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From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo...
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From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($...
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Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are...
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Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and...
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No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to...
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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...
For decades, Tor Kenward has prominently influenced the style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,...
Santa barbara county winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton have contributed significantly to...
A few years ago, master distiller Chris Morris decided to pay tribute to the master distillers who...
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...

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