Just because I haven't been writing, it certainly doesn't mean I haven't been tasting. One of the more prolific episodes occurred near the end of August. A friend who is in the business asked if I would like to come by and blind taste a couple of wines that he was considering bringing into the … Continue reading Blind Tasting in August with a Focus on Beit El Winery
This summer was busy both personally and professionally and while that did not impact my alcohol consumption it certainly impacted my free time - so it's been a while since I posted - and its been a while since we had an RCC. But hopefully things are calming down a bit and I have more … Continue reading RCC Israel # 32 – Elul 5779
Due to some very unfortunate family circumstances, I've been unable to post this past month and this month's RCC was put together at the last minute. For that reason I sort of decided to be super laid back. Uri who cooked solo this month did a Chinese Takeout theme which sort of meshed with the … Continue reading RCC Israel # 28 – Shevat 5779
This was a really fun night with some interesting wines. Before we get there, a comment on the food. Uri cooked alone tonight - Bracha needed a break after doing one these dinners so recently. While some of the dishes were more rustic than usual - they were excellent and this was one of the … Continue reading RCC Israel # 27 – Tevet 5779
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
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
Each year as Pesach and spring approach, people start talking about Rosé. This makes sense especially in Israel where we have already seen the mercury hit above 34 °C (93 °F) a couple of times. I am not really going to go on about the various ways that Rosé is made - I think it is not … Continue reading Rosé Season is here – and is promising!
RCC Israel #4 in honor of Elul 5776 was held on September 13th, 2016 in Nachlaot. This RCC had one of our most inventive menus to date. Also, Chef Todd Aarons - of Crave and Tierra Sur fame was in attendance and contributed the seared tuna slider appetizer in the pictures. The rest of the … Continue reading RCC Israel #4