Category: Review

Taste When You Can

Review of Hagafen Estate Syrah 2012 and the Hudson Four Grain Bourbon by Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery.
One of the big pleasures of booze tourism is to be found in the tasting room. A recent article by Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal, one of many wine columns we read and enjoy regularly, reminds us

Jefferson’s Triumph

Review of the Molon Lave Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Kilchoman 100% Islay, 3rd Edition Single Malt Whisky.
Somewhere Thomas Jefferson is smiling. Our third President was an unabashed oenophile, asserting that “wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health,” and while at Monticello consumed an average of 400 bottles of French, Spanish,

Bulgaria Wine Surprise

Review of the Pendar 2010, and Castra Rubra Via Diagonalis 2010.
A few decades ago the wine region that some Western Europeans looked toward for value-priced wines was, perhaps surprisingly, Bulgaria.

The Butcher’s Daughter

Review of The Butcher’s Daughter Reserve 2012 and the Hurricane cocktail.
Immigrants from all over the Ashkenazic and Sephardic world—the Middle East, the Iberian Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe—have each contributed their own special energy and traditions into creating a lively and dynamic culture that also incorporates a French perspective. This includes food and drink.

Top 10 Value Priced Kosher Wines

Top 10 value priced kosher wines of 2015 along with reviews of Longrow Red, Cabernet Sauvignon Cask, 11-year-old, Peated Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Glenfarclas 105 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.
Here is our list of our Top 10 value-priced kosher wines from the previous year ($20 and below) to be enjoyed on

Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

Our annual list of the Top 10 kosher wines from the previous year costing $30 or more/bottle along with a review of the Laphroaig 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
At this time of year, around the Yamim Noraim (the Days of Awe), we are supposed to reflect on the past year and

Box Wine Is Fine

Review of the To Life L’Chaim Kosher Wine Box, Premium White Wine Blend and Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Over the centuries the goals for wine storage have remained unchanged. The primary considerations are that the container is air-tight to prevent oxygen from interacting with the liquid, break resistant, easily transportable, easily

Wine Clubs

Review of Herzog Limited Edition Lodi Zinfandel 2003, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey and Pig’s Nose Blended Scotch Whisky.
For those who enjoy wine on a regular basis, belonging to a wine club is an excellent way to keep an adequate supply on hand.