New & Noteworthy

With a capacity of 62 guests and a nimble size allowing for off-the-beaten-charts cruising, Crystal Esprit is more intimate superyacht than ocean liner. The newest launch from the acclaimed Crystal...
The rye revival is transforming what had become a rough-edged swig back into the complex whiskey it once was. And this past year, WhistlePig produced a bottle that soared past the world’s greatest...
Visitors to Bowmore’s No. 1 Vaults on the blustery Islay shores of Loch Indaal can feel the caress of the gentle saltwater spray that helps give this single malt its character. A precious few of...
There is a certain poignancy in sipping a great whisky that can never be created again. This 26-year-old is from distiller William Grant’s Ghosted series, sourced from distilleries that no longer...
In Las Vegas earlier this year, at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace, I committed a sin. Knowing the restaurant stocked fine tequilas, I ordered a Premium Margarita made with Partida Elegante...
To make this limited-edition Dominican rum, the Brugal family’s maestros roneros —masters of rum—each year select rums from 36 of the rarest casks among the 250,000 aging in Brugal’s Puerto Plata...
A tale of long-forgotten barrels discovered in the shadowy corners of an old brick warehouse adds a note of intrigue to any spirit, including this 21-year-old Kentucky bourbon. It was distilled in...
If ever there was a gin to inspire conversation, this is it: a superbly crafted spirit by Crispin Cain, a Mendocino, Calif., distiller who ages his wheat-based London dry gin for one year in ex-...
High Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï Some high-jewelry watches resemble traditional timepieces, and others appear fantastical. The Carpe Koï—a one-of-a-kind fish-inspired sculpture that Van...
Complication: Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock A newcomer to women’s complicated watches, Fabergé has transcended the patronizingly cute timepieces that Swiss brands often build for women. The Lady...
High Fashion: Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso ​Through its Atelier Reverso customization program, Jaeger-LeCoultre provides a broad range of dial and strap options for its double-sided Reverso Duo...
Design Innovation: Ballon Bleu de Cartier Serti Vibrant As early as the 19th century, jewelers were setting diamonds en tremblant , recognizing that a little movement would ensure that the stones...
Watch Design: Audemars Piguet Millenary Hand-Wound The latest Millenary models from Audemars Piguet were inspired by the brand’s famous Tradition of Excellence Cabinet No. 5 watch. They present...
High Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels Carpe Koï Some high-jewelry watches resemble traditional timepieces, and others appear fantastical. The Carpe Koï—a one-of-a-kind fish-inspired sculpture that Van...
For a few fortunate exotic-car owners, quality of life is about to reach even greater heights with the September opening of the Porsche Design Tower Miami in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. The 60-story...
With more men’s swimwear offerings on the market than ever before, it may be quite a feat to sort through this summer’s selections. To aid with the challenge, here are seven of our favorite swim...
Overlooking the ocean views and palm trees of Pacific Palisades, the newly finished 8,063-square-foot home on 748 Amalfi Drive is an open-concept, glass-encased house that shows off the best of the...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best sedans for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Vehicle models must have been introduced or significantly updated since...
Deciding on what to get dear Dad on his devoted day can indeed be daunting. Long gone is the time when your handmade coffee mug (that he thought was an ashtray) made the grade. And accessorizing his...
This 15-bedroom estate on Sri Lanka’s central south coast leaves nothing to be desired. From ayurvedic spa treatments and yoga sessions to cooking classes and tennis lessons, Àni Villas has curated a...
When the renowned sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman joined forces with a former owner of Screaming Eagle, Charles Banks, something truly exceptional was born. Derived from one of the...
Hermann Wiemer hails from the German village of Bernkastel, where his family has made wine for 300 years. Top Rieslings are usually from Germany, Austria, or Alsace, but Wiemer has proved that grapes...
Graham Tatomer developed an unquenchable affinity for Grüner Veltliner while working at the famed Weingut Emmerich Knoll in Austria’s Wachau appellation. He returned to California’s Central Coast to...
Ceritas is one of the most highly allocated wineries in California. With roughly 2,000 cases produced each year, supply can never meet demand, which results in a long waiting list to receive a tiny...
The first American winemaker and vineyard manager of a Burgundian estate, Ted Lemon was at the helm of Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault before he returned to the United States in 1984. Nine years...
A new giant grille, the latest LED lighting, and optional 21-inch wheels announce the LX 570 as Lexus’s biggest, brightest, and most luxurious SUV. Lexus completely redesigned it for the 2016 model...
The GLS550, the S-Class of Mercedes-Benz’s utility lineup, is one of the most able and elegant SUVs on the market. Powered by a 449 hp biturbo V-8 and engineered with adjustable driving modes, the...
Heaven knows it had to happen: Some deprived souls were clamoring for a $230,000 SUV, and Bentley delivered. In typical fashion, Bentley has ladled on the luxury, giving the Bentayga’s interior a...
Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland, is now the granddaddy of all modern and contemporary art fairs, drawing over 98,000 visitors and featuring about 286 international art galleries and museums from 33...
A hedonistic era has ended as the Playboy Mansion just sold for over $100 million—an attractive figure that includes its renowned resident, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. As his publishing...

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