Jonathan Ross, a sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, is responsible for resurrecting the old world tradition of using heated tongs to open wine.
Sometimes a bed, TV, mini-bar or even the most insane swim-up pool bar are just not good enough when you are looking for a hotel to stay at. Sometimes you crave something different in your hotel—a lot different. Fortunately, hoteliers around the world are stepping up and fashioning unusual lodging experiences. From Europe to Central America, wacky hotels keep springing up that cater to these more adventuresome guests.
Uniting feline fanatics and tea aficionados, these ridiculously cute cat-shaped tea bags are certainly unusual. Inspired by cats and their shape, the disposable tea bags come from Japan. Taking on a new approach to packaging its tealeaves, Ocean Tea Bag is the creator and maker of this truly unique series of cat-shaped tea sachets.
Salty and deep-fried things go well with liquor. Most decent bars offer bar snacks, even if it’s just a bowl of peanuts. Drinking snacks get a bit more unusual once you start travelling to different parts of the world. Some of the following snacks might even require a few drinks before you’re willing to give them a try!
Alcohol use is linked to a leading cause of cancer, but that did not stop Cleavage Creek Cellars from producing a range of wines for breast cancer survivors. The Napa winery’s 2006 Reserve Chardonnay and the Secret White Wines were released long-long ago, like before Facebook, so we are assuming the marketing team just didn’t know any better at the time.
We all have our own rituals and traditions when it comes to enjoying a glass of wine. Perhaps the simplest and most universal is the toast – clinking our glasses together and saying “cheers” to one another before we sit down to enjoy a drink with a meal and each other’s company. Today, we’re taking a look at the many other weird and wonderful wine traditions which are celebrated and enjoyed around the world.