Russian river valley wine producer Lynmar Winery (707.829.3374, www.lynmarwinery.com) has added to its Sebastopol, Calif., estate a tast
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Cigars and clothing share a pair of fundamental truths: A product that is in fashion soon will be out, and one that is out of fashion someday will return.
The rugged terrain exudes a beauty born of extremes: Spain’s glistening, serpentine Duero River winds its way through a baked landscape of red brown soil rich in iron, gypsum, chalk, and other tra
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A simple glass container would not suffice for the Macallan’s (www.themacallan.com) most recent special release, a single malt aged for 5
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Spring on the savannas of southern Africa arrives with an aromatic flourish, thanks to the bold tropical-floral scent of the fruit of the native marula tree.
Cambria 2002 Pinot Noir Clone 23, clone 115, and clone 667
Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-cylinder engine that generates 987 hp, but it is an engineering feat nonetheless.
For centuries, France has been the undisputed standard bearer in the world of fine wine.
The first cult wine, presumably, was poured for the first wine cult—that of Bacchus, in Ancient Rome—and the wine (of unknown cépage, but certainly not a Cabernet) was crafted to inspire lunacy am
As early as the 1300s, attempts were made to classify the vineyards of France according to the quality of their wines, but not until the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris did wine brokers succe
For more than a century, the gold standard of world wine was the 1855 classification of the First Growths of Bordeaux.
A pair of pistols, a fortuitous location, and a wee bit of luck all once conspired to transform an illicit pot still on an expansive glade overlooking Scotland’s River Livet into the producer of t
When I think of cigars, one of the first things that comes to mind is relaxation.
The great scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote that “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!” Certainly American history bears out this maxim.
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