Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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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In late 2012, Elit by Stolichnaya demonstrated the importance of the water used in vodka with its...
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From No. 9 comes a perfect 10… Some great wine ventures begin with a tract of land; others begin...
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The winemaker Mark Aubert is perhaps best-known these days for the supple, silky Chardonnay he...
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Though Dana Estates’ first release was its 2005 vintage, the winery is nevertheless deeply rooted...
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At gatherings where more than two oenophiles are present, the question inevitably arises—in one...
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Never has necessity given birth to more arresting offspring than in Portugal’s Douro Valley, where...
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Some years ago, the tide of opinion turned against Merlot after a scene in the film Sideways...
When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds...
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An immodestly brilliant Pomerol… The first test of a truly great man is his humility,” asserted the...
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Those who contend that Chardonnay grown in the sacred precincts of Chablis and the Côte de Beaune...
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The past several years have witnessed significant changes at Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot. Last...
Like so many legends, the house of Dom Pérignon is the subject of numerous tales. Although the monk...
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The holy grail of white Rhônes returns… In 1834, when Antoine Jaboulet established himself as a...
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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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Ever since the launch of his Port Wood in 1995, Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky...
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Of the three new releases, the Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share, is the most outstanding...
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Already the best-selling Scotch-whisky producer in the world, John Walker & Sons continues to...
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Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Macanudo brand’s founding, the Macanudo Estate Reserve (www...

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