Wine & Spirits

A Filmmaker's Smash Second Act

During his three-decade parallel career as a vintner, Francis Ford Coppola has made his historic Napa estate into one of the world's great wine...

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Amber Waves of Grain

Mellow yet stout of flavor, silky and smooth of texture, today's boutique bourbons set a new standard for American whiskey.

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Grape Expectations

After a decade heading Sotheby's fine-wine department, Serena Sutcliffe takes stock.

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What Price Glory?

A connoisseur trades in his last seven bottles of Pétrus '61 and discovers a brave new world of wines that won't break the bank. Martin Filler...

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Frozen Assets

Packing more power per golden drop than any other vin de dessert, noble German Eiswein and stylish Canadian ice wine, Martin Filler...

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Que Syrah, Syrah

What do the northern Rhone reds have that new-world Syrahs just don't? History, complexity, and recently, a string of superb vintages.

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All About Grappa

Once considered a bitter elixir for what ailed you, this spirited italian favorite can, at its best, make for an extraordinary experience.

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Toujours Gamay

Many of us have encountered Beaujolais in its Nouveau form—and stopped there. But the region also produces some excellent vintages, and its...

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The Bitters Truth

Connoisseurs in pursuit of authentic, pre-Prohibition cocktail culture are rediscovering bitters and, as Mark Ellwood finds, making the old new...

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Label Savvy