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

Greek Wines: Of Myths and Mediterranean Flavors

A look at Greek wines, specifically Santorini Assyrtiko.
The source of much of our current wine culture rests with the ancient Greeks. Wine has been made in Greece for over 6500 years and it played such a critical role in their civilization that it had its own god; Dionysus. Considered by their leading philosophers (including

A Spanish Wine For Every Course

Reviews of Capcanes Flor del Flor de Primavera 2010 and some Kosher for Passover Spirits.
Until a few decades ago, Spanish wines were discounted as not worthy of attention to those outside of Spain. But things began to shift: an improving economy in the 1980s, an influx of innovative winemakers, and an expansive rejig of

Wine Your Cellar Will Love

Passover wine suggestions.
With Passover just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a couple of wines to enjoy over the festivities. One of the newest and hottest-selling Israeli kosher wines to hit the U.S. market is the 2012 Pasco Project #1 ($25) made by the critically acclaimed winemaker, and our friend, Lewis Pasco.

Craft Beer And All That Shtick

A conversation with Jeremy Cowan, the founder of the kosher craft beer company, Shmaltz Brewing Company.
The nation is in the midst of something of a beer revolution. While the market is still dominated by big names such as Budweiser, Miller and Coors, a visit to nearly every bar and liquor store reveals a growing

A Chianti Fit For The Seder Table

Review of the Terra di Seta Chianti Classico Reserva 2009 and a look at the feud over Tennessee Whiskey.
Mention Chianti to most folks and they are as likely to imagine squat, straw basket enclosed bottles of wine used as candlesticks, covered in multicolored wax drippings as the wine itself. Yet Chianti is so

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

Crime In A Bottle

A review of the Recanati Shiraz 2011 and 2 Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
Not long ago, the wine world was rocked by crime. Not anything, we hasten to add, as silly as red wine with fish (especially since that actually works in many cases). Rather we are referring to several high profile cases that

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