The question I get asked most between Purim and Pesach is what I plan on drinking during the Seder. Over the years I have gone through different ways of thinking on how to approach the most important feast in our culture from a wine perspective. After all, no other meal within Judaism puts such an … Continue reading Seder Lineup 2019
While hanging out in London Yossie Horwitz mentioned he was throwing a pre-KFWE dinner as well. Now I generally try to spend time with family when in the NY area and this trip had me at 2 KFWE's, but when Yossie mentioned who was cooking, what was on the menu and some of the wines, … Continue reading KFWE 2019 Tour Part 5: NY Pre-Game – Yossie’s Dinner
The Lineup After a great night out at KFWE Tel Aviv it was time to leave the nest and fly to London. I am in touch with a few people in the London wine scene - some of them visit Israel often. Unfortunately, I rarely am in London and that's a shame. I love it … Continue reading KFWE 2019 Tour Part 3: London Pre-Game – Blue Smoke Hedonism
As I have written previously, it's really nice when friends from abroad join us either for RCC's or to get together for tastings or winery visits or really whatever. One of the people I enjoy spending time with is Yossie Horwitz. Besides writing his weekly newsletter and FB page, Yossie is of course perhaps most … Continue reading Yossie Comes for a Visit
When I visit the US, I usually spend some quality time with fellow wine-lovers who I get to see too infrequently. But with limited time (and funds), I basically stick to the NY/NJ area each trip to be close to my family. That makes visiting with friends from other areas a real treat. Luckily David … Continue reading Blind Tastings with David Raccah and friends
This past Monday night I was privileged to be invited to really special evening of wine and food organized by Nathan Grandjean of France. Nathan sells wine in France and Western Europe via his site Yavine.fr. He is super-knowledgeable and an all around great guy - so if you are ever in Europe and need … Continue reading Nathan’s French Food & Wine Evening
Over the last year I have started visiting the US more and more - primarily to have the opportunity to spend time with my grandmother who is 94 and my parents and siblings who I see far too infrequently. I also usually get a chance to enjoy wines with friends that I also see all … Continue reading Mid October Trip to the US
Truth is, you shouldn't. In fact you really shouldn't care much about what anyone else thinks of what any given wine or food item tastes like - other than yourself! This seems to be self evident when it comes to things we are confident about. For instance - if you like ketchup, no matter how … Continue reading Why should you care about what I have to say?