Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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When members of the Bacardi family drink rum, they drink only the best examples selected from...
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Though Dana Estates’ first release was its 2005 vintage, the winery is nevertheless deeply rooted...
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Since departing Cuba in the 1990s, the company now known as Oettinger Davidoff has focused on the...
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At gatherings where more than two oenophiles are present, the question inevitably arises—in one...
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Ever since the launch of his Port Wood in 1995, Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky...
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This astonishing spirit embodies the very essence of single-pot-still Irish whiskey...
Tucked among the hills of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley is a 600-acre laboratory where...
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Wine is often cloaked in a mantle of romance by marketing directors who are intent on moving...
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Some years ago, the tide of opinion turned against Merlot after a scene in the film Sideways...
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Founded in Napa valley in 1862 by the German immigrant Jacob Schram near the town of Calistoga,...
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Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Macanudo brand’s founding, the Macanudo Estate Reserve (www...
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The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation...
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In spite of its name, Monkey 47 (www.monkey47.com, $45 per 375 mL) should be taken seriously....
The Darioush winery on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is utterly unique, and not only for of its...
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A departure from the brand’s usually mild-mannered cigars, the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo (www​....
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The past several years have witnessed significant changes at Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot. Last...
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Clase Azul, a boutique tequila fábrica located in the Jésus María region of Arandas in Jalisco,...
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A white wine with heart. Many wineries in California include the word family on their labels—a...
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Shortly after fleeing Cuba in 2001, José “Pepín” Garcia, who had been rolling cigars for four...
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The holy grail of white Rhônes returns… In 1834, when Antoine Jaboulet established himself as a...

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