RICHARD CARLTON HACKER

Smoke: His Majesty

Over a career spanning 58 years, Benjamin Menendez has worked in every major cigar-producing country in the world. But only now does the 74-year-old Menendez, vice president of premium cigars for industry giant General Cigar (maker of such brands as Macanudo, Punch, and Hoyo de Monterrey), finally have a cigar of his own. The new […]

Host’s Guide Summer 2010: Port

With an exceptional aroma, an intense flavor, and a deep, almost purple-black color, vintage ports are the most coveted, costly, and collectable of all the fortified wines. Subsequent to being certified by the Port Wine Institute, a vintage port is bottled and aged for two years, and then must be released within the third year, […]