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 Friday I attended the 2014 Flam Noble launch event at the winery. Sometimes they do this with a full dinner - other times it's wines and cheese to start with the current Blanc and Rose and then a tasting of selected library wines with the pre-release Noble. This year was the latter - which … Continue reading 2014 Flam Noble Launch Event – 2018 Flam Releases
Before I start - a bit of a disclaimer - I consider Ya'acov Oryah a friend. That really does NOT impact what I think of his wines at all - but I think it's important to be up front about that when writing about wine and people expect objectivity. Now that that is out of … Continue reading Ya’acov Oryah 2018 Releases
This year 3 wineries decided to hold their release events on the same day - Recanati, Gvaot and Tzora. While I love all of these wineries, Friday in Israel inexplicably always feels rushed and I could only spare the time to hit one of thee events. Tzora besides being perhaps the top winery in Israel … Continue reading 2018 Annual Tzora Release Event
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!
I was at a wonderful tasting last month hosted at Corky Wine Bar for Domaine Netofa. There was some light food served which was perfect for the event (and if you haven’t been, you need to get some of the baked Camembert – off the charts). The tasting was led by Pierre Miodownick, the famed winemaker himself … Continue reading Netofa December 2017 Portfolio Tasting at Corky