Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Few of the Cuban brands now being made in other countries possess their namesakes’ strength, but...
Tallying the votes for our Best of the Best selections was just a formality. Although we were...
Originally produced as an elixir of long life by Carthusian monks from a recipe they acquired in...
Jörg Rupf, scion of a German family of master distillers, arrived in California in 1982 with a...
After his defeat at Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland—better known as...
The Marnier-Lapostolle company first made the Grand Marnier Cuvée Cent du Cinquantenaire in 1977...
Jose Seijas is the master blender for Altadis, the world’s largest producer of cigars. For the...
Photograph by MacDuff Everton/Corbis.
When Queen Victoria died in 1901 at the age of 81, her bon vivant son, having finally ascended to...
Schloss Vollrads is the ancestral home of the Barons of Greiffenclau, but since bankruptcy...
Leonildo Pieropan, the leading producer in Soave and the grandson of the estate’s founder (also...
One is hard-pressed to imagine a less likely professional precursor to the occupation of vintner...
Rhum agricoles, artisanal rums representing only about 3 percent of this spirit’s production, are...
Aged reposado and añejo tequilas—the so-called sipping varieties—certainly are enjoyable, but...
Photograph by John Heseltine/Corbis.
Early on, the folks at Taylor Fladgate expected that the 2003 harvest would yield a spectacular...
John Leacock was only 15 years old when he began apprenticing for a Madeira shipping firm in 1741...
When Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser founded Inniskillin in 1975, they intended to emphasize pre­...
My first encounter with Merry Edwards’ wines took place one evening at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek...
San Francisco’s Barbary coast proffered a devil’s grab bag of dubious hard spirits during its...
The mere mention of flavored cigars usually elicits sneers from serious smokers. And for good...
CAMUS COGNAC PIONNEAU 1969 The year 1969 was no common year. In the span of 12 months, Richard...

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