Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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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Already the best-selling Scotch-whisky producer in the world, John Walker & Sons continues to...
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An immodestly brilliant Pomerol… The first test of a truly great man is his humility,” asserted the...
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The winemaker Mark Aubert is perhaps best-known these days for the supple, silky Chardonnay he...
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Of the three new releases, the Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share, is the most outstanding...
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Never has necessity given birth to more arresting offspring than in Portugal’s Douro Valley, where...
In 2010, the House of Courvoisier’s fifth master blender, the now-retired Jean-Marc Olivier,...
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The former entertainment-industry attorney Rakesh “Rocky” Patel has become one of the world’s top...
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From No. 9 comes a perfect 10… Some great wine ventures begin with a tract of land; others begin...
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Technically, Michter’s Cele­bration Sour Mash Whiskey (www.michters.com, $4,000) is neither bourbon...
When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds...
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Leslie Rudd’s quest for quality is steadfast. His roles as owner of Standard Beverage Corp.,...
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The Honduran-made H. Upmann Legacy (www.altadisusa.com, $6 to $7) is ideal for a relaxing late-...
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Those who contend that Chardonnay grown in the sacred precincts of Chablis and the Côte de Beaune...
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In late 2012, Elit by Stolichnaya demonstrated the importance of the water used in vodka with its...
For some, viticulture is a career of choice, while for others it is a calling. One suspects that...
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Representing a new direction for the blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the E.P. Carrillo Edición...
Like so many legends, the house of Dom Pérignon is the subject of numerous tales. Although the monk...

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