Wine Bottle Closure: Put a Cork in it? Maybe Not!

| April 19, 2012

Wineries are trading the romance of the “pop” for more practical screw caps Wineries in Spain are forbidden by law to close their bottles with anything but natural cork. Elsewhere, wineries from New Zealand to California are debating the relative merits of plastic corks, natural corks and screw caps. As specialists in long-term wine storage, […]

Vigilant Inc. Gives D.C.’s Oldest Tobacconist a New Look

| April 4, 2012

W. Curtis Draper, third oldest tobacconist in the U.S., made the best of a bad situation when they had to move out of the DC location where they had done business for 20 years. Their new location, next to the White House gift shop, is twice as spacious as the old store, and features Vigilant […]