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A Toast To The Legendary Winemaker, Joseph Phelps

A Toast To The Legendary Winemaker, Joseph Phelps | Wine | Scoop.it
Reviews of Covenant Napa Valley Solomon Lot 70 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 kosher wine and Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10-Year-Old Bourbon
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Grapelines - Spirit Of Summer Beckons

Grapelines - Spirit Of Summer Beckons | Wine | Scoop.it
Despite the cold, icy weather outside, we found our thoughts wandering and our hearts pining for sunnier and warmer climes. Includes a review of the Hagafen Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and a look at the “Hot Toddy.
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Grapelines - Kosher Wine's Hero

Grapelines - Kosher Wine's Hero | Wine | Scoop.it
Reviews of the latest wines from Covenant Winery. Though relatively late to the fight as a wine producer, one of the heroes of the kosher-wine battle against the entrenched anti-kosher wine bias is Jeff Morgan, owner and winemaker at the Covenant Winery in Berkeley, Calif. Morgan is not only crafting some of the world’s finest wines which just so happen to also be certified kosher, he is doing so essentially with his hands behind his back (as he’s not allowed to touch his non-mevushal wines during production).
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Grapelines - Particularly Pleasing

Grapelines - Particularly Pleasing | Wine | Scoop.it
Reviews of the Pacifica Evan’s Collection Washington Meritage 2010 and Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey.
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Grapelines - Hip, Hop and Wine

Grapelines - Hip, Hop and Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Ever since the modern kosher wine industry began the shift from sweet, syrupy kiddush wine to table wine, producers and importers have been desperately trying to break free of the ethnic market into truly mainstream wine sales. Who knew that the industry’s first real success would be a sweet, simple quaffer?
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Grapelines - Wine and Memories

Grapelines - Wine and Memories | Wine | Scoop.it
One of the lovely things about wine is the way drinking of a particularly pleasant one can stir an involuntary memory and evoke recollections of the past without conscious effort. Includes reviews of the Four Gates Pinot Noir 2009 kosher wine and Westland American Single Malt Whiskey.
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Grapelines - From Adversity, Wine

Grapelines - From Adversity, Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Many of the world’s finest wines, counter intuitive though it might seem, are actually created from grapes that grow in surprisingly meager conditions. One such is the Yatir Viognier 2010. Also included is a review of the Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky.
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Grapelines - Unesco

Grapelines - Unesco | Wine | Scoop.it
Among the many programs established by the United Nations is the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” The purpose of the catalog is to ensure the continued viability of specific folk practices and encourage dialog to reflect “cultural diversity.” This list is a fascinating collection of obscure and eclectic customs and traditions.
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Grapelines - Crowdfunding Winery

Grapelines - Crowdfunding Winery | Wine | Scoop.it
For better or worse the Internet has expanded public participation into nearly every aspect of society. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other outlets allow anyone with access to some type of keyboard to comment, review and critique pretty much anything they see, hear or taste. The implications are as broad as the imagination when everyone can voice their opinion far and wide, influencing others to vote with their wallets.
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Grapeline - Glassware Matters

Grapeline - Glassware Matters | Wine | Scoop.it
There is likely a special place in hell reserved for folks who drink great wine out of a Styrofoam cup. Here are some stemware suggestions. Included is a review of Twin Suns Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 kosher wine along with a winter cocktail suggestion: The Hot Toddy.
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A tribute to the legendary Daniel Rogov

A tribute to the legendary Daniel Rogov | Wine | Scoop.it
The wine world has sadly become a little less interesting with the recent passing of Israel’s preeminent wine critic Daniel Rogov
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Grapelines - South African Kosher Wines

Grapelines - South African Kosher Wines | Wine | Scoop.it
Review of two kosher wines from South Africa's Backsberg Estate Cellars: . The most widely seized upon message or theme of Passover is freedom from oppression. In some sense the repeal of South African apartheid is a related modern example of national liberation. So with such themes as freedom and liberation in the air, as we considered what wines to review for possible recommendation this Passover our thoughts turned to South Africa.
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Grapelines - Perfect For Passover

Grapelines - Perfect For Passover | Wine | Scoop.it
Reviews of the Recanati Diamond Chardonnay 2013, the Abarbanel, Batch 30, Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 kosher for passover wines and Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.
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Grapelines - Davids And Goliaths Of Wine

Grapelines - Davids And Goliaths Of Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Review of Abarbanel Batch 22 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 kosher wine and a revisit to Boulard Calvados XO In popular and secular terms, the biblical confrontation between David and Goliath is seized upon as a shorthand reference for a hopeful image of the underdog, a contest or battle between a relatively small or weak opponent against a much bigger and much stronger adversary. In the world of kosher wine, this image comes periodically to mind—though obviously minus the inherent violence and explicit “good-guy vs. bad-guy” overtones.
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Grapelines - 40% Of Americans Enjoy Wine

Grapelines - 40% Of Americans Enjoy Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
Review of the Black Tulip 2011 kosher wine and The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Grapelines - A Blend of Regions

Reviews of the Herzog Variations Four Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and 2 Cragganmore Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
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Warm Up This Winter With A Nice Wine

Warm Up This Winter With A Nice Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
With winter’s grip still upon us, it is comforting to know that there are wines ideal for chilly weather. Fuller in body with more complexity and structure, winter wines are better to serve with the cold-weather meals. Here are some suggestions.
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Presidental Preferences

Presidental Preferences | Wine | Scoop.it
Most of our Presidents have been “healthy” drinkers, and many have had a fondness for fine wine—with the exception of a few lightweights and teetotalers. Includes a review of the Shirah Wines White Hawk Syrah 2012 and Oban 14 year old Single Malt Scotch.
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Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance | Wine | Scoop.it
Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet. Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned techniques and inferior, obsolete equipment. These harsh and unappealing wines ignored the tremendous potential in their indigenous varietals and they became the second-rate cousins to other European winemaking region
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Grapelines - Captain Kirk Chooses Wine

Grapelines - Captain Kirk Chooses Wine | Wine | Scoop.it
We are thrilled to see that William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk has begun a new television series that focuses in a Shatner-esque way on wine appreciation called, simply, “Brown Bag Wine Tasting.”
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Grapelines - Chanukah Holiday Gift Guide

Grapelines - Chanukah Holiday Gift Guide | Wine | Scoop.it
Our annual Chanukah wish list begins with a simple but essential accessory for any wine lover, a corkscrew.
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Grapelines - Making It To The Top

Grapelines - Making It To The Top | Wine | Scoop.it
For the first time since 2008 an Israeli wine has been included in the Wine Spectator magazine’s annual list of this year’s “Top 100 Wines”. Including reviews of the award winning Recanati Galilee Shiraz 2010 and several whiskies from The Glenlivet.
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