Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

In the course of a recent conversation, one Napa winery owner confessed to me with some relief that...
“There are 374 steps involved in making a humidor,” says John Harding, proprietor and managing...
Cardinale Napa-Sonoma Red 1999 As perhaps the most important Cabernet designation in Napa,...
Pipe making is not an industry that encourages change. From about A.D. 100, when a Mayan priest...
For generations, the Carpathian Basin of central Europe has been famous among armchair adventurers...
Although Rudd Estate is a relative newcomer, the winery’s Rudd Estate 1999 Chardonnay Russian...
Dry River is one of New Zealand’s most talked about, yet least accessible, wines. Quantities...
Admirers of Pinot Noir find few similarities between the red wines of Burgundy and the Pinots of...
Padrón 1926Astute readers may be experiencing déjà vu, recognizing that we honored the Padrón 1926...
The second most widely incorporated Bordeaux grape, Merlot, suffered unjustly in the 1980s at the...
The origins of California’s most characteristic wine were unknown until recently, when researchers...
American wine importers John and Harry Mariani created Castello Banfi just a couple of decades ago...
Great painters have their signature styles—a certain flair for lines, a subtlety of color, of...
When we think of white wine, Chardonnay generally leaps to mind. Even so, some of the very best...
From his birthplace in Austria’s Burgenland region, not far from the Hungarian border, Alois...
Cultivated for centuries in the northern Rhône region of France, Viognier is a well-bodied and...
Some legends begin with a grand gesture that, like a wave, washes the subject into history; others...
Rather than controlling disparate vineyard plots, as most Burgundy domaines do, Bonneau du Martray...
French Evolution Master blender Jean-Marc Olivier has captured 200 years of history in a bottle....
Despite an influx of increasingly lovely Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc is still New Zealand’s...

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