Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made...
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When Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set out for the South Pole in 1907 on the Nimrod...
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With an exceptional aroma, an intense flavor, and a deep, almost purple-black color, vintage ports...
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Although the success of a good cocktail can be measured by the carefully blended contents of a...
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A Bollen triple-stem martini glass ($185) on gold leaves coasters ($8 each) from TableArt; a...
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From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo...
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From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($...
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Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are...
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Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and...
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No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to...
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Over a career spanning 58 years, Benjamin Menendez has worked in every major cigar-producing...
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Great wine is the product of the relationship between the vintner and the land; yet it is also...
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A few months after the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, Linda and...
In 1975—the same year his movie The Godfather: Part II won six Oscars at the Academy Awards—Francis...
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In addition to making generous use of the newly invented drinking straw, the 19th-century cobbler...
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When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender...
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Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional...
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The father of tiki culture is indisputable: Don the Beachcomber, who served as a bootlegger during...
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Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who...
Ann Colgin has a talent for making happy discoveries. “My first love was art,” Colgin recalls, “but...

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