Luxury goods Archive

Tequila Taste Test – Gran Centenario Reposado

After two weekends of somebody going “I can’t believe we drank that whole bottle in one night,” it’s a sign that I need to do a write-up on Gran Centenario Tequila. I’m living in Mexico right now and there’s a whole different pantheon of respected tequila brands than what you find in the U.S. First [&hellip

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Luxury Goods Selling Again, but Tastes Changing

Several luxury goods makers have reported an increase in sales recently, with the latest being a 19% increase in year-over-year sales at Hermès reported last week. This is on the heels of LVMH reporting an 11% increase earlier. April same-store sales at Saks were up 3.2%. What’s interesting though is much of this rebound is [&hellip

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LVMH Luxury Brand Extending to Hotels

The world’s largest luxury goods company, LVMH, is extending its reach into hotels and resorts. Using the name of its Bordeaux winery, Cheval Blanc, the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton company will add to its current French ski resort hotel with ones in Oman and Egypt in 2012 to start. As with many hotel brands like [&hellip

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Latin America and Your Roses

As you pick up some roses for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day and pay twice the rate of the rest of the year, take solace in the fact that they went through a lot to get here. Those pretty flowers you are holding were probably growing in the soil of Ecuador or Colombia just a [&hellip

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Milagro Tequila Review

I’ve been wanting to review Milagro Tequila for a while because no matter what airport I’m flying out of in Latin America, Milagro always seems to be front and center at the duty free store. But who are these guys? You never see their bottles in a regular store in Mexico—just in the U.S.—and I [&hellip

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Taste Test: Siembra Azul Tequila

For the past six years, sales of premium tequila have been averaging growth of 20 percent per year. The good side of that is that the rot-gut stuff that is only half agave is becoming less popular and the finely crafted good stuff is showing up in more and more bars. But which brands are [&hellip

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