Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

In 1989, Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Company launched Don Lino, which became one of the...
For some cigar manufacturers, packaging is everything. For others, it is the quality of the cigar...
In 1935, Montecristo, one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands, was born in Havana. But with the...
Good fortune has attended Château Haut-Brion since 1525, when Jean de Pontac became its owner upon...
It was not the père but the fils at the firm of Bouchard who spearheaded the family’s foray into...
“There is no greatness without risk,” says chef de cave Richard Geoffroy of the Dom Pérignon 1990...
In an earlier career, Chalk Hill Estate—a staple in Sonoma’s wine country for decades—was one of...
Santa barbara county winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton have contributed significantly to...
Only a truly significant passion could compel one to leave behind an illustrious family legacy to...
Practice, as they say, makes perfect, and certainly Justin Smith, proprietor of Saxum Vineyards, is...
Jeff Smith’s father, Ned, originally planted the humble Zinfandel vine on what turned out to be one...
When Dirk Hampson joined Far Niente Winery in 1982 as assistant winemaker, he and owner Gil Nickel...
Ann Colgin has a talent for making happy discoveries. “My first love was art,” Colgin recalls, “but...
Many examples of Shiraz from Australia are so dense and liquor-like that one might mistake them for...
Adherence to tradition does not necessarily yield quality. Despite the rich oenological heritage of...
Certainly one of the most prolific négociants in Burgundy—as the ubiquity of its village wines on...
If the histories of the two Flor­entine families associated with Tenuta dell’Ornellaia are long and...
Frequently cited by collectors as being among the world’s preeminent producers of white wines,...
Having cultivated its vineyards in the Rhône Valley for well over 500 years, the Chave family has...
Infused vodkas have been commonplace for several years, and now one tequila maker has experimented...

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