Category: Johnnie Walker

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

On Balance And Blends

The importance of balance in wine with reviews of the Yarden Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and two blended Scotch whiskies; Johnnie Walker Black and Whilte Horse.
One of the most widely sought after descriptions from the mouth, or pen, of a wine critic is the term “balanced.” The term is meant to convey a harmonious interplay

It’s The Terroir, Stupid

A review of the Goose Bay Pinot Gris 2011 along with some Father's Day Whisky suggestions.
One of the more fascinating aspects of wine is the influence of “terroir,” a French term that encompasses the various geographic and climatic influences upon a wine’s aromas, flavors and structure. Identical grapes grown in dissimilar locations will have

Stress: Bad for Humans but Good for Grapes

A review of the Teal Lake Special Reserve Shiraz 2009 and the Johnnie Walker Black and Double Black Blended Scotch Whiskies.
One of the interesting paradoxes of winemaking is that stressed grapes make excellent wines. Nutrient poor soils, minimal water, and wide temperature variations stimulate the vines to produce intensely flavorful fruit. With careful vineyard

Making the Desert Bloom – With Vineyards

A review of the Kadesh Barnea Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, the Johnnie Walker "Blue Label" and the Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky.
It seems almost poetic that the barren region where Moses brought forth water from a rock would eventually become a winery. Also known as the place where Miriam is buried, Kadesh Barnea in the

Planning Ahead: Suggestions For Romantic Sipping

Romantic wine suggestions for Valentine's Day
Indulge your beloved by sharing a bottle of wine or other fine libation on Valentine's Day. California's full-bodied Terra Valentine Spring Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ($38), with richly spiced dark currant and blackberry flavors that finish with cedar, chocolate and caramel, is an excellent choice. Or, sip the