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The Mysteries of Burgundy

The Mysteries of Burgundy

Not long ago I was on the prowl for especially good producers in the small Burgundy village of Auxey-Duresses. As names go, Auxey-Duresses is not one of the shining stars of …

April 1, 1995
Port Stars

Port Stars

For many people, vintage Port evokes images of well-dressed gentlemen relaxing in soft, cozy, high-backed leather chairs while smoking the best Havana cigars and sharing a glass …

December 1, 1994
Mexican Brews

Mexican Brews

In Mexican restaurants around the world, a natural order exists. The smells of chile peppers-- jalapeño, habañero, poblano, serrano, chipotle --are unmistakable; the scorching …

September 1, 1994
Rum, A Tropical Treat

Rum, A Tropical Treat

Picture yourself in a hammock strung between two tall palms. Before you, beyond the shade's edge, a wide, empty beach, brilliant in the afternoon sun, stretches down to the …

June 1, 1994
Irish Gold

Irish Gold

Politics and religion might be common topics of conversation while having a drink, but a religious whiskey? Willy Chestnut had a good laugh when he heard that one of his co-worker…

April 1, 1994
Single Malt's Success

Single Malt's Success

There is a popular image of Scotland displayed in 1,000 calendars. It shows the Highlands ringed by soft-green mountains with heather in full autumnal flower and herds of deer on …

December 1, 1993
California's Great Reds

California's Great Reds

Wine and surfing. Those two pastimes captured my fancy in the summer of '74. Not much came of my surfing career. By the time I'd more or less mastered the sport of long-boarding, …

June 1, 1993
Hine Cognac

Hine Cognac

It's late afternoon on the Quai de L'Orangerie in Jarnac, a small commercial town straddling the Charente River, which glides gently through the Cognac region in southwest France. …

April 1, 1993
Champagne

Champagne

On November 11, 1945, Sir Winston Churchill was given a hero's welcome in Paris as he rode down the Champs Elysées with General Charles de Gaulle. At lunch that day, the 70-year-o…

December 1, 1992