Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

The Macallan 55 swirls in a whisky tumbler, carefully, gently. Sunlight pours through the windows...
The National Prohibition Act of 1919 not only empowered the federal government to prevent the...
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Furniture designer Arthur Tabrizi knows how to hold his wine; he has been making bespoke wine...
The Altadis USA Cabinet Seleccións consist of premium, limited-edition versions of the cigar maker...
In this world, there are ideal pragmatists and pragmatic idealists. One might suggest as the...
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Talk to a whisky aficionado, and he or she will most likely enthuse about this single-cask...
Cigar smokers continue to benefit from manufacturers’ attempts to trump each other’s ultrapremium...
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AUSTRALIAMuch is made in the press of the surge of premium wines from Australia, but one wonders...
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Spirits are called spirits precisely because they capture essences, and in doing so they enable us...
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After Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, many of the country’s cigar makers decamped for...
The maker of lists must also be a ready apologist. The following catalog of the world’s most...
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ARGENTINADespite a long, rich history of viticulture, Argentina has only in recent decades entered...
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Before austrian architect Oswald Haerdtl (1899–1959) taught at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts, he...
Those who have met Richard Geoffroy know they are unlikely to meet anyone more passionate about...
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Hidden within Napa’s Howell Mountain is a $2 million wine cave whose twisting and turning tunnels...
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According to local folklore, a woman named Old Meg resided at the Strathisla distillery in...
The new CAO Gold Maduro cigar originated as part of CAO’s Concept Series, a group of experimental...
Ardbeg (www­.ardbeg.com), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has...
A decade ago, while recuperating from a broken neck that he had suffered a year earlier in a...
When asked by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, what he saw as he thrust his lantern for the first time...

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