Wine writing is something that I take pleasure in ordinarily. It allows me to crystallize my thoughts about whatever topic it is that I am writing about. If I happen to be writing about specific bottles, as opposed to a general topic, it actually helps me to commit the notes to memory - as well … Continue reading Seder 2020
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
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