Month: April 2012

Science, Inspiration Play Roles In Winemaking

Review of Bravdo Karmei Yosef Shiraz 2009 and a look at 2 Bourbon's without an age statement, Basel Hayden and Old Grand Dad.
Making wine is a marriage of nature and technology. The interaction of yeast and grapes has been investigated for centuries with the results implemented in the vineyards and wineries. But winemaking is

Spring Brings Outdoor Recreation, Rosé Wine Season

Wine recommendations for picnics and outdoor concerts.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is a true national treasure. The almost 5 acres of available picnic space, an extensive and wide-ranging performance schedule and a liberal alcohol policy allowing patrons to bring their own wine and beer assures a wonderful experience without the over-charging for beverages

Tasting Some Incredible Scotch

Review of the Galil Mountain Viognier 2009 and several Balvinie Single Malt Scotches.
The arrival of spring means it is time to kick back on the deck with a chilled glass of white wine. For many, chardonnay is their white wine of choice. But there are many other wine options for warm weather enjoyment. One

New Winemaking Areas Offer Innovative Products

Reviews of the Flam Classico 2010, Casa Vieja Tequilas, Tio Pepe Fino Sherry and Dupuy XO Cognac.
One of the major advantages of being a relatively new winemaking region is the lack of rules and regulations that govern viticulture and vinification compared with the Old World wine-producing regions. In France, for example, most of the

Winery With Ancient Roots

A review of the Distillery No. 209 Kosher for Passover Gin and Vodka along with a look at the Shiloh Winery.
Before the Temple was built, before Jerusalem became the center of Jewish national and religious life, Shiloh was Israel's capital. It was the place where the "whole congregation of Israel assembled" to set up

Customer Service A Top Priority For Department of Liquor Control

Montgomery County's Department of Liquor Control Emphasizes Customer Service
After Prohibition, every State and many local jurisdictions established their own rules regarding the sale and distribution of alcohol. Many Americans bristle at the thought of additional layers of governmental oversight and the agency that regulates wine, beer and spirits is often subject to criticism. However, these