Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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How does one select the world’s top 100 wine producers? "Obviously, it’s always a matter of...
Grappa is not what it used to be, according to Antonella Nonino. “You would never find grappa in...
The maker of lists must also be a ready apologist. The following catalog of the world’s most...
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ARGENTINA Despite a long, rich history of viticulture, Argentina has only in recent decades entered...
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AUSTRALIA Much is made in the press of the surge of premium wines from Australia, but one wonders...
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“Each of us is all the sums he has not counted,” wrote Thomas Wolfe of the web of human...
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The José Seijas Signature Series 2000, the eponymous creation of the master blender for the world’s...
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If the California wine industry might be said to have anything akin to a mad scientist, it would...
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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...
Ardbeg (www­.ardbeg.com), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has...
The new CAO Gold Maduro cigar originated as part of CAO’s Concept Series, a group of experimental...
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“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche....
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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...
When asked by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, what he saw as he thrust his lantern for the first time...
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It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers. In the...
A decade ago, while recuperating from a broken neck that he had suffered a year earlier in a crash...
Every year since 2001, Avo Cigars founder Avo Uvezian has celebrated his birthday by creating a...
Enrique De Colsa, master distiller for Tequila Don Julio, refers to the company’s 4 million blue...

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