Month: August 2012

Interest By Non-Jews In Israeli Wines Growing

A review of the Saslove Aviv Marriage and the Bruichladdich Single Malt "Kosher" Cask along with a free offer from the International Wine Review.
Wine lovers across the Jewish community have long recognized Israel's wine industry's accomplishments, and tend to rejoice every time some nonkosher wine critic notices, too. While this cheerleading tribal affinity is

Israeli Label Yarden Shows Much Promise

A review of Yarden wines from Israel's Golan Heights Winery.
In 1972, oenologist Cornelius Ough identified the Golan Heights as an ideal location for grape growing due to its altitude, cool climate and volcanic soil. More than a decade later the award-winning Golan Heights Winery was established and it is credited with invigorating Israeli winemaking

A Chief Winemaker’s Ordeal

A review of the Barkan Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky.
A winery's goal is to create appealing wines on a consistent basis. They begin by establishing a benchmark and then take appropriate steps to assure that each vintage meets consumers' expectations in terms of quality, flavor and price. There will

“Not For The Very Young, The Vain And The Active”

A review of the ElviWines InVita 2011 and some Port-based cocktail suggestions.
Spain continues to be a source of well-made wines. The country is the world's third largest wine producer but ranks first in total acres "under vine," with over 600 grape varietals planted over nearly 3 million acres. The most popular grapes are mostly

Biblical Connection

A review of the Tzuba Metsuda 2008 and the AnCnoc 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Israel is dotted with locations that attest to the Holy Land's ancient links to winemaking. One such site is at Kibbutz Tzuba located in the Judean Hills. Known as Tzova in biblical times, the village is mentioned in