Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Robert Drouhin—then head of Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy...
The Item. This cocktail shaker dates from the early 1930s and is one of only two known examples of...
Cigar conglomerate Altadis has augmented some of its top brands with Cabinet Selección blends,...
One might be forgiven for reflexively recoiling from any brand of Hawaiian cigar. After all, the...
Courvoisier’s J.S. Succession, created to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon’s crowning as the...
During their search for a property in Bordeaux, California vintner Jess Jackson and his business...
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Each November, an extraordinary event takes place in the town of Beaune, France. This event—an...
Rocky Patel’s original Edge cigar series had an appealing simplicity. The cigars were sold in rough...
The word icon is often used but seldom is it meaningful. Few people transcend the particulars of...
In the game of high-priced whiskies, as in that of high-stakes poker, four of a kind always beats...
Italian boating company Riva has teamed with Veuve Clicquot champagne to create champagne travel...
In May, whisky collectors took note of the fourth and final arrival of Black Bowmore single malt...
Nicaragua’s nutrient-rich soil produces tobaccos for some of the world’s most flavorful cigars....
Avo Uvezian’s birthday has become a cause for celebration among cigar smokers. Uvezian, who founded...
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The only way to get from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the town of Estelí, the production...
With its resiliency, its ability to bend without breaking, the Ometepe tobacco leaf is analogous to...
Burgundy’s byzantine labeling conventions have their origins in Napoleonic law, which prohibited...
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The city of Reims has a heart of stone: its cathedral. This imposing structure for centuries...
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"The japanese sense of style is the accumulation of long and seriously beautiful aesthetic thought...
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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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