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  1. The mere mention of flavored cigars usually elicits sneers from serious smokers. And for good reason: Most are machine made with gutter-grade tobacco and soaked or slathered with sugary substances...
  2. CAMUS COGNAC PIONNEAU 1969 The year 1969 was no common year. In the span of 12 months, Richard Nixon succeeded Lyndon Johnson as president of the United States; Yasser Arafat became head of the PLO;...
  3. FONSECA SUN GROWN CEDAR NO. 4 Like filet mignon sprinkled with freshly cracked peppercorns, Fonseca’s Sun Grown Cedar delivers a refined yet sprightly flavor. As the cigar’s name implies, the...
  4. Molecular gastronomy arrived on an opulent American stage in December when Gilt (212.891.8100, www.giltnewyork.com ) opened in the Villard Mansion at the New York Palace hotel—the same space that...
  5. As cities grow increasingly vertical, cellar space is becoming scarce—a bothersome trend for urban-dwelling wine collectors. Now, in a 19th-century warehouse on Manhattan’s West Side, WineCare...
  6. This issue’s “The Top 100 Luxury Resorts: A Sneak Preview” feature heralds the publication later this month of the premiere issue of Report Report Luxury Resorts . It also culminates a yearlong...
  7. The sixth floor of Midtown Manhattan’s Architects & Designers (A&D) Building was still under construction when visited in late February, but by the end of May, the expanses of freshly poured...
  8. While preparing in 1999 to write a book about his family, Jean-Claude de Merry was doing research when his own life’s plot took an unexpected twist. “I was interviewing my great-uncle, the last...
  9. Seasoned photographers have savored the recent proliferation of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, but in the hands of casual shooters, these advanced instruments can cause consternation...
  10. Eric Johnston, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency, once warned American businesses about the dangers of excessive growth. “The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson,” he...

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