Category: Dessert Wine

Not So Royal Tokaji

Review of Château Guiraud Sauternes 2001, Clear Creek Distillery Slivovitz Blue Plum Brandy and Mosby Kosher Plum Brandy Slivovitz .
Known as “the King of wines and the wine of Kings,” Tokaji may be losing some of its regal bearing.

Italy’s Piedmont Region Yields Truffles, Terrific wines

Reviews of the recently released wines from the Luca Bosio Vineyards.
There is clearly something magical in the soil of Italy’s Piedmont region. In addition to being a source of the highly esteemed white truffle, it is also the region where the Nebbiolo grape is transformed into Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy’s greatest wines.

A Sweet New Year

Review of Miharmartif “Antique Red Sweet Wine” and several Boulard Calvados.
During Rosh Hashanah we traditionally pray and wish for a “good and sweet new year.” Keeping with this theme, we thought we’d recommend a sweeter, dessert-style wine at the conclusion of the meal. Spirits-wise, for an elegant and enjoyable change of pace, we thought

Make The Most Of Your Oregon Wine Trek

A look at the delightful wines from Oregon's Sokol Blosser and R. Stuart & Co. wineries.
If the drive from Portland to McMinnville in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country only takes you an hour, then you have missed several opportunities to taste some of the region’s exquisite wines while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding

Fungus Among Us Produces A Distinctive Dessert Wine

Reviews of the Château Guiraud Sauternes 2001 and 2 whiskies from Maker's Mark.
It has been said that the first person to eat a tomato was the bravest person in culinary history. We’ve heard similar comments about the first person to milk a cow and the first to consume raw fish. While we will never

Port Helps Beat Winter Blahs

A look at Port including a review of Shiloh Fort Dessert Wine along with a review of Booker’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Port is an ideal way to offset the winter doldrums. Now authentic Port comes only from Portugal. It is made from various varieties of very foreign-sounding grapes grown in the

Alinea: Connoisseur’s Dream Is Just A Short Flight Away

The artistry at Alinea extends to their wine pairings.
Inventive, exciting, imaginative, fascinating, thrilling, exceptional, delicious, amazing ... the list of superlatives used to describe dinner at Alinea is nearly as long as the drive from O’Hare to the restaurant’s location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park district. At Alinea a refined, exquisitely prepared meal is transformed

Of Booze And Bores

A review of the Bartenura Moscato and Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky.
Wine is much too important to be taken too seriously. Wine is simply a beverage of refreshment. Little more than a wonderfully natural, and alcoholic, way to quench one’s thirst and enliven things a bit, and it has been since ancient times. Yet

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