Month: May 2013

A Better Way To Arrange Wines

Reviews of the Le Mourre de l'Isle 2010 and the Glenmorangie Signet and Ealanta along with a look at the new Ardbeg release: "Ardbog."
Walk into many wine stores and you will see the bottles organized by country of origin. Occasionally this will be further subdivided by varietal or, more commonly, by the color of

Drinking To A New Jewish Life

A review of the Louis de Sacy Brut Rose Champagne and the Talisker 25 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled in 2005.
We recently had some reasons to rejoice and, as our readers would expect, there were a few bottles opened with family and friends. With a wide range of excellent wines available at

What’s Really In That Glass Of Wine?

A review of the Binyamina Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay 2011 and the Highland Park Loki 15-year-old single malt Scotch Whisky.
Last week we noted that a wine's flavors are primarily the result of how and where the grapes are grown coupled with the skill of winemaker, and that wine is essentially free of additives. There are

It All Depends Upon The Grapes – And The Winemaker’s Skill

Review of the Soreka Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and two single cask Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
One question we are periodically asked is, "How do they get all those flavors into the wine?" The thought presumably being that the winemaker is somehow like a chef, creating finished dishes from a variety of ingredients

It’s Almost Summer – Daiquiri Season

A review of the Yatir Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and a look at the Daiquiri.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of our favorite warm weather wines. It is produced around the winemaking world in a number of different styles ranging from dry to very sweet dessert wines. The bright flavors and balanced acidity typical of well made