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8th-generation cognac house descendant jets into town


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One of the world’s finest and smoothest cognacs was paired with a sumptuous dinner menu, which made for an evening to remember at Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Poe visitor comes nevermore, yet mystery lingers

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‘ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY…’In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, a gravestone marking Edgar Allan Poe's original grave stands in a cemetery outside Westminster Hall in Baltimore. For decades, a mysterious man known as the Poe Toaster left three roses and an unfinished bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave every year on the legendary writer’s birthday on Jan. 19. His identity is a great modern mystery, and just as mysteriously, the tradition ended four years ago. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

From the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, one can reach the street by taking a narrow dirt path between two tall stone mausoleums and crouching for a few steps underneath a portion of Westminster Hall.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Remy Martin presents the ‘Centaur Dance Showdown 2012’

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Remy Martin in a recent high profile event held at The Main Club of Seventh High, formally launched the Center Dance Showdown. Staged for the first time in the Philippines, this prestigious dance competition has twenty three (23) of the country’s finest dance crews competing, and will be the main battleground for the honor and distinction of representing the country in the Asian Regional Finals of the Centaur Dance Showdown in Singapore in January 2013.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How cognac is made–and why it’s quintessentially, exclusively French

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Fueled by a growing middle class with a voracious appetite for aspirational products, Asia, including developing markets like Vietnam and the Philippines, is beginning to develop a taste for cognac.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A grand cognac evening fit for a tsar

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It was a throwback to 19th-century Russia when the doors of the Rizal Ballroom parted for the Hennessy dinner. Makati Shangri-La’s premium hall had been transformed into a setting fit for a Romanov emperor.

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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