Purity and Polish
Whether you are speaking of the Cuban or the Dominican brand, the Cohiba name is revered among most cigar connoisseurs.
For the Ages
Macallan’s 18-year-old offerings have long reigned as the monarchs of full-sherried malt whisky.
As part of a select group of wine merchants, we were about to taste the 1999 releases from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), the fastest-selling vintage in Burgundy since the revered 1990.
A Bourbon King
Choosing one release as best out of thousands is, in many ways, an absurd task—one that can be rapidly complicated by the judges’ efforts to showcase their own cleverness or powers of discriminati
Primed for Pinot
Unlike Bordeaux, where the châteaux are classified, in Burgundy, it’s the land itself that matters, regardless of the talent (or honesty) of its owner.
Burgundy: the very syllables swell and contract with the sounds of distant violence and the somber chanting of monks from matins to vespers.
This is one pipe dream very unlikely to go up in smoke, given the anticipated reluctance of potential owners to put a match to such a rare briar.
Think of it as the distillers’ equivalent of cloning.
You will need plenty of bravado for your cigar-rolling lesson at Graycliff Hotel’s cigar factory in Nassau, The Bahamas.
When flying internationally, I like to arrive at the airport at least an hour earlier than required. It has nothing to do with the new measures of heightened security.
While Robert Mondavi has been the face and voice of the family company, sons Michael and Tim have been quietly running much of the operation for nearly a decade now.
Discreetly tucked within the 27-page wine list of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel’s Dining Room is perhaps the ultimate blended red wine.
The rumor about town was that the Mondavis had a cellar full of wine. It was a scandal, whispered the good citizens of Virginia, Minnesota. Someone should notify the authorities.
The family that put California wines on the map—and on our tables—has released many impressive bottles over the years. We asked some wine writers and experts to select their favorite Mondavis.