Note: Before I start, I just want to disclose that Ya'acov is a friend. While I don't believe that our friendship impacts my notes, I do want make sure that you kind readers have that information in hand when glancing through my scribbles. 2nd Note: Apologies in advance for the length of this post. I … Continue reading Ya’acov Oryah 2019 Portfolio Tasting and a lot more
Our chef's took a much deserved vacation this month so we were back at Kinor BaKikar. They do a nice job overall - though I'll probably look for other options for next time, just to change things up. Would have done that this time, but my wine schedule has been overwhelming with events this past … Continue reading RCC Israel # 26 – Kislev 5779
As I've written before, when wineries change winemakers there is often an internal conflict between giving the winemaker free reign to make wines as he/she sees fit and creating a wine that fits in with the profile of previous vintages of the same bottle - especially when the previous vintages have been successful. Often times … Continue reading 2017 Psagot Cabernet Franc
This is a festival I really enjoy going to every year. I happen to love the Marina in general as a setting - super chill and relxed - plus there are 3 decent kosher restaurants that are in the connected Arena Mall - Bistro 56, Lechem Basar & Papagaio Prime, so you can take a … Continue reading 2018 White Festival at the Hertzlia Marina
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!