Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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...
Many examples of Shiraz from Australia are so dense and liquor-like that one might mistake them for...
Prensado is Spanish for "pressed" and a fitting name for this well-constructed Honduran powerhouse...
Compared with its more popular, double-distilled younger brother Cognac, Armagnac has always stood...
Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson is an alchemist when it comes to blending single malts...
On November 2, 1758, Don José Antonio de Cuervo obtained a plot of land to grow agaves in the...
With its pungent, peppery-juniper-herbal bouquet and its smooth, elegant flavor, Oxley Classic...
A few years ago, master distiller Chris Morris decided to pay tribute to the master distillers who...

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