Sometimes I’ll start writing a post and then life being as busy as it is, I’ll put it aside to finish later. For me, that’s usually a bad idea. If it’s a specific-wine related post, by the time I get back to it, I often feel that its time has passed – or that the … Continue reading All That Glitters Is Not Gold
In my last article, I spoke about aging wines and where the sweet spot is regarding aging, reaching peak, and value. I got a lot of questions regarding Israeli wines that are age-worthy, and so I thought I would go into a little more detail. It is important to remember a number of things when … Continue reading Can Israeli Wine Age?
Wow. It has been a VERY long time since I posted. I have been very busy both professionally and personally – starting a new position at my day job and my daughter getting married - and so I have had no free time to spend on writing. So, while I apologize, I do hope you … Continue reading Aging Wines, Worth the Wait?
Finally, things in Israel at least have basically returned to normal. The airport is fully open, and people citizens and tourists alike are free to come and go as they please. Incredible! As I try to do each year, I will give you my strategy for wine selection for the Seder. If you are looking … Continue reading Seder 2022
Finally, we are on to the main event. Honestly, the real reason I try to fly to France - besides hanging out with David - is to hang out for a day with Menachem Israelievitch and taste through Royal’s current French portfolio. It is truly the highlight of my trip each time. It’s not just … Continue reading Paris – November 2021 – Part 3 – Royal’s Truly Royal 2019 Vintage with Menachem Israelievitch
My next post on France is basically written – just editing now – but before I post that, I figured I would quickly write up this month’s RCC. I don’t like to postpone those as I take shorthand notes during those tastings, and if I wait too long I have a hard time reconstructing what … Continue reading RCC Israel #41 – Adar-1 5782
Continuing with my posts from my most recent trip to France, the second day's slot was reserved for a meeting with Christophe Bardeau, winemaker of Domaine Roses Camille. This was a meeting that I had been looking forward to for some time. There are no other winemakers whom I can think of and say - … Continue reading Paris – November 2021 – Part 2 – Christophe Bardeau of Domaine Roses Camille
A couple of years ago, I decided that to really get a feel for what is being produced in the kosher wine world, I needed to make a yearly visit to France to taste through as much as I could, as only a percentage of these productions gets exported to the US, and an even … Continue reading Paris November 2021 – Part 1 – IDS
OK. This is it. THIS is the last post prior to my France posts - of which the first is 90% done. I just couldn’t let an RCC pass without a write up. Hopefully I will get all the France posts done before the next RCC. I’ll keep it brief though - as I really … Continue reading RCC Israel # 40 – Shevat 5782
Over the last decade or so, there has been much discussion among oenophiles as to the direction that Golan Heights Winery has taken with its wines. Many feel that, as of 2009, there was a significant shift in style from more refined and restrained wines to a big opulent more fruit-forward style. There are those … Continue reading Golan Heights Winery Merlot Through the Years