Tag: carmel

Making It To The Top

Reviews of the Recanati Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and several whiskies from The Glenlivet.
For the first time since 2008 an Israeli wine has been included in the Wine Spectator magazine’s annual list of this year’s “Top 100 Wines”. It is quite an honor since the magazine’s editors sample over 18,000 wines from around

Cool, Classic Cocktails

A review of the Carmel Kayoumi Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and some summer cocktail suggestions.
It may seem counterintuitive to discuss Cabernet Sauvignon during the warm summer months. An ideal wine for cooler weather, the tannins in cabernet make it a poor match to the customary summer fare and an unlikely candidate to consider sipping poolside.

It’s Almost Summer – Daiquiri Season

A review of the Yatir Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and a look at the Daiquiri.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of our favorite warm weather wines. It is produced around the winemaking world in a number of different styles ranging from dry to very sweet dessert wines. The bright flavors and balanced acidity typical of well made

How Much Time Should The Wine Spend In Its Bottle?

A review of the Carmel Mediterranean 2007 and several GlenDronach Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
In a strictly biological sense, there is nothing "alive" in a bottle of wine, and yet there is no doubt that wine continues to evolve after bottling. Many have compared wine to a living creature since it begins as an organic

Second Label Doesn’t Mean Second Rate

A review of Yatir Red Wine 2007 and Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.
A great many wineries produce what is called a "second wine" or, more commonly these days, a "second label" in order to make use of grapes not selected for blending into their "first label" wine. This practice enables producers to be more selective

Interest By Non-Jews In Israeli Wines Growing

A review of the Saslove Aviv Marriage and the Bruichladdich Single Malt "Kosher" Cask along with a free offer from the International Wine Review.
Wine lovers across the Jewish community have long recognized Israel's wine industry's accomplishments, and tend to rejoice every time some nonkosher wine critic notices, too. While this cheerleading tribal affinity is

Smokey, Peaty Whisky Fans – We Feel Your Pain

A review of the Carmel Kayoumi Vineyard Shiraz 2007 and 2008 along with a review of the Kilchoman 2006 Single Malt Whisky.
Baron Edmond James de Rothschild is credited with establishing the modern Israeli winemaking industry in the late 19th century. As an ardent Zionist and owner of France's Chateau Lafite, Rothschild readily offered his

Daniel Rogov, A Great Vintage In His Own Right

A tribute to the legendary Daniel Rogov including a review of the Mosby Kosher Plum Brandy Slivovitz.
The wine world has sadly become a little less interesting with the recent passing of Israel's preeminent wine critic Daniel Rogov earlier this month. Rogov (as he preferred to be called) arrived on the Israeli wine scene just

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