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Top 5 Tequilas of 2016

#1 CASA NOBLE TEQUILA - ALTA BELLEZA Spanish for “High Beauty,” Alta Belleza begins with Casa Noble’s award-winning extra-anejo, aged for three years in French white oak barrels. The finishing touch that sep...

Camus Borderies XO

A vintner or two have told me that every bottle of wine tells a story. The essence of the wine’s journey is comprised of: who made it? what unique characteristics have been cultivated over time? When did it succeed and enter the public consciousness? where did...

Casamigos Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with George Clooney…kinda Casamigos Tequila And now a word from Casamigos co-owners, Messrs. George Clooney and restaurant mogul, Rande Gerber: “We love tequila, on the rocks, by t...

7 Valentine’s Day Drinks

Wow your significant other with these easy-to-order and just as easy-to-create sweet cocktails. by Melissa L Kauffman Valentine's Day is the ultimate date night, no matter if you spend it with a new love, old love or prefer to celebrate SAD (Single Awareness...

Cigar & Spirits Reveals The Tasting Panel

There exists a group of men whom are responsible for all the ratings that come from Cigar & Spirits Magazine. The 10 men who comprise this panel all hail from different backgrounds, yet possess a single overarching similarity - their love and appreciatio...

Featured Spirits Rated

It’s always important to keep your home bar stocked with the best spirits available. Read on, and get to know 12 of our favorite spirits, as rated by the Cigar & Spirits Tasting Panel.   Brockmans Pre...

How Does Your Cocktail Grow

  By Kim Campbell Thornton   Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are just a few of the fresh and flavorful cocktail ingredients you can grow in your garden, on your deck, or in a kitchen wi...

Roll Out The Barrel

By: Sarah E. Coleman More than just a transportation vessel, the barrel in which bourbon is stored plays a key role in shaping the final product. While it might seem that a bourbon barrel is nothing more than...

Bourbon…Getting the Right Grains

  By Sarah E Coleman  As all bourbon aficionados know, this tasty libation requires one very specific ingredient: corn. The Federal Tax and Trade Bureau, which defines and regulates all spirits, has only one grain stipulation for bourbon: it must co...

Best of Bordeaux

A Guide to Sipping Through one of France’s Most lauded Wine Regions By Lanee Lee Located in the southwest, France’s Bordeaux wine region is a big deal—possibly only rivaled by Champagne and Napa in the world ...

Barrel Aged Royalty

BY: Julie Harrington Giffin If an American Dynasty were to exist in the spirit world, bourbon would sit atop the royal hierarchy. Other spirits may claim the noble granting of an “Honorary Knighthood” so to ...

Classic Cocktail: The Old Fashioned

By Sam Dobson With the ever-evolving drinking culture in the United States, cocktail fads come and go like fashion trends. Swanky lounges and fancy restaurants adapt to offer the latest and greatest in mixology, but there is something on the menu that never...

Sherry On Top…Again

By Lanee Lee As they say in fashion, if you wait long enough, it’ll eventually come back in style. Sherry, long associated as granny’s drink, has been one of the world’s most overlooked wines—until now. Th...

IPCPR 2016 – Alpha Cigar Co.

Alpha Cigar Co. was established in 2014 by friends Justin Hansen and TJ Cavenagh as a way to combine premium cigars with a French Absinthe produced by Hansen's family.  While one of Alpha's lines is infused wit...

Keurig Kold Cocktails

By: Greg Mays Keurig has gone from unknown coffee-maker company to household name in just a few short years. Their K-Cup system has become the industry standard for one-cup coffee and you can see it reflected in the wide varieties of K-Cups available on you...

An Extravagant Taste Of Place

By: Mimi Read We know you’ve tasted every alarming ingredient from baked beans to grasshoppers in your latest craft cocktails. But you’ve probably never sipped from the soul of a marvelous city. Alan Walt...