Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

“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,...
In 1989, Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Company launched Don Lino, which became one of the...
Camacho is known for making full-bodied Honduran cigars. But when Camacho’s president, Christian...
Just as the original Cuban La Escepción was an offshoot of Havana’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigar, this...
It is unusual for a new cigar brand to garner praise from virtually every individual who smokes it...

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