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  1. Life’s finer things sometimes have dubious origins. Such is the case with Springbank Distillery’s whiskies, originally produced from an illicit still run in Campbeltown, on the southwest coast of...
  2. The Massachusetts-based boutique speaker company Revel kept its original Salon speaker unchanged for eight years while it waited for significant technological improvements to emerge. The wait clearly...
  3. For close to 20 years, Robb Report’s sister publication ShowBoats International has hosted the ShowBoats International Awards and Rendezvous ( www.showboats.com ), a gathering of yacht owners,...
  4. The Item. This is the passport that Wilt Chamberlain carried during his travels to Europe and the Soviet Union with the Harlem Globetrotters, whom he joined in 1958, after his junior season at the...
  5. Although history’s most storied smoker has a cigar shape named after him, his grandson, Winston S. Churchill, felt the great man deserved something better. In 2005, the younger Churchill approached...
  6. Though the winemaking traditions of the Italian peninsula are almost immeasurably old, the push among vintners to produce wines of a level of quality to compete with the finest wines grown elsewhere...
  7. Martin Lo is just one of the leaders of the Chinese boatbuilder Cheoy Lee: The others are his seven brothers. Each brother has the word Director printed on his business card. “It works better than...
  8. The young customs man is at a loss. On this sweltering December afternoon in Grand Bahama Island’s Freeport Harbor, he is the only official on duty; his supervisor is visiting Miami and cannot be...
  9. The Duo Grand, a conjoined pair of 6-foot-long grand pianos from Brunswick, Germany’s Grotrian Pianos ( www.grotrian.de ), was designed for duets. That much is obvious. Less apparent is the...
  10. Each of the 100 featured restaurants was selected by one or more of the following vintners. Santiago Achával , Achaval-Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina David Adelsheim , Adelsheim Vineyard, Newberg, Ore...

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