Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

The GiftA unique God of Fire humidor filled with 300 cigars made by Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. — A...
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After Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, many of the country’s cigar makers decamped for...
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Before austrian architect Oswald Haerdtl (1899–1959) taught at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts, he...
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AUSTRIA Austria has been creating wine since Roman Emperor Probus overturned the ban on growing...
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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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AUSTRALIA Much is made in the press of the surge of premium wines from Australia, but one wonders...
Grappa is not what it used to be, according to Antonella Nonino. “You would never find grappa in...
Call them terroir-ists, the seven Languedoc winemakers who, in June, appeared on French national...
The maker of lists must also be a ready apologist. The following catalog of the world’s most...
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Spirits are called spirits precisely because they capture essences, and in doing so they enable us...
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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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CALIFORNIA NAPA VALLEY California is arguably the most important wine-producing region in the New...
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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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How does one select the world’s top 100 wine producers? "Obviously, it’s always a matter of...
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ARGENTINA Despite a long, rich history of viticulture, Argentina has only in recent decades entered...
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....
Ardbeg (www­.ardbeg.com), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has...
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According to local folklore, a woman named Old Meg resided at the Strathisla distillery in...
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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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