Category: Royal Wine

A Particularly Pleasing Wine

Reviews of the Pacifica Evan’s Collection Washington Meritage 2010 and Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey.
The Kosher Food and Wine Experience is a fabulous opportunity to sample the latest wine and spirit releases in Royal’s sizable portfolio, to meet with winemakers or winery/brand representatives and, of course, eat some of the outstanding kosher food available in the

Hip, Hop and Wine

Reviews of the Bartenura Moscato and Jefferson’s Ocean, Aged at Sea, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Very Small Batch.
Ever since the modern kosher wine industry began the shift from sweet, syrupy kiddush wine to table wine, producers and importers have been desperately trying to break free of the ethnic market into truly mainstream wine sales.

Israel’s Developing Wine Culture

Reviews of Gamla Syrah 2010 and Balvenie 15 year old Single Barrel Sherry Cask.
A recent visit to Israel has reaffirmed our enthusiasm for the Holy Land’s developing wine culture. Besides the different wineries that seen to be cropping up nearly every week, there is a palpable sense that enjoying wine is becoming as fundamental

The Growing Population Of Sweet Reds

A review of Ben Ami Zmora Semi-Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon and the "Whisky of the Year," the Glenmorangie Ealanta, 19 Year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
One of the fastest growing segments of the wine industry is sweet red wines. This isn’t much of a surprise since most folks grow up and continue to go through

Pushing The (Winemaking) Envelope

A review of the Weinstock Alicante Bouschet 2010, the Talisker Storm and the Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Whiskies.
Winemaking is a complex, time-consuming and often expensive endeavor. The inherent risks of dealing with the vagaries of weather, yeasts and market forces would seem to favor a more formulaic approach to making wine. Fortunately,

Johnnie Walker Platinum – Unsurprisingly Good

Reviews of the Terrenal Tempranillo 2010 and the new Johnnie Walker Platinum Blended Scotch Whisky.
During the past several years, kosher wines have received numerous accolades and have garnered praise from prominent wine critics and publications. But those who need further proof that kosher wines are firmly part of the mainstream wine world need look

Introducing The “Cab Franc”

Reviews of the Alexander Reserve Cabernet Franc 2009 and several Tomintoul Single Malt whiskies.
Cabernet franc is one of the lesser-known grape varietals. Aromatic and with a softer feel than its better-known progeny cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc is usually added to enhance aromas and mellow a wine's structure without sacrificing its ability to age. Cabernet

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

Kosher Food And Wine Experience

A review of the Hagafen Riesling 2012 and several whiskies including Angel's Envy, the Tomintoul 10-year-old single malt and two single malts from Glengoyne.
The 2013 Kosher Food and Wine Experience was held in NYC earlier this month. This annual tasting event is one of the best opportunities-along with their tasting events in London and