Category: Ardbeg

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

Better Than Chanukah Gelt

Our Chanukah wish list including some kosher wines and a bunch of the great spirits we've recently enjoyed.
Chanukah gift-giving is really just an American transmogrification mimicking Xmas of the actual Jewish custom of giving Chanukah gelt (money). Still, we have nonetheless given in to modern convention and have compiled a list of a few

The “New Wine” For Jews

Reviews of the Covenant Solomon Lot 70 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and several SMWS single cask Scotch whiskies.
While wine has a pivotal role in Jewish life, whisky and other spirits, especially single malt Scotch whisky, have become quite the rage in shuls all across the country. Rare is the kiddush these days that does not

“My Passion and Favorite Hobby”

A review of Chateau de Parsac 2010 and an interview with Rachel Barrie, the new Master Blender at Morrison Bowmore Distillers.
There are few names better known in the world of wine than Rothschild. Primarily a financial dynasty since the 1700s, the Rothschild family expanded into the wine business with the 1853 purchase of the

A Toast to Drinking No Wine Before Its Time

A review of Capcanes Peraj Ha'abid 2008, the Glenmorangie Signet and the Ardbeg Alligator.
While it is true that most wine is meant to be consumed within a few years after its release, there are many wines that are created with aging in mind. In general, these wines have markedly noticeable tannins - the chemical

Bread’s Back, And So Is Scotch

A review of the Dalton Canaan Red 2009 and the Ardbeg 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
As Passover recedes slowly into the distance - along with the lingering cardboard taste of matzah - it's time to kick back and relax. The guests are gone and the bread has returned. A calming libation is