Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

A decade and a half ago, Santa Barbara County’s wine industry went through a period of adjustment,...
One of the happiest moments in Italian viticulture occurred when Mar­chese Mario Incisa della...
Though Piedmont produces several red and white wines, Italy’s premier region has but one superstar...
Though Burgundy’s most fabled producer holds property in seven different grand cru vineyards, the...
The British-named port houses we know today have their origins in trade, not just of wine, but of...
Though the Chapoutier family traces its roots in France’s Rhône region back more than 200 years to...
Burgundy’s rulers were often as treacherous as the region’s erratic weather. In 1440, Louis XI,...
During the 19th and 20th centuries, France and Germany vied for control of Alsace, until the Treaty...
Family-owned houses in Champagne sadly have become as rare as some of the region’s most exquisite...
A long and storied history can imbue an estate with a certain appeal that the imagination of the...
In 1862, German immigrant Jacob Schram bought a good-sized property outside the town of Calistoga,...
Kenzo Tsujimoto, the chairman and CEO of video-gaming giant Capcom Inc., decided 20 years ago to...
Though few acknowledge the fact, California vintners’ reputations tend to rest on their reds, which...
In 2005, Tim Perr and Scott Knight—insurance executives from Pacific Palisades, Calif., who share...
Success can sometimes be achieved by accident, but greatness requires deliberate effort. Certainly...
Cultivating quality has been a way of life for Jeff Gargiulo. The proprietor of Gargiulo Vineyards...
After acquiring 160 acres of land in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles, Calif., Deborah and...
In 1999, epicures Weezie and Launny Steffens succumbed to the disease that strikes so many visitors...
Over the course of the last decade and a half, critics’ preference for bigger, riper wines with...
There is a rare sweetness in the smoke of My Father Cigars Limited Edition 2010 (www.myfathercigars...

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