Wine

Philippe Lapeyrie: wine guest columnist

Philippe Lapeyrie: wine guest columnist

Philippe Lapeyrie is the head sommelier at the most prestigious wine competition in North America, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada. He also teaches wine service at the École hôtelière de la Capitale in Quebec City, in addition to being a radio and television commentator and présenter at many conferences. In his guide, Le Lapeyrie 2017, Lapeyrie presents his latest favourites. Here…

Le Parloir – Private Cellars: a private club for wine lovers

Le Parloir – Private Cellars: a private club for wine lovers

To the delight of Montreal’s epicureans and the ͞epicurious,͟ Le Parloir–Private Cellars officially opened its doors at 424 Guy St. on October 1st. This new concept, located in the centre of trendy Griffintown, invites members to store, share and consume their own wine in the luxury of reserved cellars. Open exclusively to members, Le Parloir…

Discovering the Napa Valley

Discovering the Napa Valley

Over the past forty years, California has made great strides in the winemaking industry and its wines are gaining increased international recognition. The LUXE magazine team toured the sumptuous Napa Valley region, about an hour from San Francisco. Here is our report. With its Mediterranean climate, the Napa Valley is heaven for wine connoisseurs and gourmets alike. To tour the…

Pride 1974: the most prestigious single malt

Pride 1974: the most prestigious single malt

During a private evening event held on March 23 at New York City’s Steinway Hall, Glenmorangie unveiled therarest, oldest and deepest single malt Scotch whisky that the Highlands distillery has ever produced: GlenmorangiePride 1974. To mark the special occasion, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation &Whisky Stocks, invited internationally renowned pianistAaron Diehl…

The House of Veuve Clicquot

The House of Veuve Clicquot

One hundred and sixty years. That’s how very long the love story has endured between Veuve Clicquot and Canada. This past November 3, the House of Veuve Clicquot brought together carefully chosen guests at the prestigious Château Frontenac in Québec City to celebrate this important event. LUXE was there. Québec City was the natural place…

Swiss wines, pure excellence!

Swiss wines, pure excellence!

Switzerland is an absolutely marvellous country that is worth exploring. I went there for the first time this year and I’ve fallen in love with it. The Québécois have a lot in common with the Swiss. First, we love to laugh! We take our work seriously without taking ourselves seriously. We are very open to…

A glass of Dom Pérignon at the Ritz? Why not!

This past September 30, the emblematic Ritz-Carlton Montréal celebrated the official opening of its new Dom Pérignon champagne bar. The menu offers a choice of rosé and brut Dom Pérignon champagne, by the glass or the bottle, along with full bar service that offers an exclusive selection of cocktails, spirits and other beverages. Open Thursday…

Le Relais des Moines

Le Relais des Moines

Au détour d’une forêt de hauts pins, tout près du village médiéval des Arcs-Sur-Argens, se dresse une jolie bastide de pierre datant du 16e siècle : le Relais des Moines. Dès notre arrivée, le personnel, souriant et attentionné, nous accueille chaleureusement sur une terrasse ombragée. À l’intérieur, des convives semblent se régaler dans une magnifique…