Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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The only way to get from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the town of Estelí, the production...
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Fine winemaking in Washington State began in earnest with Chateau Ste. Michelle, which owns the...
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"The japanese sense of style is the accumulation of long and seriously beautiful aesthetic thought...
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Art, as much as agriculture, furnished the inspiration for Amuse Bouche, a Pomerol-style wine from...
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If intelligence is the unique ability to recognize in seeming randomness meaningful patterns not...
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The legendary Dom Pérignon thought he was drinking stars when he first tasted sparkling wine, and...
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For a champagne lover, witnessing the birth of a new tête de cuvée elicits an excitement on par...
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The estate that would become Villa Russiz was Italy’s most forward-looking when it was built in...
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By the time I returned from two weeks in Argentina in March of this year, I had become firmly...
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One can say little about Château Cheval Blanc that has not been said already by someone, somewhere...
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The protestant Delamain family fled the Huguenot persecution in 17th-century France and began an...
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Absolut vodka has become a modern classic, thanks not only to its famous and relentlessly inventive...
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If young spirits entrepreneur John Cooper has his finger on the pulse of the liqueur category, it’s...
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Drinking grappa used to be a harsh and caustic exercise—at least until the Nonino family came to...
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Although zino cigars are typically made in Honduras, the Platinum Scepter Series is handcrafted by...
Vincent Girardin’s $2.8 million, 67,000-square-foot winemaking facility in Meursault, completed...
Elite winemakers cannot afford to let their knowledge stop at the cellar door. Just as they tend...
Too many chefs usually spoil the pot, but this was not the case during the blending of the Jameson...
During the week beginning July 20, as many as 12 wine lovers will have a chance to sample each of...
Life’s finer things sometimes have dubious origins. Such is the case with Springbank Distillery’s...

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