some that sell for twice as much. The 1800 Añejo (aged) tequila is a fine sipping […]

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A Crash Course in Fine Guatemalan Rum

Ask a dozen  rum connoisseurs what the “best rum in the world” is and you’ll probably get at least half a dozen different answers. You might just find one name edging out the others though and it’s not from anywhere in the Caribbean. Ron Zacapa from Guatemala gets tagged with the title a lot. I’ll […]

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Tequila Taste Test: Alacran in the Black Bottle

I first tried Alacrán tequila few years ago when I stayed at Capella Ixtapa and was high on the view before I even touched any alcohol. Maybe it was the atmosphere, but I really liked it then, only in part because it was laid out complimentary for guests in the lounge. This brand is only […]

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Tequila with a Long History: Herradura Silver

A solid, well-structured tequila with a little barrel aging on it, Herradura Silver is a good choice for full-flavored sipping or high-end cocktails. Way back in 1870, Casa Herradura was registered as a tequila producing hacienda. Over the past few decades the company has grown its stable of brands, producing one “mixto” name you should […]

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Luxury Travel News for the Americas – August 2012

As we watch the Americas—including the Caribbean—dominate all the track & field sprints in the Olympics, let’s take a break to check out some luxury travel news for the region. In Brazil’s biggest city, a much-needed subway expansion is finally in motion. They’ve got a long way to go to really ease congestion though. Their […]

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Stay in a Starwood Luxury Hotel, Roll in a Bentley

You don’t see a whole lot of Bentley cars cruising the streets of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, or Chile. If you stay at a St. Regis or Starwood Luxury Collection hotel in one of those countries though, you could be seeing one—from the inside. St. Regis and Luxury Collection hotels around the world have been transitioning […]

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