Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Compass Box Hedonism Vatted Grain WhiskyMost Scotch whisky blends combine single malts with grain...
Photo by Cordero Studios/ www.corderostudios.com
With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
If ever a drink were ripe for revival, it is the oddly named shrub. As mixologists become...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...
Although the wines of Champagne are all too easy to sip, they are actually quite difficult to make...
Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of passion and discipline. Their collections are...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share...
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
At present, the iberian Peninsula is producing arguably the best wines in Europe. The wine...
Long before spirits and bitters were the norm in cocktails, mulled wine and port sangarees were...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
In the early days of cocktails, the definition of the daisy and the fizz were so close that the...
Anyone who has examined a pre-1930s cocktail book has most likely noticed that many of the recipes...
Among the oldest of pre-Prohibition classics, the Champagne cocktail also represents a nearly...
Egg nog’s roots in America go back to colonial days, when it kept pioneers toasty during the frigid...
During the 17th century, Peruvians became some of the first people to distill grapes in the...
Photo ©2011 Paul Liu/Duoimage
The well-known scotch brand Johnnie Walker has opened a four-story club in Beijing where its...
Photo by Cordero Studios (www.corderostudios.com)
Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The first happy accident...

Pages