Category: Herzog

Wine Clubs

Review of Herzog Limited Edition Lodi Zinfandel 2003, WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey and Pig’s Nose Blended Scotch Whisky.
For those who enjoy wine on a regular basis, belonging to a wine club is an excellent way to keep an adequate supply on hand.

Spirit Of Summer Beckons

Review of the Hagafen Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and a look at the "Hot Toddy."
Despite the cold, icy weather outside, we found our thoughts wandering and our hearts pining for sunnier and warmer climes. One of us is from northern California originally, and as it happens we both love northern California wines. We always have

A Blend Of Regions

Reviews of the Herzog Variations Four Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and 2 Cragganmore Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
It is often said that wine makes itself, and that all that is really needed are grapes and the right conditions. This is largely true. Left alone, grapes will indeed start to decompose, the skins will break and natural

‘Captain Kirk’ chooses wine over Romulan ale

Reviews of the Herzog Variations Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and two single malt Scotch Whiskies: the Tomintoul 16-year-old and Longrow Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 11-year-old.
We are thrilled to see that William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk (one of us is an unabashed “Star Trek” fan, the other is simply a fan of all things Shatner), has

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

Scotch and Talmud, The Perfect Combo

A review of the BR Cohn Trestle Glen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 and the Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt 12 year old Whisky.
There is an intimate association between wine and music, as Robert Fripp, rock guitarist, memorably suggested: "Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence." So it is not surprising that

Merlot Finally Gets Its Due

A review of the Herzog Special Reserve Merlot 2006and the Jameson 12 year old, the Bushmill's Original and the Kilbeggan Irish Whiskies.
Merlot is no longer the unwanted stepchild of the wine world. The previous lack of respect did not stem from anything inherent to the varietal. Rather, it was an offshoot of overplanting in

Four Cups, Four Wines – Why Not?

Some suggestions for Passover wines.
The four cups of wine served at Pesach gives each guest the opportunity to expand their wine horizons. The significant increases in quality kosher wine producers around the globe and their willingness to try different varietals have enhanced the choices available for this year’s sedarim. This improvement is most readily

A Little Fine Wine With Your Blintzes

Some wine recommendations for Shavuot.
The Talmud states that there is no happiness without wine. As the only drink with its own blessing -- thanking the “Creator of the fruit of the vine” -- wine is integral to Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. Even the cup to hold the wine is special, often ornately decorated