When it comes to champagne, what's cooler than being cool? Ice cold. For many years, champagne was seen as something ceremonial and rigid, only served at a precise temperature and with specific glassware. Now winemakers are introducing new blends of bubbles that are casual, fun, and meant to be served bracingly cold. The new way to drink champagne? In a large goblet with a healthy handful of ice cubes.
It may be 2017, but in bars across the country, people are drinking like it's 1605. Alpine booze, a storied category dating back centuries, is loosely defined as any of the spirits and liqueurs originating from across the eight countries that make up the mountainous region of the Alps, including France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.
On Friday, Oct. 16, Japan grew by one city. Less than 24 hours later, it was already gone. Hermès, the French luxury house, hosted an exclusive show and party for over 1,000 VIP guests at a 30,000 square-foot pop-up event at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport.