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Impact of Temperature on Wine

By Gabriel Matagne In an article published in a major wine publication, Decanter, in February 2013, Christy Canterbury MW is reporting the conclusion of a study by Christian E Butzke from the Department of Food Sciences of Purdue University: “Wine is aged to allow chemical reactions to occur. At a consistent, typical cellar temperature of 13°C, they materialise gradually. At higher temperatures, the processes accelerate and at different rates. A study by Butzke shows these processes begin in earnest over 16°C. Damage includes oxidisation, browning and a change of aroma and flavour. Extremely low temperatures, assuming the wine does not...

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Palace Resorts Hosts Performances from REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort hosts performances from REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited March 21, 2015 and April 24 and 25, 2015. Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, is pleased to announce its all-star entertainment lineup for 2015. Legendary super group REO Speedwagon and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will take the stage at the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. The leader in awe-inclusive vacation experiences and world-class entertainment, Palace Resorts is offering guests who book a stay of five nights or more, at any of the brand’s Cancun...

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Mendocino County Events for Spring and Summer 2015

Mendocino County Events for Spring & Summer 2015 VERITABLE VINO: It’s a 10! Long known for its Alsatian varietals and corner pocket of sparkling wine producers, Mendocino County recently received a new American Viticultural Region (AVA): Eagle Peak.  Situated 10 miles northwest of Ukiah, the petite wine-growing region is home to four commercial winegrowers and one tasting room (Masút Vineyard and Winery) featuring artisan Pinots crated by Jake and Ben Fetzer;  The AVA encompasses nearly 21,000 acres of rugged terrain with vineyards on east and south-facing slopes adjoining two other hard-to-find, easy-on-the-palate neighbors: Redwood Valley and Potter Valley AVAs. WALK WITH THE...

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Vienna Hosts the Life Ball for AIDS Charity

On May 16, 2015 Europe’s largest AIDS charity event will be flying the flag for solidarity and tolerance. Rathausplatz will be transformed into a riot of color for the Life Ball, ahead of a wild night inspired by this year’s title of Gold | Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera | Sacre du Printemps. The main event and party will take place inside City Hall. The Life Ball, one of the world’s largest Aids charity events, will play out under the banner of Gold | Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera | Sacre du Printemps this year. On May 16, 2015...

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Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa Introduces New VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge

Las Vegas Vdara Hotel & Spa introduces new VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. Vdara Hotel & Spa brings an intoxicating twist to the Las Vegas social scene with the introduction of its new concept VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. VICE VERSA offers dual options such as classic or twisted cocktails, refreshingly light or indulgent bites, as well as intimate indoor or outdoor patio settings. “As a boutique hotel, Vdara’s lobby is the heart of the property and a place for guests to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences,” said Vdara General Manager Mary Giuliano. “Located center stage, VICE...

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Vienna Celebrates its Spanish Riding School’s 450th Anniversary

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary in 2015. In addition to a special gala performance by the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions, the Fête Impériale summer ball at the Riding School on June 26, 2015 will also take its inspiration from the jubilee. The world-famous Spanish Riding School will mark its 450th anniversary with a spellbinding jubilee performance by the Lipizzaner stallions on Heldenplatz. Visitors can admire the equine choreography on the square in front of the offices of the Federal President on June 26, 2015 at 7pm. The riders from the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre will...

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Vienna’s Ringstrasse Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates its 150th anniversary by hosting events throughout 2015. From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. The largest construction project in Vienna’s history marked the capital’s transformation from an imperial capital to a truly European metropolis. Throughout the year the Ringstrasse provides the backdrop for a diverse range of large-scale events that play out in the buildings lining the boulevard and its squares and parks. Cultural highlights include the world-famous New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein, the Music Film Festival on Rathausplatz...

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Casana Cashmere Scarves

The soft touch of cashmere on your skin, is a luxury everyone should experience. Casana Designs, has a passion for cashmere, and founder Carrie Chen covers what goes into bringing cashmere to life in her article, The Making of Cashmere Fabric in the March issue of Luxe Beat Magazine. She also gave us some insight to what makes Casana so special. How has your interior design background influenced your fashion career? I don’t consider myself a fashion designer, I consider myself more of a textile designer. My interior design background incorporates space and color patterns combining to provide a...

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Vienna Introduces New Restaurants for 2015 Restaurant Week

Vienna introduces new restaurants for 2015 restaurant week. A new restaurant for a top chef, a crossover store for a luxury sparkling wine brand and high-end patisserie, a bastion of traditional Viennese dining culture – and that’s just for starters. There’s never a dull moment on the Austrian capital’s restaurant scene. One of Austria’s best chefs launched his own restaurant in January 2015. Christian Petz, whose career highlights include cooking up a storm as chef de cuisine at the Meinl am Graben restaurant, helping the Palais Coburg Wien on its way to a Michelin star and providing the creative...

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Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Hosts Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort will be hosting its third annual Cheese & Wine Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico on March 7th. After the destruction of Hurricane Odile this past September, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is celebrating the rebirth of Los Cabos with the return of its third annual charitable Cheese & Wine Festival. On Saturday March 7, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m., locals and tourists alike will come together to indulge in wine, bread and cheese from 10 of the industry’s best cheese and wine vendors. “As Los Cabos continues to rebuild from the hurricane, it is important for us to help bring fun, light-hearted experiences back to the community for both locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Renato Mendonca, General Manager of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar. “With the Sheraton being the only resort in the area with two five star diamond award-winning fine dining restaurants, we pride ourselves in bringing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences to Cabo. And similar to previous events, our Cheese & Wine Festival will benefit a local charity, Sarahuaro AC Foundation, which provides women and children with workshops focused on community action and building self-esteem.” The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar emphasizes creating events in the best interest of the local community all while providing guests with extraordinary culinary experiences. The resort strongly pushes programs that encourage...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Wine Auction 2015 Nets $1.8 Million

***POST-EVENT ALERT & PHOTOS*** LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO’S WINE AUCTION 2015 NETS $1.8 MILLION The Triennial Event Contributes to Remarkable $4.5 Million Raised over the Past Three Months by The Women’s Board of Lyric Opera. WHO: The evening’s guest list welcomed Chicago’s philanthropic elite, including:Erica and Jim Sandner, Marilynn and Carl Thoma, Shirley and Patrick Ryan, Kim and Miles White, Nancy Searle, Christina and Ronald Gidwitz, Caryn and King Harris, Cathy and William Osborn, Tina and Byron Trott, Stephen Kaplan and Alyce Sigler, Nancy and Scott Santi, Alex and John Nichols, Lindy and Michael Keiser, Alpana Singh, Peter and...

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Art and Music Round-up

Thursday is one our favorite days of the week, here at Luxe Beat Magazine. We feature articles on art, music and topics with a cultural bent. Here is a round-up a few from our collection: City of Dreams Artist Layla Fanucci Born in San Francisco in 1957, Layla Fanucci’s artistic talent was first expressed in music. Fanucci, along with her brother and sister, was encouraged by her parents to study multiple instruments, learning to play the piano, clarinet, and guitar. She went on to teach the guitar, putting herself through San Francisco State University by giving lessons. She pursued...

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