Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

It was not the père but the fils at the firm of Bouchard who spearheaded the family’s foray into...
Good fortune has attended Château Haut-Brion since 1525, when Jean de Pontac became its owner upon...
With its pungent, peppery-juniper-herbal bouquet and its smooth, elegant flavor, Oxley Classic...
For some cigar manufacturers, packaging is everything. For others, it is the quality of the cigar...
Camacho is known for making full-bodied Honduran cigars. But when Camacho’s president, Christian...
When Dirk Hampson joined Far Niente Winery in 1982 as assistant winemaker, he and owner Gil Nickel...
Infused vodkas have been commonplace for several years, and now one tequila maker has experimented...
Grant’s newly appointed master blender, Brian Kinsman, has some sizable shoes to fill. When he...
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Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in the...
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Alchemy is astir in the village of Fécamp. Puffs of steam curl across the gravel courtyard of the...
After decades of anticipation, family-owned Scottish spirit and wine producer Gordon &...
During a periodic tasting of aging Louis XIII cask barrels in 2004, cellar master Pierrette...
Tuscany’s idyllic scenery suggests to the modern visitor a simple life of refinement and repose,...
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After the physical and economic devastation of World War II, the majority of Italian wineries...
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Even in Napa Valley, where pride of place generally takes precedence over progress, history...
PaQuí, which means “to be happy” in the native Aztec language, is a new tequila handcrafted in...
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Long before there was bourbon, rye whiskey was being distilled in the colonies. In fact, in 1797,...
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Life’s greatest gifts are often those that are least expected. The birth of a grandchild is such a...
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Combining spirits of various ages requires as much care and dexterity of the blender as, say,...

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