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The Good Life : Drinks

Smoking with a Century-Old Tawny

In our throwaway world it isn't often you get a chance to commune with things that are truly antique—100 years old. So when we sampled the latest...more

Posted: June 14, 2013    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Drinks

Krug’s Crown Jewels

For centuries, the secret to taming the northern climate of France’s Champagne region and producing a balanced bubbly has been the art of the...more

Posted: December 28, 2012    By Alison Napjus

The Good Life : Drinks

Rhône Whites

Red wine and steak. Red wine and cigars. Red wine and just about anything grilled. It seems hard to beat red wine. Heck, some even say that “all...more

Posted: April 6, 2012    By James Molesworth

The Good Life : Drinks

Blending in with Champagne

While vintage Champagnes are often the darling wines for revelers who go shopping to ring in the New Year, this year non-vintage blends offer great...more

Posted: December 30, 2011    By Alison Napjus

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Tawny Ports

It's hard to argue against the charms of a fine Vintage Port that's been cellared for decades-except when your aim is instant gratification. That's...more

Posted: April 1, 2011    By Kim Marcus

The Good Life : Drinks

2002 Vintage Champagne

James Bond understood the importance of vintage when it came to Champagne. When thugs drag off Honey Ryder in 1962’s Dr. No, he brandishes a bottle...more

Posted: March 11, 2011    By Bruce Sanderson

The Good Life : Drinks

A Tale of Two Counties

For wine and food lovers, California's Napa Valley and Sonoma County offer distinctive experiences

Posted: April 1, 2007    By Bruce Schoenfeld

The Good Life : Drinks

Rosé Champagne

More and more Americans will be drinking pink when they pop a cork on Champagne this year. Rosé, with its range of berry and spice flavors and...more

Posted: February 1, 2007    By Bruce Sanderson

The Good Life : Drinks


France's original appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is suddenly the wine to watch thanks to a new generation of vignerons who have joined the...more

Posted: October 1, 2006    By James Molesworth

The Good Life : Drinks

Vintage Champagne

Most years, Champagne lovers do well to buy the blends that come from this region. That's because its winemakers are so adept at maintaining...more

Posted: February 1, 2006    By Bruce Sanderson

The Good Life : Drinks

2002 Burgundy

In the film Sideways, Miles praises Pinot Noir as thin-skinned, temperamental and in need of constant care and attention. In Pinot's ancestral home,...more

Posted: June 1, 2005    By Bruce Sanderson

The Good Life : Drinks

Haut Future

A new generation at Haut-Brion continues a long tradition of making some of Bordeaux's finest wine

Posted: December 1, 2004    By Bruce Schoenfeld

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