For the past 34 years, 1,500 investors have gathered on a remote mountaintop above California’s Salinas Valley to convene the annual shareholders’ meeting of the Chalone Wine Group—whose business
In 1957, acclaimed entertainer and Rat Pack mainstay Sammy Davis Jr. placed a special order with Hermès of Paris.
A couple of years ago, I was browsing at a flea market on London’s Portobello Road when a sterling silver cigar case caught my eye.
Lancaster Estate Nicole’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Much like the finest wines, the Macanudo Gold Label (www.cigarworld.com) can be made only after an exceptional harvest.
The world’s oldest licensed distillery is about to introduce to the United States its oldest single malt: Bushmills 21 Year Old. U.S.
Pierre Seillan has spent his life discovering the truth about wine.
The real stars of scandia—the restaurant that joined the ranks of the Brown Derby, Chasen’s, Perino’s, and the Mocambo as a legendary "Old Hollywood" hot spot in the mid-1950s—were not the luminou
It is amusing when smokers, eager to display knowledge of their hobby, pontificate about Canary Islands cigars made with the islands’ tobaccos.
As we rush to complete our ritual holiday shopping, most 2002 harvests in the Northern Hemisphere have been converted into wine.
The supply of Three Rivers Shiraz, a wine made from grapes grown in South Australia’s high-altitude Barossa Ranges, is so scarce that the waiting list is five times longer than the available stock
The 16th century was not a good time to be a vintner in england.
James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, is better remembered for winning the war with Mexico in 1848 than for his sense of style.
Three may be sake’s lucky number.
Red carpets, klieg lights, photographers and media crews jostling for space, French film stars . . .
Winter is a quiet time at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s eccentric estate near Charlottesville, Va.
The legend of the SS Politician certainly had all the makings of a movie: In wartime England, a British ship laden with a cargo of hard cash and Scotch whisky braves the Atlantic and U-bo
The penchant for one-upmanship among the legions of single-malt whisky drinkers and collectors is escalating the competition among Scot- land’s distilleries to produce the most expensive single ma
Ever since the cigar boom of the late 1990s, impostors of some of the most popular non-Cuban brands have flooded the market.
An understanding and appreciation of the art of entertaining is the hallmark of a civilized society, and for the most discriminating individuals, entertaining is as much a statement of personal st