Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

This typically harsh spirit is now a more approachable and sip-worthy libation…
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Toast to a bountiful harvest with this one-of-a-kind trip to Northern California’s wine country…
These five new sparklers offer liquid respite from the summer heat…
The world’s first Taiwanese single malt rivals some of Scotland’s best…
The first three releases of these bourbons are orphans no more…
As anyone who loves single-malt whisky knows, even the most readily available drams—such as...
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From No. 9 comes a perfect 10… Some great wine ventures begin with a tract of land; others begin...
Tucked among the hills of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley is a 600-acre laboratory where...
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The winemaker Mark Aubert is perhaps best-known these days for the supple, silky Chardonnay he...
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Founded in Napa valley in 1862 by the German immigrant Jacob Schram near the town of Calistoga,...
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Leslie Rudd’s quest for quality is steadfast. His roles as owner of Standard Beverage Corp.,...
The Darioush winery on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is utterly unique, and not only for of its...
For some, viticulture is a career of choice, while for others it is a calling. One suspects that...
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A white wine with heart. Many wineries in California include the word family on their labels—a...
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Technically, Michter’s Cele­bration Sour Mash Whiskey (www.michters.com, $4,000) is neither bourbon...
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In spite of its name, Monkey 47 (www.monkey47.com, $45 per 375 mL) should be taken seriously....
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Though Dana Estates’ first release was its 2005 vintage, the winery is nevertheless deeply rooted...
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Wine is often cloaked in a mantle of romance by marketing directors who are intent on moving...
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The holy grail of white Rhônes returns… In 1834, when Antoine Jaboulet established himself as a...
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At gatherings where more than two oenophiles are present, the question inevitably arises—in one...

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