Iconic champagne house Dom Pérignon has introduced its 2006 vintage champagne in India—the brand’s fifth vintage to be released in this century. The juicy and opulent champagne is airy and bright with a floral, fruity pastel tone that unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, with hints of licorice. It eventually melts into a bitterness tinged with the briny taste of the sea. The 2006 vintage is available at select retail stores across India.
Italian luxury car brand Maserati has extended its footprint to west India with the launch of a new dealership (the third in India) in partnership with Group Planet Petal. Located at the Taj Santacruz hotel in Mumbai, the luxurious showroom is spread across 3,200 sq ft. Apart from showcasing an exclusive collection of iconic Maserati models, the showroom has a visitor lounge, which introduces clients to Maserati’s history. Apart from this, there is a section to house exclusive Maserati merchandising items, as well as a configuration area where clients can customise their new vehicles.
Montegrappa, Italy’s most iconic pen manufacturer, has launched a new collection of calligraphy pens that combine the spiritual and visual elements of Arabic calligraphy. Designed by Lebanese artist and designer, Katya Assouad Traboulsi, the Montegrappa Calligraphy Pen features an arabesque silver medallion and enamel arabesque patterns in mother-of-pearl, white, red and green on the cap, an Arabic calligraphy phrase embossed on a silver or gold background on the barrel and an 18-carat gold nib. Available only in the fountain version with a wide range of nibs, this edition is limited to 512 pieces and comes with a handmade wooden case and a hardback version of the book Arabic Calligraphy: Worlds Made Precious.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, famed for its unmatched hospitality and excellent services, has unveiled Taj Santacruz, the group’s fourth hotel in Mumbai. With 279 rooms and suites, the new hotel has on display chandeliers in the double-height lobby, hints of art deco architecture, and paintings and traditional sculptures by Indian artists. The Taj Club rooms, designed for business travellers, come with a 24-hour cyber butler, high-speed Wi-Fi and private check-in service, while the presidential suite and the grand luxury suite have separate living spaces and a kitchenette. Guests may retreat to the in-house beauty salon, swimming pool or fitness centre. Alternatively, one can settle down for a delectable meal at the Tiqri or Rivea restaurants, or relax at Enoteca, Rivea’s wine tasting room.