Laurent Perrier Unveil La Cuvée at Aria

After 15 years of extensive work, Laurent-Perrier is proud to launch La Cuvée. In La Cuvée Laurent-Perrier has created the perfect balance between freshness and a complex bouquet.

This new addition to the Laurent-Perrier range embodies the spirit of the Maison and becomes the flagship of the House style, replacing Laurent-Perrier Brut. La Cuvée will be available in Australia from August 2017.

Purity, freshness and elegance remain Laurent-Perrier’s core attributes and these are truly exemplified in La Cuvée.

Laurent-Perrier’s commitment to continually improve and the opportunity to source new grape supplies has allowed Cellar Master, Michel Fouconnet, to create this new expression.

Blended with 50-55% Chardonnay, nearly double the average in Champagne, this wine is created with only the purest grape juice.

This alone allows Laurent-Perrier to craft La Cuvée, a Champagne of great finesse and a beautiful freshness obtained after a four year ageing process.

“At Laurent-Perrier we always sought to continually improve the quality of our Brut champagnes.

No fewer than 100 different crus enter into the “La Cuvée” blend”, says Cellar Master, Michel Fouconnet. “Laurent-Perrier’s expertise and commitment to quality come together in La Cuvée to create a true vin de plaisir which exemplifies the House style”.

The mouth yields a fine mineral taste with pronounced aromas and purity. A good length on the palate and very long-lasting aromas characterise the wine. The higher percentage of Chardonnay reveals a nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers.

This fresh and pure wine is perfect for an aperitif and an ideal champagne to accompany poultry and the finest fishes. Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée will be available through selected independent wine stores and by the bottle at Sepia Restaurant, Sydney.

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Queenstown’s Coronet Peak Launches Hump Day Night Skiing – Wednesday Night Under the Stars

Coronet Peak in New Zealand’s adventure capital of Queenstown is bringing out the stars on Wednesdays nights, as it extends its popular Friday and Saturday Twilight and Night skiing experience to Wednesdays during July.

The announcement comes just days before the early bird pricing on the 2017 3 Peak Pass, the South Island’s best value ski pass, closes on March 30. The 3 Peak early bird season Pass, priced at NZ$599, includes night skiing.

Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager, Nigel Kerr, says this offers skiing and boarding lovers a hugely attractive mid-week option.

Night skiing is very popular with Aussies, who can realistically be at work in the morning and skiing at night on the same day thanks to a number of well-priced flights ex Australia.

“This mid-week option now opens up more itinerary choices for them when visiting Queenstown in July,” he said. It’s now not just weekends, but in July you can ski under the stars on hump day.”

“Night and Twilight skiing are more than just the extension of a day’s skiing. It is an entirely different, more magical experience, made even better by an awesome on-mountain après experience eating pizzas and burgers whilst enjoying a mulled wine on a heated deck near a roaring fire.”

Night skiiers will also be able to enjoy two new additions to the floodlit trails. Running off the side of the M1 trail Duncan’s Dance, a rolling terraced run, and the Pro Am run alongside the lower Coronet Express will be lit up for 2017 night skiing adding to the many runs on offer.

Night skiing is included in the 3 Peak Season Pass, offering pass holders unlimited access to Coronet Peak day, twilight and night skiing, as well as unlimited access to The Remarkables on the other side of Queenstown and Mt Hutt in Canterbury, officially New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort 2015 and 2016.

When paying as you go, an adult night ski lift pass from 4-9pm is NZ$59, while children 6 and over are NZ$35.

A Twilight pass, which runs from 12:30pm-9.00pm, is $119 per adult and NZ$60 for kids 6 and over. Children 5 and under are free for all passes at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

Source: Coronet Peak


Helen Kaminski Hats Unveiled for the New Season

The new Helen Kaminski Autumn Winter 2017 collection has landed. And it’s an ode to simple, subtle drama and clean lines with the collection and campaign fortifying headwear as an enduring fashion accessory.

The collection showcases Helen Kaminski’s core values of innovation, authentic design and craftsmanship.

Innovative techniques merge with practical functionality, hand craft elements and age-old techniques informed are updated with the latest global design trends.

Hats have evolved; taller, more masculine crowns, boxy silhouettes and refined details rule. Bags combine practical features with luxury finishes and prints meet texture.

Complementing the collection of hats, bags and small accessories- now staples in the Helen Kaminski range- Helen Kaminski’s scarf collection embraces the cooler months with luxurious, voluminous capes, geometric digital prints and tactile touch-me fabrications.

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Seven's Sunrise to Hit the Road on USA Mystery Tour

Sunrise is hitting the road again… Next week the team will embark on a five-day mystery tour of the United States of America. A near-impossible feat never attempted by a television program – and Sunrise’s biggest ever broadcasting and logistical challenge.

Sunrise will broadcast from a new destination in the USA every day next week as chosen by viewers at home. It’s up to them to decide where they want to go, and Sam, Kochie, Nat, Beretts, Eddy, Sam Mac and the Sunrise crew will have less than 24 hours to get there.

This will be another television world-first attempt for Sunrise. No other live television program has ever attempted a broadcast of this magnitude. And there’s more: this time Sunrise is giving four lucky viewers the chance to come along for the ride.

“This is the experience of a lifetime – and all the power is in the viewers’ hands,” said Sunrise Executive Producer, Michael Pell. “They tell us where they want to go, and we take them there.

Our viewers have always shaped the show, so we can’t wait to see what they come up with this time for Sunrise’s greatest challenge yet.”

So, where will it be? Waikiki, LA or New Orleans? Buckle up! Each day will be a new adventure decided by Sunrise viewers and our cameras will capture every minute behind-the-scenes.

Source: Sunrise

*Melissa is a regular on the Sunrise show


Launch of Swisse Wellness and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1® Team Partnership

Swisse Wellness Global Ambassador Nicole Kidman and local VIP guests graced the red carpet at the official launch of the Swisse Wellness and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1® team partnership on Saturday evening.

Nicole Kidman, Tina Arena and Swisse Wellness Ambassador Ricky Ponting were among a collection of special VIPs who attended the event at designer hotel, QT Melbourne.

Guests were treated to an Italian inspired evening, with a special guest performance from international superstar Tina Arena.

Source: Swisse 

Melissa was a guest in Melbourne of Swisse