Month: March 2011

Location, Location, Location Factors Into Essence Of A Wine

A comparison of two excellent Napa Cabernet Sauvignons; the hillside grown O'Shaughnessy and the valley-floor grown Revana.
An easy way to appreciate the nuances, flavors and structure of a well-crafted wine is to open a second bottle. Side-by-side comparison of wines created from identical varietals but sourced from dissimilar locations often reveals more than tasting

Bread’s Back, And So Is Scotch

A review of the Dalton Canaan Red 2009 and the Ardbeg 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
As Passover recedes slowly into the distance - along with the lingering cardboard taste of matzah - it's time to kick back and relax. The guests are gone and the bread has returned. A calming libation is

A Mid-Holiday Medley

A review of the Hagafen Syrah 2007 and the Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.
The seder meals are behind us now, but Pesach isn't over yet. As we continue to enjoy the holiday, and the camaraderie of family and friends, some good wine can help make the rest of Passover as enjoyable as the first days.