NEW AGE WINES LEADS THE WAY FOR WINES IN A “COCKTAIL CULTURE”: NEW RED BLEND ADDED TO ARGENTINE BRAND

In the summer of 2006, fine wine importer QUINTESSENTIAL introduced an effervescent white blend of TORRONTES and SAUVIGNON BLANC from Argentina – and, thinking “outside the box,” proceeded to pour it over ice in a rocks glass with a finishing squeeze of lime. With this unorthodox presentation “THE TINCHO” was born.

New Age Red Joins Its Siblings...New Age Rose and New Age White (the original "cocktail wine" best served over ice with a squeeze of lime)...as a trio of refreshing, effervescent Argentine sippers.  (PRNewsFoto/Quintessential)

New Age Red Joins Its Siblings…New Age Rose and New Age White (the original “cocktail wine” best served over ice with a squeeze of lime)…as a trio of refreshing, effervescent Argentine sippers. (PRNewsFoto/Quintessential)

NEW AGE WINES, made by BODEGA VALENTIN BIANCHI, one of the oldest, still-family-owned wineries in Argentina, dating back to 1928. When STEPHEN and DENNIS KREPS (father and son co-owners of Quintessential) visited Argentina in 2006 and discovered how owner VALENTIN EDUARDO BIANCHI was enjoying the wine (on-the-rocks with fresh-squeezed lime juice), they felt his “wine cocktail” would be an effective way to creatively market NEW AGE WINES in the US. As VALENTIN‘s childhood nickname is “Tincho” (a term of endearment that means “young Valentin”), they decided that it was the perfect name for this fun South American drink.
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IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY ON VIEW AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (NYC) BEGINNING FEBRUARY 26

EXHIBITION DATES: February 26 – May 27, 2013

EXHIBITION LOCATION: The Tisch Galleries

IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART will present a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries.  Some 80 major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, will highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world.

IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY

IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK CITY

With the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-made wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines, those at the forefront of the avant-garde—from MANET, MONET, and RENOIR to BAUDELAIRE, MALLARMÉ, and ZOLA—turned a fresh eye to contemporary dress, embracing la mode as the harbinger of la modernité.  The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for a generation of artists and writers who sought to give expression to the pulse of modern life in all its nuanced richness. Without rivaling the meticulous detail of society portraitists such  as JAMES TISSOT or ALFRED STEVENS or the graphic flair of fashion plates, the Impressionists nonetheless engaged similar strategies in the making (and in the marketing) of their pictures of stylish men and women that sought to  reflect the spirit of their age.

Frederic BAZILLE’s Family Reunion (1867)

Frederic BAZILLE’s Family Reunion (1867)

Frederic BAZILLE’s Family Reunion (1867)

Caillebotte’s Paris Street, Rainy Day (1877)

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CARRERA Y CARRERA CREATES JEWELRY FOR MEN WITH DISTINCTIVE PERSONALITY

For the first time, CARRERA Y CARRERA has created an exclusive collection of silver cufflinks—original and daring pieces for everyday wear—crafted in sterling silver that beautifully demonstrate the enthusiasm and know-how of the company’s master artisans. And, as any sharp-dressed man will tell you, cufflinks—the number one men’s accessory—can everything about a man’s personality.

Cordoba Cufflinks in Silver with Onyx

Cordoba Cufflinks in Silver with Onyx

CARRERA Y CARRERA is a Spanish jewelry firm that is considered one of the most prestigious in the world. This iconic brand is characterized by a unique style and precise designs where the combination of a matte-shine effect on gold, work in volumes, and meticulous craftsmanship make for exceptional jewelry pieces where gold and precious stones come to life. Present in over 40 countries, the Company has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, and Russia, and boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur, among others.

Alegrias Cufflinks in Silver with Onyx

Alegrias Cufflinks in Silver with Onyx

This collection (starting at 300€) is the ideal complement to give a touch of sophistication and elegance to any man’s look. Every day more men look after their image and pay attention to this type of detail to achieve an impeccable and polished appearance.

Men with character, strength, and passion, are sure to like the cufflinks from CARRERA Y CARRERA, as the collection features creative pieces to wear at any moment of the day designed to complete and enhance the most refined style. Accessible pieces starting at, also making these cufflinks a perfect gift.

The cufflinks from the CÓRDOBA COLLECTION are inspired by the architectural elements of CÓRDOBA and embody a fusion of different cultures. For the LA VIÑA COLLECTION, the luxury jewelry company has created cufflinks linked to the Mediterranean and representing the Spanish spirit – sun, passion, energy, and joy. The cufflinks from the ALEGRÍAS COLLECTION are perfect for daily wear and features mini-sculptures with geometric reliefs inspired by the decoration of a Spanish guitar.

Cocodrilo Cufflinks in Silver

Cocodrilo Cufflinks in Silver

The cufflinks from the Y COLLECTION are symbols of the CARRERA Y CARRERA brand identity – a perfect and simple design that is easy to wear anytime. Inspired by that most mystic creature of Asian culture, the cufflinks from the CÍRCULOS DE FUEGO COLLECTION are full of character. The lion, tiger, crocodile, and eagle are the stars and true kings of BESTIARIO, one of the strongest and most emblematic collections from Carrera y Carrera.

 

DASSAULT FALCON ESTABLISHES CHINESE SUBSIDIARY

DASSAULT FALCON has established a ‘wholly owned foreign entity‘ to represent the Falcon brand in the growing Chinese market. The subsidiary, known as DASSAULT FALCON BUSINESS SERVICES (BEIJING) CO. LTD, is based in Beijing, China. MR. JEAN MICHEL JACOB has been named General Manager of the subsidiary and MR JEAN ROSANVALLON, the Chairman.

Jean Michel Jacob

Jean Michel Jacob

DASSAULT FALCON is responsible for selling and supporting FALCON BUSINESS JETS throughout the world. It is part of DASSAULT AVIATION, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. DASSAULT AVIATION produces the RAFALE FIGHTER JET as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first FALCON 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. Continue reading

LG ANNOUNCES CINEMATIC 100-INCH CLASS LASER TV

‘HECTO’ LASER-BASED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM DELIVERS FULL HD PICTURE, CREATES BRILLIANT, SPACE-SAVING HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE

LG ELECTRONICS (LG) has announced the launch of its 100-inch class (100 inch diagonal) LG “HECTO” LASER TV featuring both Smart TV and Digital TV capabilities.

LG Unveils 100-Inch Laser Projector

LG Unveils 100-Inch Laser TV and Projector

An impressive home cinema system, the 100-inch class LG “HECTO” LASER TV comprises a special screen and an external ULTRA SHORT THROW (UST) projection unit. This unique system, which will be demonstrated for the first time next month at the 2013 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW in Las Vegas, offers Full HD 1080p resolution and incredible contrast as a result of LG’s advanced laser-based illumination system. Continue reading

“TOP GUN” TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX® 3D FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

THE CLASSIC FILM RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN EXCLUSIVELY IN SELECT IMAX 3D THEATRES FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 8, 2013

“TOP GUN” DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY 3D™/ BLU-RAY 2D™ TWO-DISC SET FEBRUARY 19, 2013

TOP GUN,” the PARAMOUNT PICTURES‘ 1986 modern classic from director TONY SCOTT, producers DON SIMPSON and JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, and starring TOM CRUISE, takes off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX® theatres beginning February 8, 2013. The film has been re-mastered for the IMAX® 3D release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray.

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The “TOP GUN” Blu-ray 3D disc presents the film with pristine high definition picture and sparkling sound in spectacular 3D for the ultimate home viewing experience. The Blu-ray 2D includes the re-mastered film in high definition, along with a six-part documentary on the making of the movie, a behind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with Tom Cruise, commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter JACK EPPS, JR. and more.  The two-disc set available for purchase also includes a digital copy of the film and will be enabled with UltraViolet technology. Continue reading

BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH DASSAULT FALCON’S RETRO CALENDAR

In May 2013, DASSAULT FALCON will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the storied FALCON 20 which took to the sky just hours after the famous Charles Lindbergh’s message to Juan Tripp , Pan American Airlines CEO: “I found the bird”.

Dassault Falcon 2000LXS

Dassault Falcon 2000LXS

Dassault Falcon.

The 2013 DASSAULT FALCON CALENDAR was especially designed around the upcoming celebration of FALCONS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY. For this, Dassault turned to WILFRID BUCH, a talented artist who used as his inspiration, a variety of 1960s design motifs.

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Buch created a series of vintage and avant-garde posters. In his mind, these are today’s Falcons as they might have looked a half century ago. Those zany graphics, atypical fonts, psychedelic lines, improbable color blends – all evocative of the 60′. Continue reading