Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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...
“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...

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