Articles in Wine, Spirits & Cigars

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Photography by Cordero StudiosCelebrations and cigars have always gone hand in hand, and never more...
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Perfection always entails a precarious balancing act, and in the wine industry especially,...
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Of the six elements, or "pillars," that define the character of the Macallan’s single-malt whisky,...
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As the son of oil magnate Jean Paul Getty, Gordon Getty might easily have allowed circumstances to...
As the bucolic Charente River flows silently past the majestic Château Courvoisier, one would...
According to legend, 13 mysterious quartz crystal skulls placed in various parts of the world by...
With Johnnie Walker’s first release since launching its top-of-the-line Blue Label King George V...
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Ever since 1989, when the French relaxed their laws prohibiting vintage-dated Cognacs, this...
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The Chappellet family has cultivated Cabernet Sauvignon from their hillside vineyards in Pritchard...
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This throwback name stems from the Old Rip Van Winkle pre-Prohibition label that Julian Van Winkle...
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The only vineyard located in the tony Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air, Moraga comprises 16...
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When Taylor’s fortified winemaker, David Guimaraens, discovered this long-forgotten pre-phylloxera...
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Winemaker Chris Miller, who also is beverage director for Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s flagship...
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The 2008 Sassicaia is a Bordeaux-style wine with a Tuscan flair, combining 85 percent Cabernet...
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This fabled château in Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion region won medals in the 1862 and 1867 Exhibitions...
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The favorite Champagne of Alexander II, Czar of Russia—and now the favorite of so many 21st-century...
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Until the 1990s, all of the single malts from this award-winning distillery went into blends; even...
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This estate in Bordeaux’s Pomerol region grows and blends Merlot-based wines that challenge the...
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This is the oldest and most expensive single malt ever produced by Scotland’s northernmost...
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After holding winemaking positions at Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Arietta, Ovid, Dancing Hares,...

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