Posts Tagged ‘wineries’

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Popular Merlot From Australia

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Over the past several years we have reviewed lots of Merlots, and lots of Australian wines including a few from a giant wine producer, Lindeman's. This winery was founded in by a physician who believed in the health powers of wine. His popular line of nine varietals sell an almost unbelievable one million bottles a week. Our companion wine is a Kosher Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near-Weekly Review Of $15 Wine – A Merlot Blend From Israel

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
This Israeli Merlot actually contains a fair amount of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. I'll tell you more about that later. It's Kosher and Mevushal, which means it was flash pasteurized, a procedure that doesn't seem to affect the taste as per the original intentions. The head of the winery died in 2012 at the age of 88. He came from a family that had been Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Carmenere Signed Chile’s Rapel Valley

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
We have reviewed several Chilean wines, most of them inexpensive. Today's offering comes from the Rapel Valley of central Chile, responsible for almost a quarter of Chilean wine production including some fancy ones. This valley is flanked by two mountain ranges and the local soil is loamy with clay. These hand picked Carmenere grapes were 60% aged in Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wine – A Kosher Chilean Carmenere

Monday, February 24th, 2014
We have done lots of Chilean wines, most of them inexpensive. Today's offering comes from the major wine producing area of Chile's Central Valley. It stems (no pun intended) from the Lontue Valley some 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) south of Santiago, the nation's capital. The Korta family has been in the wine business since 1998. Their vineyards Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wine – A Sweet Red From Georgia

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
This is our first Georgian red, Years ago we did try a Georgian white. By the way, when I say Georgia, I mean the eastern Europe country, not the American state. The Saperavi grape is somewhat unusual; it has a red skin and is also red on the inside. The other red grape in this blend is considered the best in the neighborhood, a neighborhood that has Read The Post [...]

I Really Love French Wine – Revisiting A Syrupy White Signed Gascony

Monday, February 10th, 2014
It's been about two years since I reviewed this sweet southwestern French golden white from near the Spanish border. It comes from the French winemaker Louis Blanc who remains as incognito today as he was then. The bottle carries the plebian Vin de Pays appellation dating back to 1968; the specific appellation is Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne. It Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wine – Revisiting A Riesling From Serbia

Monday, February 10th, 2014
Just about five years ago we reviewed this Serbian Riesling, our first and probably only review of a Serbian wine. In the local language Fruska Gora means Frankish mountain. This region along the Danube to the northeast of Serbia's capital Belgrade claims to be the oldest wine-producing region in Europe. They have been exporting wine since the Fifteenth Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Review Of $15 Wine – A German Riesling Signed Deinhard

Friday, February 7th, 2014
As you may know, sweet often German Rieslings are among our favorites. The Deinhard winery was founded in Koblenz in 1794. In 1843 they became one of the first German wineries to produce a sparkling wine, Sekt. Their managing directors were imprisoned during the Nazi years; I don't remember even reading about similar cases. Deinhard produces a variety Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wine – Revisiting A Sicilian Red Blend

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
At first I didn't realize that I had previously reviewed this particular wine. No real surprise, there aren't all that many $10 wines out there. Interestingly enough, the previous time around the review was held up as I listened to President Obama's first press conference dealing with economic issues. Now that everything has been settled. Or wait? Anyway. Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wine – Revisiting A Galilee, Israel Cabernet Sauvignon

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Here we revisit yet another Kosher Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine grew in the northern regions of Upper Galilee and the Golan. In this beautiful part of the world the geography is hilly and rocky, and the soil is thin; these are all good signs for winemakers if not for ranchers. Barkan traces its history back to 1899 and now owns Read The Post [...]