Tag: dessert wine

A Sweet New Year

Review of Miharmartif “Antique Red Sweet Wine” and several Boulard Calvados.
During Rosh Hashanah we traditionally pray and wish for a “good and sweet new year.” Keeping with this theme, we thought we’d recommend a sweeter, dessert-style wine at the conclusion of the meal. Spirits-wise, for an elegant and enjoyable change of pace, we thought

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

Harvesting a Liquid Dessert

A review of the Hafner Gruner Veltliner Icewine 2002 and the story of the "Hot Toddy," a classic curative cocktail.
There are times when you need to have something sweet. Cookies, cake, ice cream and even fruit usually quench that craving. But for a less caloric and often more interesting alternative, consider a late-harvest wine.

French Impression: The Wines of Philip Togni

The wines of Napa's legendary Philip Togni.
It is likely that you have never heard of Philip Togni. Yet he is responsible for some of the world's most exquisitely flavored and beautifully structured wines since he began working in California over 50 years ago. And Togni (pronounced Tonne-yee) is still at it, working alongside his

Winning Wines From Maryland Well Worth Exploring

A look at some award-winning wines from Maryland.
Wine is now being produced in all 50 states, even in Alaska where some daring souls in Homer, Kodiak and Anchorage are using fruit and purchased grape concentrate to create them. Often starting with meager resources, as well as ample enthusiasm, winemakers located in lesser-known wine-producing areas

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 Modest Proposal For Reaping Greater Rewards

Some wine related New Year's resolutions.
Nowhere does it say that New Year’s resolutions have to be limited to diet and exercise. For those who wish to enhance their wine experience and knowledge, here are some wine-related ones.

Winemaking Beckons Successful Types To Try Their Hand

Winemaking as a second career.
Some say the way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start with a large one. Subject to the vagaries of weather, insects and capricious consumer tastes, winemaking appears to be a guaranteed way to lose money. Despite these issues, many people who have become successful

Dessert Wines For Gift Giving

Sweet dessert wines are perfect gifts for wine lovers.
There are many ways to choose a wine to give as a gift. Some people pick based upon the appearance of the label, thinking that a cute animal or pretty picture somehow translates into a drinkable wine. Others select wines that they have previously tasted while