The 14th running of the Maker’s Mark Mile is just minutes away, and the moment here at Keeneland—the fabled horse track in Lexington, Ky.—is magic.
In 1970, the Hibiki 12 Year Old, one of the most elegant blended whiskies in the world, was created in Japan by Suntory.
From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($250) from Gearys on vintage coasters ($300, set of 10) from TableArt;
From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo flute ($630, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Abysse Champagne s
A Bollen triple-stem martini glass ($185) on gold leaves coasters ($8 each) from TableArt; a Steuben Tortoise martini glass ($160); a William Yeoward crystal Jerry cocktail shaker ($895) from Gear
Although the success of a good cocktail can be measured by the carefully blended contents of a shaker, presenting the perfect drink requires a bit more attention to detail.
With an exceptional aroma, an intense flavor, and a deep, almost purple-black color, vintage ports are the most coveted, costly, and collectable of all the fortified wines.
When Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set out for the South Pole in 1907 on the Nimrod Expedition (the trip’s moniker owing to the name of his ship, and neither his personality nor his c
If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made with sweet-and-sour mix instead of the traditional lemon and sugar, it would be easy to understand w
Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are extremely different.
Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and master.
Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who worked at the New Orleans City Exchange bar around 1850.
The father of tiki culture is indisputable: Don the Beachcomber, who served as a bootlegger during Prohibition and opened his famed Polynesian-themed restaurant off Hollywood Boulevard in Los Ange
Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional punches are appearing with regularity on hip Brooklyn cocktail lists as well as at new restauran
When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender Jerry Thomas published his Bar-Tender’s Guide in 1862—mixologists have been loath to tamper too m
In addition to making generous use of the newly invented drinking straw, the 19th-century cobbler is credited with introducing the modern-day cocktail shaker.
In 1975—the same year his movie The Godfather: Part II won six Oscars at the Academy Awards—Francis Ford Coppola purchased a portion of the historic Inglenook Estate winery in Napa Valley, Calif.
A few months after the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, Linda and Steve Sherwin received a request from a group of Italian vintners organizing an auction to benef
Great wine is the product of the relationship between the vintner and the land; yet it is also sometimes the result of an abiding friendship, as is the case with the wines of Cellers Melis, locate