Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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...
“There is no greatness without risk,” says chef de cave Richard Geoffroy of the Dom Pérignon 1990...
It was not the père but the fils at the firm of Bouchard who spearheaded the family’s foray into...
Good fortune has attended Château Haut-Brion since 1525, when Jean de Pontac became its owner upon...
For decades, Tor Kenward has prominently influenced the style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,...
In 1935, Montecristo, one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands, was born in Havana. But with the...
With few exceptions, most smokers are more familiar with the names of their cigars than they are...
Lagavulin 16 Year Old is one of the smokiest Islay single malts—a dram coveted by those who sip...
In an earlier career, Chalk Hill Estate—a staple in Sonoma’s wine country for decades—was one of...
Santa barbara county winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton have contributed significantly to...
Only a truly significant passion could compel one to leave behind an illustrious family legacy to...
Practice, as they say, makes perfect, and certainly Justin Smith, proprietor of Saxum Vineyards, is...
Even the late, legendary Jim Beam—founder of the international spirits conglomerate that bears his...
When Dirk Hampson joined Far Niente Winery in 1982 as assistant winemaker, he and owner Gil Nickel...
Jeff Smith’s father, Ned, originally planted the humble Zinfandel vine on what turned out to be one...
Having cultivated its vineyards in the Rhône Valley for well over 500 years, the Chave family has...
Frequently cited by collectors as being among the world’s preeminent producers of white wines,...

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