Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

A lot of things happened in 1961.  John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United...
No other domestic producer of fine wines has topped Robb Report’s Best of the Best list more...
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Although the Glenrothes distillery was founded in 1879, up until the early 1990s this...
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Bordeaux is known for its wine, but the wildly successful liqueur Crème Yvette, an almost mystical...
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In 1981, Deborah and Justin Baldwin purchased 160 acres in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles...
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With any investment, timing is everything. Well-honed instincts have played a crucial role in the...
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The 14th running of the Maker’s Mark Mile is just minutes away, and the moment here at Keeneland—...
In 1970, the Hibiki 12 Year Old, one of the most elegant blended whiskies in the world, was created...
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Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are...
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If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made...
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When Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set out for the South Pole in 1907 on the Nimrod...
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With an exceptional aroma, an intense flavor, and a deep, almost purple-black color, vintage ports...
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Although the success of a good cocktail can be measured by the carefully blended contents of a...
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A Bollen triple-stem martini glass ($185) on gold leaves coasters ($8 each) from TableArt; a...
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From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo...
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From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($...
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Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and...
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No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to...
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Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who...
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Over a career spanning 58 years, Benjamin Menendez has worked in every major cigar-producing...

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