Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

On November 2, 1758, Don José Antonio de Cuervo obtained a plot of land to grow agaves in the...
Practice, as they say, makes perfect, and certainly Justin Smith, proprietor of Saxum Vineyards, is...
In 1935, Montecristo, one of the world’s most iconic cigar brands, was born in Havana. But with the...
Having cultivated its vineyards in the Rhône Valley for well over 500 years, the Chave family has...
Compared with its more popular, double-distilled younger brother Cognac, Armagnac has always stood...
When Dirk Hampson joined Far Niente Winery in 1982 as assistant winemaker, he and owner Gil Nickel...
With few exceptions, most smokers are more familiar with the names of their cigars than they are...
It was not the père but the fils at the firm of Bouchard who spearheaded the family’s foray into...
Prensado is Spanish for "pressed" and a fitting name for this well-constructed Honduran powerhouse...
Many examples of Shiraz from Australia are so dense and liquor-like that one might mistake them for...
A few years ago, master distiller Chris Morris decided to pay tribute to the master distillers who...
In an earlier career, Chalk Hill Estate—a staple in Sonoma’s wine country for decades—was one of...
Just as the original Cuban La Escepción was an offshoot of Havana’s Hoyo de Monterrey cigar, this...
Certainly one of the most prolific négociants in Burgundy—as the ubiquity of its village wines on...
Lagavulin 16 Year Old is one of the smokiest Islay single malts—a dram coveted by those who sip...
Only a truly significant passion could compel one to leave behind an illustrious family legacy to...
In 1989, Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Company launched Don Lino, which became one of the...
Frequently cited by collectors as being among the world’s preeminent producers of white wines,...
Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson is an alchemist when it comes to blending single malts...
Jeff Smith’s father, Ned, originally planted the humble Zinfandel vine on what turned out to be one...

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