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LA AURORA 1495Had the La Aurora 1495 cigar actually been available in 1495, Columbus never would...
CLOS DU VAL DUSTY BOTTLE CLUBThanks to the depredations of Prohibition and relatively small...
Photography by Cordero Studios.
New Zealand represents a fascinating collision of old and new. This assembly of Polynesian islands...
As anyone does when buying wine, Eugene Mulvihill, owner of Restaurant Latour on the grounds of...
Cigars and clothing share a pair of fundamental truths: A product that is in fashion soon will be...
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CASTELGIOCONDO 2000The history of Italy’s great...
THE EDGE COROJORejecting a trend can produce failure or, alternatively, it can create a new trend...
A simple glass container would not suffice for the Macallan’s (www.themacallan.com) most recent...
The rugged terrain exudes a beauty born of extremes: Spain’s glistening, serpentine Duero River...
Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-...
Cambria 2002 Pinot Noir Clone 23, clone 115, and clone 667 When more-inventive efforts at...
Spring on the savannas of southern Africa arrives with an aromatic flourish, thanks to the bold...
For more than a century, the gold standard of world wine was the 1855 classification of the First...
Photograph by Christie's Images Limited
As early as the 1300s, attempts were made to classify the vineyards of France according to the...
Photograph by Cordero Studios
The first cult wine, presumably, was poured for the first wine cult—that of Bacchus, in Ancient...
A pair of pistols, a fortuitous location, and a wee bit of luck all once conspired to transform an...
The great scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote that “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!” Certainly...
For centuries, France has been the undisputed standard bearer in the world of fine wine. But, in...
When I think of cigars, one of the first things that comes to mind is relaxation. In a life like...
Illustration by Kevin Spaulding.
Driving to Château Monbousquet, outside Saint-Émilion,from Pauillac, in the Médoc region of...

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