Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Its traditions are ancient, but the modern nation of Italy is a relatively recent invention. Just...
Egg nog’s roots in America go back to colonial days, when it kept pioneers toasty during the frigid...
As the cradle of all New World and American wine, these two regions in the northern half of the...
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With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
Although shaking versus stirring is a valid argument when considering the best way to make most...
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States has recently emerged as one of the most prolific...
Yamazaki 1984 WhiskyIn October 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single-malt...
Among the oldest of pre-Prohibition classics, the Champagne cocktail also represents a nearly...
In the early days of cocktails, the definition of the daisy and the fizz were so close that the...
It has been said that Bordeaux is for the rich, but Burgundy is only for kings. Indeed, the region’...
Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...
Brora 30-Year-Old Rare EditionAlthough the Highland distillery along the Sutherland coast was...
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Humorist Fran Lebowitz once amended Eleanor Roosevelt’s much-quoted remark on great minds (the...
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share...
If ever a drink were ripe for revival, it is the oddly named shrub. As mixologists become...
California’s Central Coast stretches from Ventura to San Simeon, but its three most important wine...

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