Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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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-...
When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds...
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In late 2012, Elit by Stolichnaya demonstrated the importance of the water used in vodka with its...
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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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Representing a new direction for the blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the E.P. Carrillo Edición...
For some, viticulture is a career of choice, while for others it is a calling. One suspects that...
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When members of the Bacardi family drink rum, they drink only the best examples selected from...
Like so many legends, the house of Dom Pérignon is the subject of numerous tales. Although the monk...
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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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Though Dana Estates’ first release was its 2005 vintage, the winery is nevertheless deeply rooted...
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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...
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At gatherings where more than two oenophiles are present, the question inevitably arises—in one...
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Wine is often cloaked in a mantle of romance by marketing directors who are intent on moving...
Tucked among the hills of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley is a 600-acre laboratory where...
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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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Some years ago, the tide of opinion turned against Merlot after a scene in the film Sideways...
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The agaves are piled 3 feet high, shorn of their sword-like paddles and stacked on the precipice of...

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