Month: March 2013

Tulip Winery: Good Wine and Good Works, As Well

A review of the Tulip Syrah Reserve 2010 and several recommendations for Passover libations.
All Jewish holidays, outside of fast days, entail big, festive meals. Passover is, in many respects, the ultimate example of this, despite having a more restricted diet. Not only must we eat matzah and maror at the seder meals, but

What To Drink With Your Brisket

A review of the Dalton Zinfandel 2010 and some suggestions for Passover libations.
Though the Passover seder has firmly established millennia old rules, rituals and traditions - the very word "seder" means "order" or "arrangement" - after all, the Jewish way is to conduct the night's proceedings with highly personalized, family specific, customs and practices.

Blame The French

A review of the Barkan "Reichan" Assemblage Galil 2010 and Tullamore Dew Blended Irish Whiskey.
One of the facets of wine culture that has contributed mightily to its more negative reputation for effete, snobby, high-brow insularity is the wine world's propensity for invoking foreign words and phrases. If a culprit must be found, blame France.

Meshugas From Maker’s

Review of the Yikvei Zion Armon Reserve 2007 and a look at the flip-flop over Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky.
Israel's first "modern" winery was established over 150 years ago. Originally located in the Old City of Jerusalem near the Kotel, the Zion Winery - now in Mishor Adumim, the industrial estate near Maale Adumim, east