Month: January 2013

Sparkling Wine From The “Cava”

Reviews of the Elvi Wines Brut Cava and the first three offerings from the Jewish Whisky Company under their private "Single Cask Nation" label.
Cava is Spain's best known sparkling wine. It is produced primarily in the Catalonia region, which borders France along the Mediterranean coast. The name "Cava," which is Catalan for cave or

Australia’s Only Kosher Winery

A review of the Harkham Shiraz 2010 and the Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
This week our search for enjoyable kosher wines leads us to Australia's Hunter Valley. Located in New South Wales, about 75 miles north of Sydney, Hunter Valley is not well-recognized in the U.S. as a wine-producing region.

How Much Time Should The Wine Spend In Its Bottle?

A review of the Carmel Mediterranean 2007 and several GlenDronach Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
In a strictly biological sense, there is nothing "alive" in a bottle of wine, and yet there is no doubt that wine continues to evolve after bottling. Many have compared wine to a living creature since it begins as an organic

A Taste Of Black And White

A review of the Vinobles David Cote du Rhone Villages-Reserve 2010 kosher wine and the Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky.
The Rhone river valley produces some of the world's finest red wines. It is comprised of two geographically and viticulturally distinct regions. The Northern Rhone climate varies widely through the year and is known

On The Importance Of Vintage

A review of the Recanati Petite Sirah/Zinfandel Reserve 2010 and several Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
Vintage is the most important number on a wine label. Each growing season brings its own differences in vineyard temperatures and rainfall, which significantly affect the quality and character of the grapes. The winemaker's role is to create the