A review of the Covenant Lavan 2008 and the .
The Covenant Lavan 2008 ($38) has many of the same characteristics as other California chardonnays, but they are presented with a degree of restraint more often associated with white Burgundies. From grapes grown at the legendary Bacigalupi vineyard, in Sonoma's Russian River Valley,
A review of the Ramon Cordova Rioja 2009 and the 1995 Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
It's no surprise that high-quality kosher wines are being made around the world. While those from Israel and the U.S. are the best known, equally fine kosher wines are produced in countries as diverse as France, Italy,
A review of the Santa Barbara Collection Chardonnay 2009.
Chardonnay is quintessential California. It can be Hollywood—buttery as movie popcorn and steeped in enough oak to approximate woody overtones. It can reflect innovation as sleek as Silicon Valley, with bright, fresh balance using minimal oak that reveals the varietal’s underlying character and versatility.
A review of the Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2007 and a summer martini recipe.
One of the world's best kosher wines is Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2007 ($59) - an elegant blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec. It's full-bodied with gorgeous blueberry, cedar and chocolate aromas leading into
A review of the Ella Valley EverRed 2007 and the Mint Julep.
There are few wineries with a longer pedigree than the Ella Valley Vineyards. When Danny Valero, the winery's general manager, began preparing the area for modern grape cultivation, a site of ancient winemaking dating from the Second Temple period was discovered. According to
Some picnic wine recommendations including some Rosés and Torrontes along with wines from d'Arenberg and Cline.
Picnic wines should be uncomplicated, but still interesting. Here are some that fit the bill.
A review of the Yarden Mount Hermon Red 2009 and the Casa Vieja Blanco and Anejo Tequilas.
With Passover just around the corner, your wine consumption will likely be higher than usual - four cups at each seder, and more still at Shabbat and yom tov meals over the next several days. Here, then, are
A comparison of two excellent Napa Cabernet Sauvignons; the hillside grown O'Shaughnessy and the valley-floor grown Revana.
An easy way to appreciate the nuances, flavors and structure of a well-crafted wine is to open a second bottle. Side-by-side comparison of wines created from identical varietals but sourced from dissimilar locations often reveals more than tasting
A review of the Dalton Canaan Red 2009 and the Ardbeg 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
As Passover recedes slowly into the distance - along with the lingering cardboard taste of matzah - it's time to kick back and relax. The guests are gone and the bread has returned. A calming libation is