Some products I know within one use (e.g. a really dusty, sheer eyeshadow is not going to work for me, and even over primer, the improvement is not enough--too many top-notch formulas out there to bother, for me). If it's a color I'm certain about, I might try it with a few different pairings to see if it gets better/worse.
[img]http://fermentationwineblog.com/wp-content/uploads/fight.jpegIf you live in Michigan or know someone who lives in Michigan, if you love wine, if you believe wine lovers and wine retailers deserve fairness in commerce, if you hate when special interests screw the rest of us and if you want to help preserve all that is fine, good and beautiful in the world then continue reading: Last night the Michigan Legislature, at the behest of the state's beer and wine wholesalers passed SB 1088. It's a simple bill: BAN MICHIGAN CONSUMERS FROM BUYING WINE FROM OUT-OF-STATE WINE STORES, INTERNET WINE RETAILERS, WINE CLUBS AND AUCTION HOUSES, WHILE ONLY ALLOWING MICHIGAN CONSUMERS TO BUY WINE FROM IN-STATE WINE STORES. Believe it or not Michigan used to have this same law on the books and it was ruled unconstitutional in a Michigan Federal court in 2008. The judge in the case said the discriminatory law clearly violated the Constitution. SO YEAH, WHY NOT PASS AN IDENTICAL LAWâ€¦JUST TO SCREW RETAILERS AND CONSUMERS AND GIVE WHOLESALERS PROTECTION FROM HAVING TO COMPETE FOR A LIVING. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is not predisposed to sign the bill. So, what needs to happy is for him to hear from Michigan residents. That's why I'm asking you to do the following: [list=1] [*]If you are a resident of Michigan, pick up the phone and call the governor and ask him to veto SB 1088
[*]If you have family or friends in Michigan, contact them and ask them to call the governor and tell him to veto SB 1088
[*]Spread this request as far and wide as you can. [/list] The Michigan Governor's Constituent Services Phone number is: 517-335-7858 Tell the person who answers the phone the following: 1. You oppose the bill and urge the Governor to veto SB 1088 â€“ The Wine Shipping Bill. 2. You oppose a bill that bans you from buying wine from licensed out-of-state retailers. 3. The bill is unconstitutional and interferes with interstate commerce. 4. SB 1088 only aids special interests while reducing my choices of wine. 5. It has already been announced that if passed the law would face a costly lawsuit. In my role as Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers, I worked to help kill another bill just like this in Michigan this year. Then the new one popped up and we've been working to kill this bill too. It's not quite as easy to influence legislation when you don't have hundreds of thousands to feed the legislatures. But the principled argument has worked in the past and it could work now if the governor hears from his constituents. I'll certainly be speaking with his office. It's remarkable that this kind of legislation continues to be introduced and passed. It speaks to the power of the three-tier system to corrupt. It speaks to the power of money in politics. It speaks to the allure of rent seeking. Any help you can give would be appreciated. The Governor has until the end of the year to sign or veto SB 1088. The post Help Fightâ€¦For the Love of Wine appeared first on Fermentation.
This weekend, Bompas & Parr will be opening their latest ambitious cocktail project, named 'Beyond the Waterfall' and featuring a Christmas-themed bar in an underground lagoon. We went along for a sneak preview...[img]http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/12/feature-image-lagoon-300x198.jpgCredit: Charlie SurbeyLondon'sÂ Westfield centre commissioned Bompas & Parr to build a Christmas pop-up bar in its luxury shopping village. The duo responded by filling a 20-metre area with water, complete with sailboats and cascading waterfall, through which guests row themselves to reach the cavern bar. [list] [*] Scroll down for cocktail list
[/list] Once inside, the host â€“Â a merman drag queen named Ruby â€“Â offers punch, and three other mermen draped over the bar provide hand massages and serenading, as well as sea-themed cocktails. [img]https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/12/beyond-the-waterfall-inset-630x417.jpgCredit: Charlie Surbey Co-founder Harry Parr described the project as an 'unlikely but enchanting Christmas experience that avoids all the usual cliches of the season'. [list] [*] Top London wine bars as chosen by the experts
[/list] Practically, the nautical element does come with difficulties, and guests are required to sign a form freeing the bar of responsibility â€“Â in case your iPhone goes overboard, or your loafers get a soaking. This slowed entry to the bar considerably, although visitors were mollified with a glass of Champagne at Searcy's just outside. Our mermaid guide also told us that, although the boats were designed for two, in reality they had experienced problems with the boats sinkingâ€¦ So now it's one person per vessel. [list]
Grower Champagne can be a minefield of variable quality, but Decanter's Christelle Guibert has picked out five outstanding performers that can be bought for the same price as the big brands...[img]http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/12/phenomenal-value-grower-champagnes-christmas-300x210.jpgWhile we are all familiar with the Champagne brands of the Grandes Marques (think Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger), the quantities they produce demand that they buy in grapes from growers across the region, which is then blended to achieve a house style. These producers dominate the market, so although there are over 15,000 growers in Champagne, only around a third produce their own Champagnes. As grower Champagne is made in very small quantities, often coming from just one or a handful of local vineyard sites, it canÂ reflect its terroir much more ably than a large-scale blend. Unlike the Grandes Marques,Â there is rarely any money spent on advertising, and many will only sell at the cellar door. These comparativelyÂ tiny overheads and modest margins ensure that there are some incredible value grower Champagnes out there.
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Champagne resident and expert Pieter Liem picks out 10 top grower Champagnes to try.
How to identify the Champagne you are drinking: Every bottle of Champagne has a small code on the label that can immediately tell you what you are drinking, althoughÂ they are no indication of outright quality. The most common are listed below: NM
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