Tag: sparkling wine

Royal Experience at the British Embassy

The upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle was preceded this past weekend by the annual open house for the British Embassy that featured tours of facilities, a chance to peruse the collection of British ultra-luxe cars (including Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin and Lotus) as well as opportunities to sample British food and drink.

Wine Shortage? Bourbon Shortage?

Reviews of the Deccolio Prosecco and Jim Beam White Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
In our age of sheer abundance and seemingly endless variety, it is difficult to wrap one’s head around something like a possible wine shortage.

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!

A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

A look at the complexity of US whiskey regulations along with reviews of Deccolio Prosecco and Old Grand-Dad 100 Proof Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
The holidays are a great reason to pour some special wines with friends and family. And while we seldom need an excuse to enjoy some sparkling wine, and have frequently

Alinea: Connoisseur’s Dream Is Just A Short Flight Away

The artistry at Alinea extends to their wine pairings.
Inventive, exciting, imaginative, fascinating, thrilling, exceptional, delicious, amazing ... the list of superlatives used to describe dinner at Alinea is nearly as long as the drive from O’Hare to the restaurant’s location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park district. At Alinea a refined, exquisitely prepared meal is transformed

Drinking To A New Jewish Life

A review of the Louis de Sacy Brut Rose Champagne and the Talisker 25 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled in 2005.
We recently had some reasons to rejoice and, as our readers would expect, there were a few bottles opened with family and friends. With a wide range of excellent wines available at

Sparkling Wine From The “Cava”

Reviews of the Elvi Wines Brut Cava and the first three offerings from the Jewish Whisky Company under their private "Single Cask Nation" label.
Cava is Spain's best known sparkling wine. It is produced primarily in the Catalonia region, which borders France along the Mediterranean coast. The name "Cava," which is Catalan for cave or

Sparkling Wine: Too Good For Just New Year’s Eve

Reviews of the kosher Louis de Sacy Brut Champagne and the Lagavulin 16 Year Old and Distiller's Edition 1996 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
New Year's Eve is traditionally celebrated with a Champagne toast. This is likely because the bubbles are considered festive, or perhaps in the belief that drinking something expensive will bring good

Bubble Trouble Turns Into Elegant Sparklers

A sparkling wine review including the Pol Roger Brut Reserve "White Foil," the Mionetto, Lunetta, Voveti and Lamberti proseccos, JJ Vincent Cremant, Champalou Vovray Brut, Trapiche Extra Brut, and the J Vineyards Brut Rose and their 25th Anniversary Brut.
Bubbles in wine were once considered a fault, especially when the increased pressure caused the bottles