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I have to admit that I wasn’t sure it was going to work. Our portfolio, chock full of prized wines from the bellwether regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, would now come to include a class of wines that were considered on the fringe. Some have...

It’s always fun explaining to people that when I travel to Bordeaux, it’s part of my job. I get the groans and eye rolls, and of course “tough life” and “must be nice,” etc. The truth is, I am very fortunate to include these travels...

From Andrew, your Kosher Sommelier: I had a mentor in my early years of learning about and tasting wine, a curmudgeonly lifelong bachelor who worked in a retail store. I wouldn't say he was lovable, or that he enjoyed my company much, since I was not...

The Road to Burgundy The progression of taste among wine lovers in the kosher world and broader wine world is somewhat parallel. First, budding connoisseurs are intrigued with fruit forward wines with strong oak flavors, big tannins, and generous mouthfeel. Gradually the tendency will spread towards...

I was recently invited to participate as a judge in the annual New York Jewish Week wine tasting. This involves the blind tasting of hundreds of wines across numerous regions and price points. The tasting is broken up by color and price point and takes...

There's no such thing as graduation from sweet wine. Many wine lovers recall with disgust a time in their wine drinking careers where they would only drink sweet wines, and made the proud transition to dry wine only. Certainly, there is a time and place...

With the Holidays around the corner, wine consumption and enjoyment is going to reach a pretty intense level. It's truly the highlight of the year for wine lovers; the ability to enjoy your finest vintages with some excellent food without the pressures of work and...

I enjoy wine year round, but the other major liquors certainly get their due time, depending on the time of year. Beer is mostly in the warmer months, and the cooler times of year call for warming whiskey based cocktails that will lift the coldest...

I've had similar conversations with Clients and Friends recently (there is much overlap between those two groups, fortunately!). We are talking about wines that were recently purchased, and I asked them how they are enjoying the new vintages. The response is almost invariably that they...