IFWF 2014 Pre-game
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26 Feb

  Herzog’s 2014 International Food and Wine Festival in Los Angeles begins at 6:00pm PST tonight. There are a lot of wines and not a lot of time. It’s a good idea to prepare a list of the wines that you want to taste, ideally sticking to things that you haven’t tasted in the past. [...]

IFWF 2013 Pre-game
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6 Feb

Herzog’s 2013 International Food and Wine Festival in Los Angeles begins at 6pm Pacific tonight. There are a lot of wines and not a lot of time. It’s a good idea to prepare a list of the wines that you wine to taste, ideally sticking to new releases. Here are some new wines that I [...]

Teperberg Terra Malbec 2010
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25 Jan

  The 2010 Teperberg Terra Malbec is the fourth in a series of Israeli varietal Malbec that is increasingly improving from vintage to vintage. Though French in origin, varietal Malbec has enjoyed better success in warm countries south of the equator, most notably Argentina. Since Israel features a combination of desert and tropical climates, there [...]

Discount on 2013 IFWF in Los Angeles
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16 Jan

2012 flew by and it’s time again for the International Food & Wine Festival (IFWF). The 7th annual IFWF will be held again at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City on February 6, 2013. The festival features a wide array of wines and liquor from Royal Wine’s vast portfolio as well a delectable delights [...]

Vignobles David Reserve Cote du Rhone Villages 2010
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19 Nov

  A rich blend of Syrah (40%) and Grenache (60%) that hails from a stellar vintage for the southern Rhone wine region of France. Young, but developing nicely, this is a concentrated and intriguing wine packaged in well-toned frame. This objet d’art oozes dark flavors of cassis, black licorice, and turkish coffee from its core, striped with [...]

Yarden Avital Slope Vineyard Syrah
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7 Nov

In 2007 Yarden released two single vineyard Syrah’s: Yonatan Vineyard Syrah and Avital Slope Vineyard Syrah. While both are excellent productions of the varietal, I feel that the Avital Slope is the better of the two and arguably the best kosher Syrah in Israel’s modern wine history. The wine’s color and nose are youthful and [...]

Covenant 2009 on Sale
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15 Aug

Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 is on sale. At least two different online retailers have a promotion, ranging from $76-81 per bottle. Which retailer you should buy it from largely depends on where you’re located… For those of you living in any of the western or mid-western US, Kosherwine.com has the best deal when factoring in [...]

Herzog Special Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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25 Jul

The 2008 vintage of Herzog’s Special Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon steps out of the bounds delineated by over a decade’s worth of releases making it a challenger to Herzog’s iconic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This feat was accomplished in at least three ways. First, it’s a 50/50 blend of Napa Valley and Alexander Valley [...]

Brobdingnagian Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2010
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11 Jul

2010 is the second vintage of Jonathan Hajdu’s single varietal Grenache, this time produced using fruit sourced from Eagle Point Ranch in California’s Medocino County. This wine is every bit as giant as the name/label indicates and especially potent in its infancy, best only after hours of decanting. In true Hajdu style, this Grenache greets [...]

Herzog Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2009
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9 Jul

The 2009 vintage of this blend, typically over shadowed by Herzog’s single varietal releases, is a stunner. An equal blend of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and San Joaquin Valley Syrah, this blend hits the mark of truly exceeding the sum of its parts. Toasted oak frames the entry leading to rich mocha and dark fruit [...]