House of Grauer
Chocolate

The House of Grauer

Another luxury brand secretly enjoyed by HNWIs, UHNWIs, and the #Billionaires is on Manila’s ultra-premium chocolate gift basket delivery platform Alta Gift Basket. The most expensive chocolates from The Aficionado’s Collection Chocolates by the House of Grauer are in the shape of cigars. The brand even tries to incorporate the aroma of cigars via roasted hazelnut from Italy, which has a bit similar aroma to that of a cigar. The main ingredient used in the making of the chocolates is milk chocolate, and other important ingredients include Turkish Star Anise, French Organic…

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DeLafée
Chocolate

DeLafée

DeLafée is now on Manila’s ultra-premium chocolate gift basket delivery platform Alta Gift Basket. It’s one of Asian HNW & UHNW individuals’ most preferred high-end luxury brands that most people in the middle and lower class don’t even know about. DeLafée of Switzerland’s Gold Chocolate Box comes with a Swiss National Bank gold coin that was minted between 1910 and 1920. Additionally, gold leaf is applied by hand to each of the 8 chocolates in the box, which is probably why this particular box costs ₱49,500 PHP*. As we can…

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Camel Milk

Why Are Elite People Switching to Camel Milk?

For many centuries now, humans have been accustomed to believing that Cow’s milk is the best source of energy and vitamins, but research is now telling us a different story. There is a growing awareness with regards to the bad effects of Cow’s Milk. Cow’s milk has many side effects including nausea, cramps, gas bloating and diarrhea. People who are also lactose intolerant tend to reject it. Cow’s milk also causes allergy and skin irritation that might lead to acne, and because of this a lot of people are looking…

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Caviar Uncategorized

How To Eat & Serve Caviar

Caviar is without one of the first foods that come to mind when luxury foods are being discussed. It is a sought after dish during prestigious events which leave the question of how does one eat and serve Caviar? What is the best way to eat it? To appreciate Caviar one must first understand where it comes from. The caviar comes from Sturgeon fish that comes in three species- the Osetra, Sevruga and the Beluga. These species are found in the Caspian Sea but because there is immense overfishing over…

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Luxury Milk

Milk for the Elite: “White Gold” Camel’s Milk

Camel’s Milk has been deemed as ” White Gold” due to the fact that it is super rare and costs around $32 per liter and could get higher depending on what country it will come from. Camels do not have the ability to produce a huge amount of milk unlike cows and other mammals but whenever they do they produce a precious substance- a kind of milk that is easier to digest and contains vital nutrients that are not found in other types of milk. Some of the most prized…

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Chocolate & Wine

History of Chocolates and the Roman Empire

Three thousand years ago, only the elite were able to get hold of chocolates. Back then this was a luxury item that only kings and queens could avail and it only came in the form of a chocolate drink. Today’s society still cannot get enough of it. It remains popular than ever and now comes in many forms like blocks, paste, liquid and powder. An Aztec woman preparing the cacao drink. The liquid was poured from a height to create a froth or foam on top. Public Domain History of Cacao…

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Business

The Future of Luxury is Asia

“Asia now equals luxury” – Kevin Ching, CEO, Sotheby’s Asia There is no stopping the rise of Asia and it is seen in the massive growth and development by Asian countries from China, Singapore, Malaysia and now the Philippines. Steady economic growth and continuous progress is expected as more digital transformations are afoot. 60% of the world’s luxury brand and service consumption is now happening in China, and the positive relationship between China and other Asian countries like the Philippines can only spell continuous flow of success for both parties involved. Consumers…

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Chocolate & Champagne

What Do Filipino Billionaires Drink?

Yes. You read it right, Filipino Billionaires. The Philippines has always been a rich country, despite being depicted as a poverty ridden country with numerous political strife and what not. The Philippines is actually the home of some of the ultra high net worth individuals. After all, why would the most expensive luxury resort in the world be located in the Philippines if there are no clients? The number of ultra high net worth individuals and high net worth individuals as well as Filipino CEO’s and Top executives has risen.…

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Chocolate & Wine

Growing number of ” Ultra Rich” Filipinos | Rise of Luxury Brands & Services

There will be more ultra-rich Filipinos by 2022. The ultra rich individuals are not the ones who simply own 10 luxury cars, and several mansions like Manny Pacquiao. Instead, there will be more Filipinos who will experience a global kind of wealth and a number of financial assets in different parts of the world. We are talking about ultra rich Filipinos who will have at least $50 million or 2.6 billion under their net assets. In a data released in 2017 by Moola Forum only 310 people belong to the…

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Chocolate & Wine

5 Ways to Know if Your Wine is Good

There is nothing more embarrassing that serving ridiculous tasting wine. Important gatherings, business meetings and festive occasions like wedding and Christmas holidays deserve the finest wines. Unfortunately, it is not easy to spot a good tasting wine just by looking at the bottle, but it always pays to know a little bit more than the average person when it comes to wine. 1. Aroma Wine experts would stick their nose in the glass and take a whiff. The aroma or the smell of the wine is one of the best…

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