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  1. Cameroon wrappers usually surround mild filler tobacco, as most cigar makers prefer to emphasize the distinctive flavor of the African leaf. What a surprise, then, to taste the Camacho Select , a...
  2. Given the Delamain family’s wide-ranging assortment of extracurricular interests, it is remarkable that its members—whose roots in the Saintonge district of Cognac can be traced back to 1625—ever...
  3. Dine at the Modern, located inside the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan, and just as you are about to leave, a member of the wait staff will present you with a gift bag containing a...
  4. Recently, in the course of a conversation having nothing to do with wine, I was asked to explain the difference between a talented craftsman and an artist. In the few moments during which my ego (...
  5. Traveling by steamboat and horse-drawn carriage, Alfred Barnard set out in 1885 to visit each of the 161 distilleries in the United Kingdom. His detailed account of the journey, The Whisky...
  6. In 1954, Leica Camera ( www.leica-camera.com ) launched its M-series of rangefinder cameras, which photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) and other devotees have called the purest...
  7. Cigar smoking is an inherently low-tech activity. The product itself has barely changed in a century; it still comprises only a roll of leaves and a tiny smear of glue, and it is made with the...
  8. Town-car driver Russell Figaredo greets most members of Private Escapes Destination Clubs with a refreshing glass of fruit juice or a bottle of water when they arrive in the Big Apple. But when two...
  9. Visitors to Nice, France, have a new venue for surveying the action along the Riviera, at the Palais de la Mediterranee ( www.lepalaisdelamediterranee.com ). Although the rebuilt landmark opened in...
  10. The basement level of West Virginia’s Greenbrier hotel ( www.greenbrier.com ) contains rooms that once were always booked for, though never occupied by, Beltway power brokers. The 1,100 bunks tucked...

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