Category: Other Liquid Pleasures

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

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.

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.