Tag: hagafen

Taste When You Can

Review of Hagafen Estate Syrah 2012 and the Hudson Four Grain Bourbon by Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery.
One of the big pleasures of booze tourism is to be found in the tasting room. A recent article by Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal, one of many wine columns we read and enjoy regularly, reminds us

Musical Flavors

Review of Hagafen Pinot Noir 2013 and the Gimlet, a perfect summer refresher.
There are numerous factors that have been demonstrated to influence the perceptions of a wine including temperature at which it is consumed, the size and shape of the glass, the appearance of the label, the time of day it is drunk, its

A New Life

Review of the Hagafen Brut Cuvée 2012 and Gordon & MacPhail (“Rare Vintage” range) Glen Grant 1958.
We recently had some reasons to rejoice and make merry. As our readers would expect, there were more than a few bottles opened with family and friends. The occasion? One of us had an addition to the family!

Spirit Of Summer Beckons

Review of the Hagafen Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and a look at the "Hot Toddy."
Despite the cold, icy weather outside, we found our thoughts wandering and our hearts pining for sunnier and warmer climes. One of us is from northern California originally, and as it happens we both love northern California wines. We always have

Presidental Preferences

Review of Shirah Wines White Hawk Syrah 2012 and Oban 14 year old Single Malt Scotch.
Most of our Presidents have been “healthy” drinkers, and many have had a fondness for fine wine—with the exception of a few lightweights and teetotalers.

Break Your Fast Libation Suggestions

Libations to accompany the break-fast including two kosher wines from Hagafen and the Bunnahabhain Toiteach Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Every family seems to have its own traditions when it comes time to breaking the fast. Usually a milchik (diary) or pareve (neutral) meal, the dishes might range from one relative’s treasured lokshen kugel (egg noodle

In A Rye Mood

Reviews of the Hagafen Napa Valley Syrah 2009, the Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Small Batch Rye, and the Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey.
It seems most appropriate to select an American-made wine when celebrating Independence Day. The holiday also gives us another opportunity to acknowledge one of the country’s finest winemakers, who also happens to

Kosher Food And Wine Experience

A review of the Hagafen Riesling 2012 and several whiskies including Angel's Envy, the Tomintoul 10-year-old single malt and two single malts from Glengoyne.
The 2013 Kosher Food and Wine Experience was held in NYC earlier this month. This annual tasting event is one of the best opportunities-along with their tasting events in London and

Touring Scotland – Viewing Its Sights, Sampling Its Booze

A review of the Hagafen Sauvingon Blanc 2011 and some suggestions for a rewarding visit to Scotland.
While the number of kosher wineries is steadily increasing, there is a degree of comfort in returning to a familiar friend. One of our favorite winemakers is Ernie Weir, the owner of Napa Valley, California's Hagafen Cellars. A