Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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Breaking the seal on a bottle of rare, extra-aged, single-malt whisky often summons the ghost of...
The Item. This cocktail shaker dates from the early 1930s and is one of only two known examples of...
One might be forgiven for reflexively recoiling from any brand of Hawaiian cigar. After all, the...
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Robert Drouhin—then head of Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy...
Courvoisier’s J.S. Succession, created to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon’s crowning as the...
The word icon is often used but seldom is it meaningful. Few people transcend the particulars of...
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Each November, an extraordinary event takes place in the town of Beaune, France. This event—an...
In the game of high-priced whiskies, as in that of high-stakes poker, four of a kind always beats...
Rocky Patel’s original Edge cigar series had an appealing simplicity. The cigars were sold in rough...
During their search for a property in Bordeaux, California vintner Jess Jackson and his business...
With its resiliency, its ability to bend without breaking, the Ometepe tobacco leaf is analogous...
Nicaragua’s nutrient-rich soil produces tobaccos for some of the world’s most flavorful cigars....
Burgundy’s byzantine labeling conventions have their origins in Napoleonic law, which prohibited...
Avo Uvezian’s birthday has become a cause for celebration among cigar smokers. Uvezian, who...
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The city of Reims has a heart of stone: its cathedral. This imposing structure for centuries...
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The only way to get from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the town of Estelí, the production...
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Fine winemaking in Washington State began in earnest with Chateau Ste. Michelle, which owns the...
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"The japanese sense of style is the accumulation of long and seriously beautiful aesthetic thought...
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Art, as much as agriculture, furnished the inspiration for Amuse Bouche, a Pomerol-style wine from...
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If intelligence is the unique ability to recognize in seeming randomness meaningful patterns not...

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