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Spirits Spotlight: Piper-Heidsieck Returns To The Oscars® With Limited Edition Magnums



HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of yesterday's 89th Oscars® Nominations Announcement, Piper-Heidsieck, the revered French Champagne house known worldwide for its red and gold label, announced its return to the red carpet as the sole Champagne to be served during the 2017 Academy Awards® season.

"On behalf of Piper-Heidsieck, I want to congratulate all the nominees for this great recognition by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," said Benoit Collard, global executive director of Piper-Heidsieck. "Piper-Heidsieck has a long and rich association with cinema and is proud to return to the Oscars, the ultimate arbiter of cinematic achievement in film."

To honor this great partnership, Piper-Heidsieck has created a limited-edition magnum bottle to be poured exclusively at the ceremony and Governors Ball, the Academy's official Oscars after-party. An exceptional bottle for an exceptional night, the Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut magnum is enrobed in red and features a design of gold film that encircles the bottle. Piper-Heidsieck believes that nothing less than a magnum is worthy of the grandeur of Oscars night.

The 2017 Academy Awards season marks the third year of a long-term partnership between Piper-Heidsieck and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to the awards ceremony on February 26, Piper-Heidsieck will be poured at Academy events in Los Angeles, New York and London, including the Oscars® Nominees Luncheon on February 6 as well as the Governors Ball.

Get red carpet ready for Oscars® night with Piper-Heidsieck! #PiperRed

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A Grand & Bold Story with the Cinema

The house has long supported cinema with boldness and grandeur, dating back to 1933, when a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck appeared in SONS OF THE DESERT, the debut film of Laurel and Hardy. In 1964, Piper-Heidsieck celebrated Rex Harrison's Oscar for his role in MY FAIR LADY with a tailor-made 48-liter bottle that was literally as tall as the 5-foot-10 actor. Piper-Heidsieck continues to support the enrichment and preservation of film heritage through the French Cinémathèque and has been the official champagne of the International Cannes Film Festival for more than two decades.

ABOUT Piper-Heidsieck
Created in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck who aimed to create a wine worthy of a Queen, Piper-Heidsieck is one of France's oldest Champagne houses. With a grand history, Piper-Heidsieck has been synonymous with excellence, boldness, and grandeur for over 230 years. One of the world's most awarded Champagnes, Piper-Heidsieck benefits from the expertise of celebrated winemaker, Régis Camus, who has been named "Sparkling Winemaker of the Year" eight times over the past ten years. Piper-Heidsieck is part of the EPI Group.

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is imported in the United States by Terlato Wines.


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Supplement Spotlight: Tracy Anderson Clear French Vanilla Energy Shake Mix



Tracy Anderson Clear French Vanilla Energy Shake Mix is packed with protein, a mix of vitamins and minerals, and a B-vitamin complex to help create balance in your body. This protein shake mix was created by Tracy Anderson, a leading health expert and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, a revolutionary fitness and nutritional methodology.



• 15 grams of protein per serving
• 6 grams of fiber
• Only 100 calories
• 5 grams of sugar
• Dairy and gluten free
• No artificial flavors or colors
• Non-GMO



  • nutrition information

    • Serving Size: 1 rounded scoop

      Serving Per Container: 21

      Amount Per Serving

      Calories: 100Calories from Fat: 15

      % Daily Value*
      • Total Fat 2g 3%
      • Sodium 210mg 9%
      • Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
      • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
      • Sugars 5g
      • Protein 15g
      • Vitamin A 10%
      • Vitamin C 110%
      • Calcium 2%
      • Iron 25%
      • MetricServingSize 31g
      • Vitamin E 10%
      • Biotin 100%
      • Chromium 6%
      • Copper 6%
      • Folate 10%
      • Iodine 6%
      • Manganese 6%
      • Niacin 10%
      • Vitamin B12 4180%
      • Vitamin B6 10%
      • Zinc 6%
      • Riboflavin 10%
      • Thiamin 10%

      * Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


    Pea Protein Concentrate, (Chicory Root Powder), Inulin, Raw Sugar, Natural Flavors, Stevia, Vitamin Mineral Premix (Vitamin A Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Cyanocobalamin, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Chromium Amino Acid Chelate), Protease.

    Allergens & Warnings:

    Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, seeds, soy, wheat and dairy (milk).



Company: Tracy Anderson
Brand: Clear French Vanilla Energy Shake Mix
Origin: USA
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 27 oz.
Claims: 15g protein per serving, dairy and gluten-free, non-GMO.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $29.99
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Why are the French drinking less wine?

Does the seemingly perpetual decline in consumption of France's national drink symbolise a corresponding decline in French civilisation?

The question worries a lot of people - oenophiles, cultural commentators, flag-wavers for French exceptionalism - all of whom have watched with consternation the gradual disappearance of wine from the national dinner table.

Recent figures merely confirm what has been observed for years, that the number of regular drinkers of wine in France is in freefall.

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Platform makes videos touch-enabled and interactive

Touchalize works on smartphone, tablet, computer and connected TV to make videos touch-enabled and interactive.

Few advertisers would deny the potential benefits of interactivity, yet bringing such capabilities to life on a broad scale can be a challenge. Enter Touchalize, a new touch-enabling platform from French Phonitive that gives marketers and other video makers a way to make their creations customizable and interactive.

Recently chosen to be a semi-finalist at LeWeb’12 Paris, Touchalize works on smartphone, tablet, computer and connected TV to make videos touch-enabled and interactive. Viewers of such videos can then view the content, touch and change any object, and then continue viewing. An advertisement for a car, for example, can be modified to allow the viewer to change the vehicle’s color; an image of a dress can be enhanced so that consumers can touch it and get details and purchase information. Viewers can even alter a video or ad to include their own image.

Interactivity in advertising has so far been more of an exception than a rule, but Touchalize promises to change all that. Marketers large and small: one to experiment with?

Website: www.touchalize.com
Contact: www.touchalize.com/contact

Full Article @ SpringWise

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Coca-Cola to Make Beauty Drink for French Women

It's the kind of news that makes you pause, shake your head a bit, and check again to see if you really read that right: Coca-Cola is now developing a beauty drink with a French drugmaker, claiming it will strengthen hair, improve skin, and help with weight loss. Wait, really?

Certain French markets can expect to see the Beautific Oenobiol brand in pharmacies, report Reuters and the Daily Mail. If all goes well, the drinks could then expand to more European countries. The drugmaker, Sanofi, already produces a number of beauty tonics and supplements.

The drinks, reports the Wall Street Journal, will be a blend of mineral water, fruit juice, and nutrition additives. And of course, they'll tout the same benefits as other beauty drinks: better skin, better hair, better nails, and easier weight loss.

Of course, it's not all good news: The announcement was leaked by the labor union at Sanofi, which claims that the company was boasting about the new drinks, while it planned to reduce its workforce by 900 employees.

via TDM

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Now even the FRENCH are getting fat

A diet of junk food and a couch-potato lifestyle is turning the traditionally skinny French into a nation of fatties, health experts have warned.

Almost seven million people in France are now classified clinically obese - nearly double the figure of 15 years ago - the latest study has revealed.

Despite still being officially Europe's second thinnest people, the weight of the average French person has soared by just over half a stone to 11 stone 6lbs since 1997, the report found.

The biggest weight gains were among 18 to 24-year-olds, who are becoming 'addicted to fast food', according to the government sponsored survey by pharmacists Obepi-Roche.

Poorer people in the industrial areas of northern and eastern France were also twice as likely to be overweight as better off families in Paris, Brittany and the French Riviera, the study showed.

France's food minister has now called for traffic light-style warning labels on all food labels to warn of high sugar, salt or fat content.

Guillaume Garot also blamed food manufacturers of not 'playing the game' by presenting high calorie foods as healthy products.

Healthy french bouillabaise
unhealthy French fries

Changing diets: The French have switched from Bouillabaisse to French fries

He said: 'These days you virtually need a degree in chemistry to understand the nutritional information on food labels.

'We need a simpler system that simply says in three colours if a food will make you fat, if its neutral or if its healthy.

'This a a health problem that affects the whole of our society and the government will tackle it as a matter of priority.'

Europe's fattest nation is Greece, where 70 per cent of people are overweight, and 30 per cent are obese.

Couch pomme-de-terre: A change in lifestyle has led to the average French person being half a stone heavier than 15 years agoCouch pomme-de-terre: A change in lifestyle has led to the average French person being half a stone heavier than 15 years ago

Britain has the second fattest women in Europe, where 62 per cent are overweight and 22 per cent are obese.

British men are Europe's fifth fattest, behind Germany, Greece, Finland and Ireland. 62 per cent of UK males are overweight and 20 per cent are obese, according a TNS Sofres survey of 500,000 people across the EU in 2007.

The world's fattest country is Tonga, where 70 per cent of women and 48 per cent of men are obese.

The NHS defines being overweight as having a body mass index - your weight to height ratio - of between 25 and 30, and obese as over 30.

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Trendy Brooklyn Babies Learning French

Despite the fact they can barely talk, some cosmopolitan babies in Brooklyn are studying French. The mommies of the tots are heeding the results of various studies suggesting that exposure to a second language when very young will improve the learning of new languages later on in life, reports DNAinfo.com. "Anywhere from eight months to three years is when children are really sponges," says the teacher of a local Baby French class. "They’re picking up everything." During one session, the babies watched a puppet show starring Les Trois Petit Cochons (The Three Little Pigs), sang "Frère Jacques," and listened to the story L'Ours à la Maison (The Bear at Home). Click for more on the trend

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The trend: bun appetit

The gourmet burger has taken off in Paris, threatening even the beloved croque-monsieur

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As a graduate of Ecole Ferrandi, France’s best state culinary school, Kristin Frederick could have got a job at any Michelin-starred restaurant. Instead this young Californian opened the first burger truck in Paris, instantly becoming a star chef in her own right. Since it appeared in Place de la Madeleine earlier this year, Le Camion qui Fume has not only changed the way Parisians think about “le burger”, it has also paved the way for a new generation of food entrepreneurs.

Frederick knew that she wanted to open a gourmet food truck before she settled on the idea of hamburgers. “There were burgers on the menu of nearly every brasserie in Paris, and I noticed that if it was a good or a decent one, everyone would order it. With my culinary background I knew that I could recreate the burger I grew up with.”

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What was missing from most French burgers, she determined, was fat. “The ground beef sold in most butcher shops is perfect for steak tartare, but too lean for burgers. The more economical ground beef has more fat but is made with the least desirable cuts, so it lacks flavour.” The only solution, then, was to grind her own, using cuts she had selected herself.

Full Article  @ FT


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French Cry Foul as California Foie Gras Ban Nears

Sunday marks a turning point in the culinary calendar of California when a ban enacted nearly eight years ago on foie gras - the gourmet food made from the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese - takes effect.

In advance of the July 1 date, some businesses have moved out of state and others have closed. Many chefs and restaurants have held foie gras dinners in a final toast to the delicacy they love, while animal rights activists have cheered and jeered. And n France, the major producer and consumer of the delicacy, politicians and chefs have cried foul.

"I'm sad. I'm disappointed. I'm going to get as much in as I can while we can," said Christina Kurtz, who attended a six-course foie gras dinner recently in the southern California city of Santa Monica, adjacent to Los Angeles.

Full Article @ Reuters

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9 Awesome French Cheeses Everyone Should Know

Nothing says joie de vivre français like an oozing triple crème. The French enjoy a lot of cheese. And more importantly, they are deeply connected to and proud of their cheese. As well they should be! They have a rich and storied cheese history, a deep-rooted culture of cheese, and more than a thousand cheeses in their lexicon.

France takes its cheese so seriously, they have a whole system of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). This means "controlled designation of origin," and serves to protect the authenticity of cheese. For example, for a cheese to be awarded the AOC-protected name "Cantal," it must come from the Cantal mountains in Auvergne from the winter milk of Salers cows, made according to specific methodology, and aged a minimum of one month.

Full Article @ SE

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