Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Until the last decade or so, most critics focused on Europe and California as the primary sources...
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With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, Napa Valley’s once-thriving family wineries—most of which...
Although shaking versus stirring is a valid argument when considering the best way to make most...
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States has recently emerged as one of the most prolific...
Among the oldest of pre-Prohibition classics, the Champagne cocktail also represents a nearly...
Yamazaki 1984 WhiskyIn October 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single-malt...
In the early days of cocktails, the definition of the daisy and the fizz were so close that the...
It has been said that Bordeaux is for the rich, but Burgundy is only for kings. Indeed, the region’...
In North America, punches arrived with the English colonists, who borrowed the recipe from...
Michter’s 25 Year–Old Single Barrel Rye Although the historic Michter’s distillery has changed...
There is an old saying that, if it smells like a Bordeaux and tastes like a Burgundy, it must be a...
Despite what the modern medical profession knows to be true, many pre-Prohibition cocktails...
Brora 30-Year-Old Rare EditionAlthough the Highland distillery along the Sutherland coast was...
While this grouping of regions may be all over the map, the best wines from these areas share...
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Humorist Fran Lebowitz once amended Eleanor Roosevelt’s much-quoted remark on great minds (the...
If ever a drink were ripe for revival, it is the oddly named shrub. As mixologists become...
California’s Central Coast stretches from Ventura to San Simeon, but its three most important wine...
During the 17th century, Peruvians became some of the first people to distill grapes in the...
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The well-known scotch brand Johnnie Walker has opened a four-story club in Beijing where its...
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Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The first happy accident...

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