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
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
Wow - I can't believe I haven't written all month! Between the Chagim and work it's been a little crazy. There are definitely some cool wines that I have sampled that I will have to try and write up - but for now, let's stick to the topic at hand - this month's RCC. The … Continue reading RCC Israel # 25 – Cheshvan 5779
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!
Atter a couple of months of moving around we returned to our normal meeting place at the Shuk Cook - Uri Zaltzman's apartment where he and Bracha Arnold prepared a truly excellent meal. Every single dish worked and was excellent - with a number of dishes going on my favorites list! From a wine perspective … Continue reading RCC Israel #18
This was a very special & unique night. Not only were we celebrating the new month (late and I guess not so new anymore) but Simon Jacob's birthday - and for that, we went all out and broke a few of our rules . We opened the evening up to as many participants as we … Continue reading RCC Israel # 15