Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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Talk to a whisky aficionado, and he or she will most likely enthuse about this single-cask...
The National Prohibition Act of 1919 not only empowered the federal government to prevent the...
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Spirits are called spirits precisely because they capture essences, and in doing so they enable us...
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ARGENTINADespite a long, rich history of viticulture, Argentina has only in recent decades entered...
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AUSTRALIAMuch is made in the press of the surge of premium wines from Australia, but one wonders...
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After Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, many of the country’s cigar makers decamped for...
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Before austrian architect Oswald Haerdtl (1899–1959) taught at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts, he...
The maker of lists must also be a ready apologist. The following catalog of the world’s most...
Ardbeg (www­.ardbeg.com), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has...
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Hidden within Napa’s Howell Mountain is a $2 million wine cave whose twisting and turning tunnels...
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According to local folklore, a woman named Old Meg resided at the Strathisla distillery in...
The new CAO Gold Maduro cigar originated as part of CAO’s Concept Series, a group of experimental...
Those who have met Richard Geoffroy know they are unlikely to meet anyone more passionate about...
When asked by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, what he saw as he thrust his lantern for the first time...
Enrique De Colsa, master distiller for Tequila Don Julio, refers to the company’s 4 million blue...
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It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers. In the...
A decade ago, while recuperating from a broken neck that he had suffered a year earlier in a...
Every year since 2001, Avo Cigars founder Avo Uvezian has celebrated his birthday by creating a...
Although the Por Larrañaga cigar brand dates to the 1830s, it has remained relatively obscure. It...
The concept of aging well in Napa Valley applies to more than just the region’s wines. Poetry Inn...

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