In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Robert Drouhin—then head of Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s most prestigious domaines—became interested in expanding the family’s production to Chablis, t
One might be forgiven for reflexively recoiling from any brand of Hawaiian cigar.
The Item. This cocktail shaker dates from the early 1930s and is one of only two known examples of its kind.
Breaking the seal on a bottle of rare, extra-aged, single-malt whisky often summons the ghost of years past.
Courvoisier’s J.S. Succession, created to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon’s crowning as the Emperor of France on December 2, 1804, is still fighting customs to become available in the U.S.
The word icon is often used but seldom is it meaningful. Few people transcend the particulars of their individual identities to embody something much greater than themselves.
Each November, an extraordinary event takes place in the town of Beaune, France.
In the game of high-priced whiskies, as in that of high-stakes poker, four of a kind always beats three.
Rocky Patel’s original Edge cigar series had an appealing simplicity. The cigars were sold in rough-hewn cedar boxes, they had no bands, and they contained earthy Central American tobaccos.
During their search for a property in Bordeaux, California vintner Jess Jackson and his business partner, French vigneron Pierre Seillan, were particularly impressed with Saint-Émilion’s Château L
With its resiliency, its ability to bend without breaking, the Ometepe tobacco leaf is analogous to Nicaragua’s cigar industry, which has withstood many challenges in recent years.
Nicaragua’s nutrient-rich soil produces tobaccos for some of the world’s most flavorful cigars.
Burgundy’s byzantine labeling conventions have their origins in Napoleonic law, which prohibited primogeniture, requiring instead that siblings inherit equally.
Avo Uvezian’s birthday has become a cause for celebration among cigar smokers. Uvezian, who founded Avo Cigars, has marked each of his birthdays since 2001 by creating a limited-edition cigar.
The city of Reims has a heart of stone: its cathedral. This imposing structure for centuries received the ascending French kings, whose heads, by tradition, were crowned beneath its vast vaults.
The only way to get from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to the town of Estelí, the production center of the country’s cigar industry, is to drive northward along the twisting, two-lane CA-1, the C
One can say little about Château Cheval Blanc that has not been said already by someone, somewhere, sometime.
By the time I returned from two weeks in Argentina in March of this year, I had become firmly convinced that this country on the east side of the Andes is currently the best place on the planet fo
The estate that would become Villa Russiz was Italy’s most forward-looking when it was built in 1869 by French count Théodore de La Tour.
For a champagne lover, witnessing the birth of a new tête de cuvée elicits an excitement on par with that which an astronomer experiences upon discovering a new comet.