Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s relatively modest acreage required an immodestly long time to...
Although George Calvert Yount obtained his Spanish land grant (the first in Napa Valley) in 1836,...
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The function of the punt—the depression in the bottom of a wine bottle—is a contentious topic....
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Watching master distiller Jim McEwan in Bruichladdich’s Islay bottling hall is not unlike observing...
To mark its 40th year, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut, the renowned rosé Champagne, collaborated...
Agave aficionados are expanding their horizons, thanks in no small part to three gringos: Master...
Even in changing economic times, Christie’s master of wine, Charles Curtis, contends that fine and...
To give clients easy access to the sale, Christie’s has moved its annual early-summer Fine and Rare...
Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars have teamed up to offer an exceptional selection of Burgundy wines...
Distilled in 1972 and bottled last January, the Pierre Ferrand Vintage 1972 Cask Strength Cognac (...
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Founded in 1811, Epernay-based Perrier-Jouët has always taken a progressive, forward-thinking...
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son dates to 1760, making it one of Champagne’s oldest grande marque houses. An early owner, Jean-...
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Although its inaugural wine was released to collectors only late last year, Dana Estates has deep...
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At an early age, Michael Mondavi learned from his grandfather Cesare to listen to vineyards. He...
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Sports teams have their mascots, but few wines do. One exception is Howell at the Moon, a Napa...
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Although Quinta do Vallado was founded by the Ferreira family in 1716 and served as the primary...
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Jayson Woodbridge inhabits a world quite apart from our own. One senses this upon entering the...
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While students of military history define a tercio as a 15th-century battle formation in which...
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Haling any new product as a classic usually seems premature, but you might find it difficult to...
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Though the first winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District opened its doors in 1878, California’s...

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