Category: Martini

Truffles

Review of Elvi Herenza Rioja Reserva 2009 and a look at the Martini.
One of us has lately had a hankering for truffles. Known as the “diamonds of the kitchen,” truffles are among a chef’s most prized ingredients. The fruiting body of a type of fungus that grows underground in very specific conditions, truffles impart

Martinis — And Earl Grey MarTEAnis

Suggestions on how to store wine along with a review of the Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and a look at the Martini.
Last week we encouraged purchasing wines not meant for immediate consumption, but with a caveat: You need to be able to store your wines in a fashion that will preserve their flavors and

Shaken, Not Stirred

A review of the Herzog Late Harvest Orange Muscat 2011 and a look at the Martini.
We are often asked how and why kosher wine in the United States began as sweet, syrupy drek. The simplest answer is that the Jewish immigrants who settled in the northeastern United States way back when discovered that the

Mamma Mia! That’s Good Wine

A review of the Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2007 and a summer martini recipe.
One of the world's best kosher wines is Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2007 ($59) - an elegant blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec. It's full-bodied with gorgeous blueberry, cedar and chocolate aromas leading into