Category: Bourbon

Science, Inspiration Play Roles In Winemaking

Review of Bravdo Karmei Yosef Shiraz 2009 and a look at 2 Bourbon's without an age statement, Basel Hayden and Old Grand Dad.
Making wine is a marriage of nature and technology. The interaction of yeast and grapes has been investigated for centuries with the results implemented in the vineyards and wineries. But winemaking is

The Spiritual Side Of Wine

A review of the Or HaGanuz Namura Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and Angel's Envy American Whiskey.
When consumed appropriately, wine has been known to induce contemplative and even religious thought. Sometimes, as we'll see shortly, it is exactly this sort of contemplative, religious thought that leads to the production of wine.

‘Sabbatical’ Salutations From Israel

Reviews of the Yatir Forest 2008, the Michter's U.S. No. 1 Small-Batch Bourbon, the Michter's U.S. No. 1 Unblended American Whiskey and the Michter's U.S. No. 1 Single-Barrel Straight Rye.
The story goes that when David Ben-Gurion was told by his scientific advisors that it would be impossible to plant trees in the northern Negev,

A Dominant Name in the World of Bourbon

A review of the Weinstock Petite Sirah 2010 and Jim Beam White Label Bourbon Whiskey.
There is nothing tiny about Petite Sirah. It is a bruiser of a grape that requires a deft hand to make it approachable. Now grown primarily in California, Australia and Israel, Petite Sirah was developed in France by crossing Sirah

A Toast to Sir Moses

A review of the 1848 Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and the Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Single Barrel 12 year old Bourbon.
The birth of the modern Israeli wine industry can be traced to Sir Moses Montefiore, the noted British philanthropist. Born in 1784, Montefiore gained great personal wealth as a businessman, ultimately retiring

A Kosher Taste Tour – From Western Australia to Kentucky

A review of the Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2009 and the Maker's Mark # 46.
The Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 ($15) is another one of those exceptional varietal marriages that the Australians do so well. A classic white Bordeaux blend, it has also found a home in the

Try Corralling A Tamer Version Of Wild Turkey

A review of the Teperberg 1870 Terra Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and the Russell's Reserve 10 year old Bourbon.
A lovely kosher summer white wine is the Teperberg 1870 Terra Sauvignon Blanc 2010($16). Orange and tropical fruit aromas predominate in this medium-bodied effort that has slightly herbal accents to the grapefruit and lime flavors. It is

The Booze Timeline: From Second Temple to Mint Julep

A review of the Ella Valley EverRed 2007 and the Mint Julep.
There are few wineries with a longer pedigree than the Ella Valley Vineyards. When Danny Valero, the winery's general manager, began preparing the area for modern grape cultivation, a site of ancient winemaking dating from the Second Temple period was discovered. According to

Summer Is The Perfect Season For Sippers

Some summer drink suggestions including cocktails, beer and wine.
The noted philosopher Robin Williams once declared: "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party.' " Sounds like an ideal excuse to try new drinks and to invigorate some old favorites.