Tag: whisky

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.

More Kosher Zin Please

Review of Agua Dulce Zinfandel 2010 and Barrelhound Blended Scotch Whisky.
There is much less by way of kosher “versions” or “editions” for much of the world's great wine producing regions, including the US.

Try Some Gruner

Reviews of Shirah Gruner Veltliner John Sebastiano Vineyard 2014 and Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Not all that long ago, perhaps a few decades, the wine world was remarkably dull by today’s standards. Wines were made in traditional locations under long established regulations and methodologies. Now numerous different grape varietals are

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

A Little Taste Of Chametz Before Pesach

A look at the kosher craft brewery He'brew and a review of the Loch Chaim, Isle of Arran 13 year old Single Malt Whisky.
Admittedly this is a departure from our usual focus on wine, but with Purim here and Pesach approaching we've had levity on the cards and chametz (leavened food) on the brain.

Will Carignan Be The Varietal That Made Israeli Wine Famous?

A review of the Recanati Reserve Carignan Kerem Ba'al 2009 and the Bruichladdich 10-year-old single malt Scotch Whisky.
Australia has Shiraz, Argentina is known for Malbec, Chile for Carmenere and in California Cabernet is king. Whether by design, regulation or chance, nearly every winegrowing region has "its" grape. It adds a level of