Category: Review

A Glass To Your Health

Review of Barkan Shiraz Superieur 2006 and Caol Ila, Aged 12 Years, Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Much has been written about the purported health benefits of wine. According to various medical studies, moderate consumption (i.e., one to two 4oz glasses of wine per day) has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, increase

Musical Flavors

Review of Hagafen Pinot Noir 2013 and the Gimlet, a perfect summer refresher.
There are numerous factors that have been demonstrated to influence the perceptions of a wine including temperature at which it is consumed, the size and shape of the glass, the appearance of the label, the time of day it is drunk, its

More Kiwi Wines

Review of O’Dwyers Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whiskey.
For those who follow wine industry news, it comes as no surprise that the US is now the most important export market for New Zealand wines.

Special Sauvignon Blanc

Review of Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Gravelière 2012 and a revisit to the Jim Beam legend.
Sauvignon Blanc is decidedly malleable. Ranging in style from bone dry to dessert sweet, its bright fruit flavors and balanced acidity make it suitable as a single varietal wine. Considering that this grape varietal originated in France, it is

Certified Bordeaux

Review of Chateau Montviel 2002 and The GlenDronach, Revival, 15 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.
When the kosher run is of a well-established, Old World wine producer, that bottle of wine also represents, after a fashion, an opportunity for the kosher consumer to taste the product of many decades, if not centuries, of

More Kosher Zin Please

Review of Agua Dulce Zinfandel 2010 and Barrelhound Blended Scotch Whisky.
There is much less by way of kosher “versions” or “editions” for much of the world's great wine producing regions, including the US.

Its Tomato Time

Review of Dalton Pinot Gris 2014 and a look at the "Bloody Mary."
Its tomato season and we couldn’t be happier. Whether sliced into Caprese salad, pureed into a summer pasta dish, grilled when green or simply salted and popped into the mouth, tomatoes are one of the best features of summer. The ideal

Democracy Of Reviews

Hooray for more wine reviewers. But stay away from most "celebrity" stuff.
When it comes to the formal evaluation of wines and spirits, the advent of the internet and the rise of social media have fundamentally altered, to some degree even leveled, and largely democratized the playing field. Now practically anyone with a computer can