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Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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...
Ian “Percy” McPherson understands the sense of satisfaction that comes from completing a hard day’s...
Photo by Cordero Studios; Styling: Robin Macdonald;
Every year, English designer David Linley’s 20-year-old namesake company produces what he calls “...
The business attire for Napa Valley wine finder Mark Steven Pope includes jeans—Wranglers, in fact—...
The pleasures of the table are many—as are the dangers. If excessive consumption or gout poses a...

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