Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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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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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The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation...
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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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In late 2012, Elit by Stolichnaya demonstrated the importance of the water used in vodka with its...
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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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When members of the Bacardi family drink rum, they drink only the best examples selected from...
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Representing a new direction for the blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the E.P. Carrillo Edición...
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The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy (www.altadisusa.com, $6 to $7) is ideal for a relaxing late-...
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A departure from the brand’s usually mild-mannered cigars, the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo (www​....

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