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  • Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

    … Reviews of Barons Edmond and Benjamin de Rothschild Haut Medoc 2011 By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week November 13, 2014 This past August saw the passing of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, one of the leading lights of the Jewish legendary winemaking and banking family. She was 80 years old. Her father was Jewish…

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  • Love With Food Product Review

    … they must have been one of the “natural flavors.” The Zante currants, pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds, and sesame seeds combined with puffed rice were fun to eat but ultimately too sweet for my taste buds. I think their three different types of sugar may be two too many. The Skeeter Nut Free Cinnamon Grahams are sure to be any allergy-adverse…

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  • Garnacha With Love

    … of Pyrenees mountain range. Really surprising value to be had here; with the soft fruit and complex body this bottle compares well with wines over $35. Vinas Del Vero’s Secastilla Somontano Garnacha 2009. 14.5% ABV. $24 street. Deep garnet in color, a nose of blackberry jam. Dark, spicy black fruit on the palate. Robust and viscous, this wine begs…

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  • Wine Bath

    …), dates, walnuts, toffee, caramel apple, orange zest, and a touch of smoke, with a lengthy, warming finish. Glenfarclas 17 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky (43 percent abv; $100): A deliciously playful, rich, big, yet refined and complex, sherried whisky, with notes of butterscotch, custard, honey, ginger, malt, dates, raisins, a touch…

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  • Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

    …. The big malty character offers light, brown-sugar sweetness, backed by notes of heather, and intriguingly, distinct touches of iodine. Underneath that you’ll find cooked fruits, chewy toffee, and notes of incense. It’s more exotic than you’d think. I keep going back to this malt… it’s an easy whisky to like but one that invites tons of discovery…

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  • Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013

    … Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013 California Drinking this blend of albarino and grenache blanc from winemaker Macario Montoya brought to mind scraggly bushes laden with berries and rooted in the thin, loamy soil of a cliffside or sandy hill—manzanita, maybe. Whatever it is, the slightest breeze threatens to uproot it, but the bush holds tight…

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  • Akiyoshi 2013 Sangiovese Rosé

    … Akiyoshi 2013 Sangiovese Rosé Lodi, California Drink this light rosé and be reminded of playing grown-up with your mother’s make-up collection. She’ll probably yell at you, but she’ll give you a new berry lipstick balm of your very own the next morning. She’s sorry, but please don’t do it again. On the Quini scale, I gave the Akiyoshi 2013…

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  • Fox Run Vineyards 2013 “Doyle Family Vineyard” Chardonnay

    … and creaminess is balanced and framed deftly by well-incorporated acidity that plays a strong supporting role without ever taking over. At nearly room temperature — which is when the wine showed best — there is an intriguing floral layer that emerges that clearly stems from the addition of 9% Traminette. I don’t know that I’d think to add a dose of Traminette…

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  • Green Wine

    … the variety of dry sherry that has a particular briny tang) and also, more recently, “the maritime malt.” The distillery stands 250 yards from the harbor on the northern shores of the Scottish highlands, in the once very prominent herring-fishing village of Wick, in the county of Caithness. The Pulteney Distillery was established in 1826…

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  • Mac & Cheese Night #5: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

    … Fifth macaroni and cheese night already? And I’m not even sick of the stuff yet. I must say, though, that all this mac and cheese analysis has affected my standards. Let’s just say that a recent order from a fast food chain was NOT up to snuff. Bright orange sauce lacking flavor and overcooked noodles doesn’t do it for me as easily as it used…

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  • McCall Wines 2010 “Ben’s Blend”

    McCall Wines has earned a reputation as the producer of Long Island’s finest pinot noir, but its merlot and merlot-based blend McCall Wines 2010 “Ben’s Blend” ($48) are just as deserving of attention. This blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdo tintially stands out for its restrained ripeness, with aromas of blackberry and blueberry staying just ...

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  • What Wines Did King David Drink?

    … Reviews of Shiloh Legend II 2010 and several Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 23, 2014 Although the biblical texts are replete with references to wine, the exact varietals employed to create these libations remain a mystery. From the seventh century Islamic conquest…

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