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Bring on the Bubbly: H. F. du Pont’s Taste for Krug

Because his legacy centers on antiques, it is easy to forget that H. F. du Pont (1880‒1969) was a man of his time—fond of martinis, cigarettes, and bridge. He also liked champagne. According to his butler, he preferred champagne to … Continue reading

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Wine at Winterthur: Samuel Francis DuPont, 19th-Century Wine Collector

In this post, Estate Historian Maggie Lidz continues her research into wine and the du Pont family. In the second half of the 19th century, the common drinks in America were spirits, cider, and beer. Although a domestic wine industry … Continue reading

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