Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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In addition to making generous use of the newly invented drinking straw, the 19th-century cobbler...
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If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made...
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A few months after the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, Linda and...
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Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are...
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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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From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo...
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The father of tiki culture is indisputable: Don the Beachcomber, who served as a bootlegger during...
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Although the success of a good cocktail can be measured by the carefully blended contents of a...
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When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender...
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When Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set out for the South Pole in 1907 on the Nimrod...
In 1975—the same year his movie The Godfather: Part II won six Oscars at the Academy Awards—Francis...
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Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and...
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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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From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($...
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Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who...
For decades, Tor Kenward has prominently influenced the style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,...
Good fortune has attended Château Haut-Brion since 1525, when Jean de Pontac became its owner upon...
Adherence to tradition does not necessarily yield quality. Despite the rich oenological heritage of...
It is unusual for a new cigar brand to garner praise from virtually every individual who smokes it...

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