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The Joy of Tawny Port

The Joy of Tawny Port

If your take on the classic combination of Port and a cigar includes only the thick, dark wine labeled as "vintage," you're not giving Port all the credit it deserves. It's time …

February 1, 2017
Smoking with a Century-Old Tawny

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 vintage of Seppeltsfield Wines …

June 14, 2013
Krug’s Crown Jewels

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 blend: mingling different grape …

December 28, 2012
Rhône Whites

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 wines would be red if they could.” …

April 6, 2012
Blending in with Champagne

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 opportunities—especially for …

December 30, 2011
Tawny Ports

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 the time for tawny Ports. These …

April 1, 2011
2002 Vintage Champagne

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 to defend her. Warned by the …

March 11, 2011
A Tale of Two Counties

A Tale of Two Counties

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

April 1, 2007
Rosé Champagne

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 appealing color, has outpaced the …

February 1, 2007