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  1. When Patek Philippe unveiled its supercomplicated Sky Moon Tourbillon wristwatch at last year’s World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland, an American collector read about the introduction...
  2. Youth Movement Girard-Perregaux is a classic manufacture that is prized among the cognoscenti for its distinct, under-stated way with mechanical masterpieces. It is therefore a little surprising that...
  3. Whether you are speaking of the Cuban or the Dominican brand, the Cohiba name is revered among most cigar connoisseurs. The Extra Vigoroso, though, has catapulted the Dominican Cohiba to the pinnacle...
  4. For the Ages First conceived in 1996, Davidoff’s Millennium Blend Series (Churchill, robusto, lonsdale, and petit corona) comprises its most full-bodied and flavorful cigars to date. The blend is a...
  5. A Bourbon King Bourbons are rarely aged beyond 9 years. Many distillers believe that the effects of the charred, new oak barrels (which, by law, must be used to age bourbon) may begin to overpower...
  6. As part of a select group of wine merchants, we were about to taste the 1999 releases from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), the fastest-selling vintage in Burgundy since the revered 1990. Still, no...
  7. Unlike Bordeaux, where the châteaux are classified, in Burgundy, it’s the land itself that matters, regardless of the talent (or honesty) of its owner. Prices are based on a vineyard’s potential,...
  8. Austrian Overture Nigl 2000 Riesling Privat (Kremstal, Austria). Few regions have burst on the scene with such a cornucopia of world-class, food-friendly, and refreshingly un-oaked wines as Austria...
  9. Purity and Polish Kistler Vineyards (Sebastopol, Calif.) In the realm of fine wines, pedigree often overshadows purity. Even in California, whose wine industry, at least by European standards, is...
  10. Success in the wine business can often prove the precursor of failure. Note the sad fate of Inglenook. The finest winery in Napa under the direction of legendary wine maker George Deuer, Inglenook...

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