Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Contrary to the wistful pronouncements of lore, the transformation of the Golden State from bovine...
Traditions run deep in California’s wine country. But none runs as deep, or can be traced back so...
The way Bill Samuels Jr. tells it, his family had been making bourbon for seven generations when,...
Gurkha Master SelectInspired by a departed Indian brand, the Gurkha cigar now emerges from rolling...
Elie Bleu (elie.bleu@wanadoo.fr) does not gamble when it comes to caring for cigars, but the...
2001 Archery Summit Renegade Ridge Estate Oregon Pinot NoirSingle-mindedness is not the sole secret...
One of the showcase apartments in New York’s new Time Warner Center includes a room dedicated to...
We tend to associate old and rare spirits with small, obscure producers quietly meting out their...
Napa Valley ReserveA banker. a real estate magnate. A shipyard owner. An actor and film director. A...
Photo by Maison de la France/Jacques Sierpinski
In the fastidious orbits of the Parisian bon ton, where being from anywhere other than Paris marks...
Terroir, like so many other French words, does not lend itself to direct English translation....
Selecting a wine opener is a task that illustrates a universal dilemma: too many choices. Does one...
Georgetown Tobacco, located, as its name suggests, in the Colonial neighborhood of Washington, D.C...
Colgin Cellars Cabernet SauvignonNapa Valley Tychson Hill Vineyard 2000 A legacy of enduring taste...
Aubert Chardonnay Sonoma CoastRitchie Vineyard 2001A virtuoso of the vine.   We strive in the very...
Gagliole Pecchia, Toscana 1999A rarity among reds. Persistence pays off. Twenty years ago, Thomas...
Jadot Le Montrachet 2000 From the rocky heart of Burgundy, an unrivaled Chardonnay. No...
Bowmore 25 Year Old Single MaltA magnanimous malt from the oldest distillery on Islay. Scotch...
Graycliff Espresso The Bahamian company takes a shot, scores. It stands to reason that Graycliff...
“James Bond stopped by the other day,” begins bartender Colin Field. “I asked him if I could please...

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