Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Everything about Ernest Hemingway was larger than life, from his daring war reporting to his big-game hunting in Africa. So it only makes sense that his drinking is almost as legendary as his writing...
In preparation for tonight’s presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the team at Robb Report recently gathered for a debate of their own. Pitting Trump...
Champagne Duval-Leroy introduces its new range of parcels selections' cuvées, Précieuses Parcelles, "the finest expression of an exceptional terroir". While other champagne houses may value image...
The signature cocktail has long been a hallmark of the high-end hotel bar, offering a laundry list of exotic ingredients and rare spirits to lure connoisseurs into ordering another round. Lately,...
While Champagne is often the substance of a toast, it is rarely the subject—that is until glasses raise to the release of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Two (A2), a tête de cuvée...
To the west of the cigar-producing countries of Cuba and the Dominican Republic , on the other side of the Caribbean Sea, lies Honduras, which was at one time the second-largest producer of non-...
Sommelier Erik Johnson has been on an enviable spree. Restocking the wine cellar of the French Laundry in Napa Valley as part of the restaurant’s extensive renovation (due to be completed this fall...
Box-pressed cigars were first created in Cuba for ease of packaging and to keep them from rolling off the tabaquero’s table. But just as the shape of a glass can affect the flavor of fine Cognac, the...
A pair of beautifully atypical reds from Gaja. Being contrarian is second nature to the Gaja family, whose name today evokes the best of Italian viticulture. Founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 in the...
Yann Fillioux, the seventh generation of his family to serve as master blender for the House of Hennessy, gazes at the rich amber liquid in his tasting glass. “This,” he says, “is among the last...
Editors' Picks: Our favorite establishments for a sip and a smoke.
Andrew Abrahamson was lucky. Visiting Tokyo in 2013, the current director of operations for single-spirit bars and strategic partnerships for 213 Hospitality sampled several scarce Japanese whiskies...
With his dark good looks, mellifluous voice, hilarious one-liners, and ever-present rocks glass, Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused. He was a one-man...
Trying to save Europe from conquest at the hands of the Nazis would be enough to drive any man to drink. Fortunately for Western civilization, Winston Churchill was the right man for putting down...
For the second year in a row, the Wine Palace Monte-Carlo —an exceptional source of fine wines, Champagnes, and spirits—will be on hand to satiate oenophiles for four days during the 2016 Monaco...
This National Rum Day , do yourself a favor: Don’t commemorate the occasion with a mojito or a frozen daiquiri or a Hurricane. It’s not National Sugary Cocktail Day, after all. Pour yourself a glass...
Carlos Arturo Fuente Sr. , the patriarch and head of Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, the largest family-owned cigar company in the world, passed away on August 5. He was 81 years old. Fuente Sr. was...
There was a time, before the stress of modern day air travel ,when a journey by passenger train—specifically, in the pampered luxury of a Pullman car—was the most relaxing and civilized way to get...
For those who love fine mezcal, sampling micro-batch versions of this Mexican spirit typically means a trip to Oaxaca’s La Mezcaloteca. Founded 6 years ago by Silvia Philion and Marco Ochoa, this...
Not too many years ago, Nicaragua was third in line—after the Dominican Republic and Honduras—in terms of cigar consumption in the United States. Recently, however, it leapfrogged over Honduras to...
Family Jewel A maxim in the California wine industry recommends that those seeking to make a small fortune in viticulture start with a large one. Michael Stewart, a Texas entrepreneur, fulfilled this...
Oregon Oeuvre Many prestigious European wine houses have expanded their portfolios to include projects in the New World that express their individual philosophies in different soils. Maison Louis...
If we tell you to think about quality scotch, it’s probably single malts—whiskies that come from a single distillery—that come to mind, right? If so, you’re not alone—but allow us to remind you of an...
There are whiskies with a hint of smoke, and then there are smoky whiskies —whiskies that’ll send the fire department to your home in search of whatever’s burning. Whiskies so smoky, they’re not...
The proliferation of marblehead parejos and flat-head, box-pressed cigars has created a renewed demand for a reliable, super-sharp punch cutter that will punch, surgically trim, and deftly pluck a...
July 27 has been deemed National Scotch Day (although, in our lives, every day is Scotch Day). To honor this most special of days, we’ve selected a dozen of the very best and most interesting new...
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Much more complex in flavor than the more commonly used simple syrup, honey carries its weight in a cocktail as a thickener, not to mention as an ingredient in its own right: The nectar’s sweet,...
Let’s put to rest the myth that summertime is exclusively for frozen drinks and chilled rosé. Seasonal drinking is fun—that first daiquiri or mojito after Memorial Day can be seen as a reward for...
The Dominican Republic produces the majority of the world’s premium cigars , far outpacing Nicaragua, Honduras, and Cuba. In fact, a great many Dominican cigars are made with tobaccos that were...

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