Archive for July, 2013

I Love Reviewing Fine Wine – Revisiting A Really Great Wine From Israel

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
I clearly remember reviewing the 2006 Tishbi Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. It was definitely my wine of the year, neatly triumphing over a famous and overpriced Super Tuscan. My wife who does not drink much wine also found the 2006 vintage exceptional. It sold out soon in our neck of the woods. When the 2007 vintage was released I told many people about Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Cabernet Sauvignon From The Colchagua Valley, Chile

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Not so long very ago we reviewed an inexpensive Chilean Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon. Now we will review a neighbor. The Colchagua Valley a subregion of the Rapel Valley lies about 150 kilometers (some 90 miles) south of the nation's capital, Santiago. This lovely valley is separated from the Andes by the San Fernando Ridge. Colchagua Valley was once known Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near-Weekly Guide To $15 Wines – A Pinot Noir From Tasmania

Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Over the years we have done lots and lots of Australian wines in a variety of prices. We have even reviewed a few Tasmanian whites, but this is our first red from that island to the south of the mainland. Remember, in the Southern Hemisphere south is like north to North Americans. Tasmania is blessed with a relatively cool climate, which means that Read The Post [...]

I Love Reviewing Fine Wine – A Super Tuscan Second

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
You might have heard of Super Tuscans. Several decades ago some excellent Italian winemakers thumbed their nose at the official Italian winemaking regulations. They made wine the way they wanted it, not according to the book, whose major advantage was reducing the glut of inferior local grapes. This wine estate was created by a Marchese (I think that Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – Another Pinot Noir From Languedoc, France

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Over the course of years we have done lots and lots of Pinot Noirs, not surprisingly many of which come from France. This is not our first from that longtime up and coming region of Languedoc, one of the few French wine areas that habitually labels the bottle with the variety. George Duboeuf is a major French wine producer, quite well known for its Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wine – Another Canadian Riesling-Vidal Blend

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Just a few short weeks ago I broke my more or less promise twice by trying a Canadian Riesling-Vidal blend. The promise had nothing to do with Canada; in fact, this wine carries the Canadian appellation. It was a question of blends and even more so the Vidal grape which itself is sort of a blend, a hybrid combining not so fine grapes in an attempt to Read The Post [...]

I Love Reviewing Fine Wine – Another Riesling Spaetlese From Mosel (Germany)

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
If you have been reading my wine reviews, you know that am fond of sweet German Rieslings, especially the better ones. Spaetleses tend to be good; the grapes are picked late. The Mosel River in Germany is said to be one of the world's best places for Rieslings. The village of Trittenheim with a population of about a thousand is located on a bend in Read The Post [...]

What’s Better? Store Bought Broth, Homemade Stock Or Professional Soup Base?

Sunday, July 21st, 2013
By David Sievers If you're making soup, you usually start with either stock or broth. But most home cooks will agree that these are not quite the same. Some prefer store-bought broth and others like the homemade stock better. But do you know what great cooks do nowadays? They use professional soup bases! This is the latest trend in making delicious Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wine – Revisiting A Merlot From Veneto, Italy

Sunday, July 21st, 2013
When you review as many $10 wines as I have, I don't know if I'm bragging or complaining, you sometimes end up reviewing the same one twice. And in doing so, I may break a promise. Italy, especially northern Italy, is not known for its low labor and land costs, so one may ask how can they do a Merlot for under $10, in fact under $8. The company was Read The Post [...]

A Guide To The Teas That China Produces

Friday, July 19th, 2013
When it comes to tea, there is no country on Earth that has a greater understanding of the subject than China. The Chinese have been drinking tea for thousands of years. The country loves to drink tea, and they are known for producing some of the most amazing varieties of tea in the world. The following is a guide to the teas that China produces. Non-Fermented Read The Post [...]