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Whether you are speaking of the Cuban or the Dominican brand, the Cohiba name is revered among...
For the AgesFirst conceived in 1996, Davidoff’s Millennium Blend Series (Churchill, robusto,...
Macallan’s 18-year-old offerings have long reigned as the monarchs of full-sherried malt whisky....
As part of a select group of wine merchants, we were about to taste the 1999 releases from Domaine...
Unlike Bordeaux, where the châteaux are classified, in Burgundy, it’s the land itself that matters...
Austrian OvertureNigl 2000 Riesling Privat (Kremstal, Austria). Few regions have burst on the...
Purity and PolishKistler Vineyards (Sebastopol, Calif.) In the realm of fine wines, pedigree often...
Success in the wine business can often prove the precursor of failure. Note the sad fate of...
Primed for PinotAcacia Winery 1998 Beckstoffer-Las Amigas Vineyard Pinot Noir (Napa, Calif.) Only...
Choosing one release as best out of thousands is, in many ways, an absurd task—one that can be...
This is one pipe dream very unlikely to go up in smoke, given the anticipated reluctance of...
Burgundy: the very syllables swell and contract with the sounds of distant violence and the somber...
When flying internationally, I like to arrive at the airport at least an hour earlier than...
You will need plenty of bravado for your cigar-rolling lesson at Graycliff Hotel’s cigar factory in...
Think of it as the distillers’ equivalent of cloning. Macallan whisky maker Bob Dalgarno was...
I knew as soon as i lit the cigar that it was worthless, but it breaks my heart to throw away a $...
The rumor about town was that the Mondavis had a cellar full of wine. It was a scandal, whispered...
The family that put California wines on the map—and on our tables—has released many impressive...
While Robert Mondavi has been the face and voice of the family company, sons Michael and Tim have...
Discreetly tucked within the 27-page wine list of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel’s Dining Room is...

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