Books: Sparkling Affection

SPARKLING AFFECTION. Fall in love with champagne all over again as “Krug by Krug Lovers” (Assouline) reiterates the story of the famed champagne house and the celebrities it has had affairs with.




This coffee-table book begins with a short description of how the House of krug was founded back in 1843 by Joseph krug, followed by its illustrious journey throughout many decades of decadence. From the late opera singer maria Callas and ingenious fashion designer karl lagerfeld to master perfumer Francis kurkdjian and legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola, every personal note in tasting perhaps the world’s best sparkling wines is quoted beautifully page after page. the breathtaking images shot by worldrenowned photographers are an equal consummate visual feast that will have you thumb through the pages with joy. inarguably, “krug by krug lovers” is a must-have for champagne devotees.


1. What do cocktails by a Michelin-starred chef taste like? Don’t keep yourself guessing and start making one instead. “Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches: For Her & For Him” (Assouline) by French chef Daniel Boulud will introduce you to fine liquors, as well as mouthwatering bites. Perfect for mixology enthusiasts.


2. Real gentlemen don’t smoke cigarettes, they puff on cigars. If you’re a rookie to cigars, “Havana Legendary Cigars” (Assouline) is your guidebook to mastering this subject inside out. The back pages even list down types of cigars and their characters, including many of those that use Indonesian tobacco.


3. Travel the world like a true jetsetter by sampling only the best dishes out there. “The Luxury Collection Epicurean Journeys” (Assouline) will help you do exactly that, by sharing one recipe from storied hideaways all over the globe that may be a challenge to recreate, but ever wonderful to reimagine.



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