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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A white wine with heart. Many wineries in California include the word family on their labels—a...
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The past several years have witnessed significant changes at Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot. Last...
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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 Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation...
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An immodestly brilliant Pomerol… The first test of a truly great man is his humility,” asserted the...
When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds...
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Some years ago, the tide of opinion turned against Merlot after a scene in the film Sideways...
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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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At gatherings where more than two oenophiles are present, the question inevitably arises—in one...
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...
For some, viticulture is a career of choice, while for others it is a calling. One suspects that...
The Darioush winery on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is utterly unique, and not only for of its...
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Leslie Rudd’s quest for quality is steadfast. His roles as owner of Standard Beverage Corp.,...
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Never has necessity given birth to more arresting offspring than in Portugal’s Douro Valley, where...
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Founded in Napa valley in 1862 by the German immigrant Jacob Schram near the town of Calistoga,...
Tucked among the hills of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley is a 600-acre laboratory where...
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The winemaker Mark Aubert is perhaps best-known these days for the supple, silky Chardonnay he...

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