Our archetypal image of a radical is often at odds with reality, as early American history demonstrates: Revolution on this continent was fueled, initially, not by ideals heated to a fevered pitch
Recently, the Cuban cigar maker Perdomo resolved to bring together two favorite male pastimes: golf and a good smoke.
Working his coa—a long-handled knife with a flat, moon-shaped blade—a jimadore hacks swordlike leaves from agave plants, revealing in each a 60-pound heart that resembles a massi
The Naples Winter Wine Festival (www.napleswinefestival.com), a three-day auction held this month in Naples, Fla.
Traveling by steamboat and horse-drawn carriage, Alfred Barnard set out in 1885 to visit each of the 161 distilleries in the United Kingdom.
Recently, in the course of a conversation having nothing to do with wine, I was asked to explain the difference between a talented craftsman and an artist.
Cameroon wrappers usually surround mild filler tobacco, as most cigar makers prefer to emphasize the distinctive flavor of the African leaf.
A collection of Château d’Yquem that includes at least one bottle of every vintage produced from 1860 through 2003.
One of only five boxes (containing 100 cigars) of the Gurkha Black Dragon Edición Especial.
A unique antique camel-bone humidor from northern India.
Travel for a group of four to France for private blending sessions at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house and the Hennessy Cognac distillery, and for a tour of the Krug Champagne house.
Given the Delamain family’s wide-ranging assortment of extracurricular interests, it is remarkable that its members—whose roots in the Saintonge district of Cognac can be traced back to 1625—ever
Cigar smoking is an inherently low-tech activity.
Tallying the votes for our Best of the Best selections was just a formali
Mike Butera’s perfectionism is apparent in the handful of collectible pipes he carves each year.
When Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser founded Inniskillin in 1975, they intended to emphasize premium table wines.
Originally produced as an elixir of long life by Carthusian monks from a recipe they acquired in 1605, Chartreuse—named for its green hue—has survived revolutions, landslides, and tangles with t
Jörg Rupf, scion of a German family of master distillers, arrived in California in 1982 with a modest Holstein pot still.
After his defeat at Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland—better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie—fled to the isle of Skye.
The Marnier-Lapostolle company first made the Grand Marnier Cuvée Cent du Cinquantenaire in 1977 to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
When Queen Victoria died in 1901 at the age of 81, her bon vivant