Though Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin was founded in 1772, it was not known by its present name until its founder’s son, François Clicquot, died suddenly and his widow, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin,
One of the most significant producers of white wine in Alsace, France, Zind-Humbrecht is also a relative newcomer, having been founded in 1959 by Léonard Humbrecht and Geneviève Zind after their m
When Louis-Napoléon ordered the classification of the wines of Bordeaux in 1855 in preparation for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, the judges placed greater emphasis on the red wines of the r
In speaking of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, many writers exhaust their store of superlatives, pouring out prose more purple than the Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s most famous producer.
Champagne Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by its eponymous proprietor, who earned the nickname “Champagne Charlie” while introducing his wines to the elite of Boston and New York.
Over the course of the last four decades, Tor Kenward has become something of an institution in the Napa Valley, having worked closely with the master winemaker Ed Sbragia in developing and refini
The pursuit of quality has been the raison d’être of all of Leslie Rudd’s endeavors. As the head of Standard Beverage Corp.
Founded in 1731 by Michel Bouchard, a textile merchant, Bouchard Père et Fils was purchased in 1995 by Joseph Henriot, the owner of Champagne Henriot.
Other cars in this category may be faster and more extreme looking than the Aston Martin Vanquish, but none offers a better blend of performance, design, and craftsmanship.
The fifth AMG model to receive the Black Series treatment, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series (www.mbusa.com)
Carroll Shelby has passed, but he has left us a wonderfully overpowered Mustang to remember him by.
In terms of poise and positioning, no contemporary car matches the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed (www.bentleymotors.
With its rows of monolithic columns, travertine walls, and windows of tinted glass, the winery complex at Darioush—one of the Napa Valley’s most exacting producers—represents a synthesis of the an
Few people have entered the wine industry with greater passion and modesty than Laura and John Bremer, Southern Californians whose love for the Napa Valley brought them back to Northern California
The BMW M6 Coupe (www.bmwusa.com) may have lost its V-10 engine for the 2013 model year, but rest assured that the Ger
In our 2004 Best of the Best issue, we selected as winners red and white domestic wines that had been crafted by the same winemaker.
Penfolds Grange is perhaps Australia’s most famous wine, and that fame has often been celebrated in these pages, where this powerful Shiraz-based blend has been honored numerous times.
Burgundy’s famous vineyards are divided and subdivided into tiny plots farmed by dozens of different producers.
The firm of Marchesi Antinori has long been a pioneer in the Italian wine industry.
In 1998, santiago achával and fellow Argentinean Manuel Ferrer partnered with Roberto Cipresso and Tiziano Siviero, the proprietors of La Fiorita in Montalcino, Italy, to found Achaval-Ferrer, a w