Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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...
Enrique De Colsa, master distiller for Tequila Don Julio, refers to the company’s 4 million blue...
Every year since 2001, Avo Cigars founder Avo Uvezian has celebrated his birthday by creating a...
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It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers. In the...
It was not quite as dramatic as the flap of an insect’s wings in Brazil setting off a tornado in...
Burgundy’s sobriquet, the "king of wines," is not entirely figurative: Many of the region’s...
Romanée-Conti: The name rolls off the tongue almost as deliciously as the domaine’s liquid...
The concept of aging well in Napa Valley applies to more than just the region’s wines. Poetry Inn...
Although the Por Larrañaga cigar brand dates to the 1830s, it has remained relatively obscure. It...
Brazil’s national spirit, the sugarcane-derived cachaça, is the third-most-imbibed distillate in...
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Louis Roederer 1999 Cristal Rosé ChampagneAlthough the rosé version of Roederer Cristal is not a...

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