Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Jeff Smith’s father, Ned, originally planted the humble Zinfandel vine on what turned out to be one...
In an earlier career, Chalk Hill Estate—a staple in Sonoma’s wine country for decades—was one of...
In 1989, Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Company launched Don Lino, which became one of the...
Adherence to tradition does not necessarily yield quality. Despite the rich oenological heritage of...
Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson is an alchemist when it comes to blending single malts...
Compared with its more popular, double-distilled younger brother Cognac, Armagnac has always stood...
Even the late, legendary Jim Beam—founder of the international spirits conglomerate that bears his...
Prensado is Spanish for "pressed" and a fitting name for this well-constructed Honduran powerhouse...
It is unusual for a new cigar brand to garner praise from virtually every individual who smokes it...
Just as the original Cuban La Escepción was an offshoot of Havana’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigar, this...
With few exceptions, most smokers are more familiar with the names of their cigars than they are...
In 1935, Montecristo, one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands, was born in Havana. But with the...
On November 2, 1758, Don José Antonio de Cuervo obtained a plot of land to grow agaves in the...
Lagavulin 16 Year Old is one of the smokiest Islay single malts—a dram coveted by those who sip...
Certainly one of the most prolific négociants in Burgundy—as the ubiquity of its village wines on...
If the histories of the two Flor­entine families associated with Tenuta dell’Ornellaia are long and...
Frequently cited by collectors as being among the world’s preeminent producers of white wines,...
Having cultivated its vineyards in the Rhône Valley for well over 500 years, the Chave family has...
“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...

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