Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Even the late, legendary Jim Beam—founder of the international spirits conglomerate that bears his...
Ann Colgin has a talent for making happy discoveries. “My first love was art,” Colgin recalls, “but...
Good fortune has attended Château Haut-Brion since 1525, when Jean de Pontac became its owner upon...
For decades, Tor Kenward has prominently influenced the style of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,...
It is unusual for a new cigar brand to garner praise from virtually every individual who smokes it...
Adherence to tradition does not necessarily yield quality. Despite the rich oenological heritage of...
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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Alchemy is astir in the village of Fécamp. Puffs of steam curl across the gravel courtyard of the...
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Fixes & SoursDaiquiris & MargaritasHighballs & CoolersJuleps, Smashes &...
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Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in 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...
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Even in Napa Valley, where pride of place generally takes precedence over progress, history...
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After the physical and economic devastation of World War II, the majority of Italian wineries...
Tuscany’s idyllic scenery suggests to the modern visitor a simple life of refinement and repose,...
PaQuí, which means “to be happy” in the native Aztec language, is a new tequila handcrafted in...
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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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Long before there was bourbon, rye whiskey was being distilled in the colonies. In fact, in 1797,...

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