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  1. The competition depicted in the following pages marks several milestones. First, it denotes the beginning of the second decade for Robb Report ’s "Car of the Year" event (our 11th annual). While the...
  2. For a stretch of time in the mid-1990s, the U.S. Coast Guard was confronted with a dilemma that the Italian-made Agusta A109 Power helicopter eventually helped solve. Caribbean smugglers were using...
  3. Purchasing perfume as a gift always frustrates me. Every time I walk away watery-eyed from the trendiest boutiques, assured that I’ve just acquired the latest and most exotic, I am later told in no...
  4. Although he became a legend for his amorous proclivities, Casanova was also a renowned adventurer and writer who authored epic memoirs depicting his exploits in 18th-century Venice. Last year,...
  5. Unless a restaurant is especially busy, most chefs are willing to accommodate a patron’s special request. One dish, however, is often craved but seldom provided: an ashtray. As he steps outside a...
  6. Trinidad Fundador Trinidad, a fondly remembered Cuban state cigar brand, is now being produced in the Dominican Republic. Dominican “Trinis” are available in seven shapes, but we suggest the 71¼2 x...
  7. Imagine a fortune cookie, smothered in chocolate, caramel, toffee, or nuts, that weighs in at just under one pound and measures more than half a foot across. Karen Belasco Staitman did just that—and...
  8. Robert Mondavi 2000 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon All things, they say, come full circle: Though Napa Valley fixtures like Robert Mondavi Winery may share the oenological limelight with...
  9. In audio circles, Jeff Rowland Design Group is to two-channel hi-fi as Brooks Brothers is to button-down collars. Now, however, the Colorado Springs, Colo., company is venturing into home theater...
  10. It is 1983, and Neil Macpherson is vacationing in the British Virgin Islands with his wife. They have chartered a 43-foot sailboat and are anchored in the turquoise waters off the Bitter End,...

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