Summertime And The Sipping Is Easy

A review of the Cantine del Borgo Pinot Grigio 2010 and the Bulleit Rye Whiskey.
Pinot grigio is an ideal wine for summer sipping. One of Italy's most popular white wines, the best Italian pinot grigios originate from the Alto-Adige, Veneto and Friuli regions. Recently a number of very good ones are being produced in

A Kosher Taste Tour – From Western Australia to Kentucky

A review of the Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2009 and the Maker's Mark # 46.
The Beckett's Flat Five Stones Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 ($15) is another one of those exceptional varietal marriages that the Australians do so well. A classic white Bordeaux blend, it has also found a home in the

Chilled, Fruity And Complex Wines Work Well For Summer

Some summer wine recommendations including Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Summer wines should be fruit-filled and complex enough to be interesting without overwhelming the traditional warm weather foods. They certainly need to be chilled, even the red ones, which will bring out their fruit flavors and balance. Here are some suggestions.

A Sure Cure For Brain Frying Heat

A review of the Goose Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and the story of the Gimlet.
An excellent accompaniment to salads, grilled chicken and other light summer fare is the Goose Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ($18). As New Zealand's first kosher (and mevushal,or boiled) wine, it displays the classic Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc crispness and

Calvados: Schmoozer’s Choice

A review of the Recanati Petite Sirah-Zinfandel Reserve 2009 and the Boulard Grand Solage VSOP, XO de Boulard and the Boulard Millesime 1985 Calvados.
The Recanati Petite Sirah-Zinfandel Reserve 2009 ($20) is a terrific kosher summer wine that is perfect with grilled and spicy foods. Made with 90 percent old-vine Petit Sirah sourced from the

The ‘Scotch Silliness’: A Primer

A review of the Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec 2009 and the Auchentoshan 18 year old Single Malt Whisky.
For those seeking a perfect wine to pair with grilled beef or chicken slathered with barbecue sauce, look no further than the delicious, Argentinean Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec 2009 ($23). It opens with

Try Corralling A Tamer Version Of Wild Turkey

A review of the Teperberg 1870 Terra Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and the Russell's Reserve 10 year old Bourbon.
A lovely kosher summer white wine is the Teperberg 1870 Terra Sauvignon Blanc 2010($16). Orange and tropical fruit aromas predominate in this medium-bodied effort that has slightly herbal accents to the grapefruit and lime flavors. It is

Moshav Produces Fine Wine ‘From Within The Land’

A review of the Katlav Wadi 2007 and the Glen Grant 10 year old Single Malt Whisky.
The Katlav Wadi 2007 ($33) was the clear favorite at a recent group tasting held at Katlav's Judean Hills winery. A medium-bodied blend of 50 percent cabernet sauvignon, 35 percent merlot and 15 petit verdot with a perfume-like

Napa’s Oldest Winery Leads Industry

A review of Charles Krug wines on their 150th anniversary.
The 150th anniversary of the Napa Valley’s oldest winery, Charles Krug, will be celebrated this summer. With a $21.6 million renovation of its winemaking facilities and vineyards under way, the winery is positioning itself to remain a leader of California’s wine industry. The winery’s story