Category: Irish Whiskey

Technology

Reviews of Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2009 and Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey.
An interesting exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum called “Die Erschaffung der Welt”, or “the Creation of the Word,” includes a work called “bios [torah]” that in some part examines the relationship between technology and man.

Fraud In The Wine Business

The finale of a high-profile wine-fraud along with a review of the Barkan Assemblage Tzafit 2010 and a look at Irish Whiskies including a review of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.
A few weeks ago, wine fraudster Rudy Kurnaiwan was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $20 million, according to The New York Times.

In Spring, The Bloom Is On The Rosé

A review of Domaine Lafond-Roc Epine Tavel Rosé 2010 and Single Cask Nation, Glen Elgin 18 year old, Bourbon Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Rosés are ideal warm weather wines. Combining the refreshing qualities of a white wine with some of the fruit flavors customarily found in red wine, they are remarkably food friendly, typically

The Yin And Yang Of Wine Bottles

The advantages of a half-bottle of wine along with reviews of the Terra Vega Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 944 2012 and Tullamore Dew “Phoenix” Limited Edition Irish Whiskey.
There are various ways for wine producers to distinguish their wines for consumers. Interesting and unusual varietals and blends can attract attention. Likewise, an attractive or unusual label

Wish List For Chanukah Gifts

Some suggestions for wine and spirits related holiday gifts.
With the beginning of Chanukah falling on Thanksgiving, many folks will be focused on the traditional turkey-centric meal and related Thanksgiving aspects of the day. But it is good to remember that Chanukah is not only the more important of the two holidays, it also lasts

Neo-Prohibitionists: Hands Off Our Hooch

More governmental efforts to restrict access to our favorite spirits, wine and beer by blocking privatization.
We have written in the past about the byzantine-seeming regulatory patchwork of alcohol laws in this country. Every so often, folks seek to change this regulatory system in the name of freedom and consumer choice, and while progress of

Blame The French

A review of the Barkan "Reichan" Assemblage Galil 2010 and Tullamore Dew Blended Irish Whiskey.
One of the facets of wine culture that has contributed mightily to its more negative reputation for effete, snobby, high-brow insularity is the wine world's propensity for invoking foreign words and phrases. If a culprit must be found, blame France.

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

From Italy’s Piedmont To The Scottish Highlands

A review of Bartenura Dolcetto D'Alba Ovadia Estates 2010, the Glenlivet 18 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Jameson 18 year old Limited Reserve Irish Whiskey.
There's more to Italian wines than just Chianti and Soave. In actuality, Italian varieties range from bone dry to enticingly sweet, and they are produced in nearly