Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

The little River Livet which flows into the Spey is the home of the most famous glen in Scotland. It is set in the mountains and the water often flows for many miles underground. The unique water and ideal whisky distilling conditions give the character to these light, clean, flowery and spicey single malt whiskies.… Continue Reading Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Sauvignon Blanc, more than any other whites, should be young. It is not usually an ageing wine. So 2013 is perfect. Tabor is based in the beautiful lower Galilee region at the foot of Mount Tabor and this lovely dry wine is part of their Adamah series. A very crisp, vibrant and sharp Sauvignon which… Continue Reading Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Teperberg Sangiovese Red (2012)

Teperberg Sangiovese Red (2012)

We love Teperberg wines! Based in the lower Jordanian hills, it is one of the largest wine producers in Israel. This bottle is part of their Silver series which are entry-level wines (ie. cheaper). Sangiovese is originally an Italian grape from which all Chiantis are made of. A velvety grape with quite low levels of… Continue Reading Teperberg Sangiovese Red (2012)

Aberfeldy Whiskey

Aberfeldy Whiskey

The Aberfeldy distillery was established in 1898 and can be found on the edge of Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands.  The distillery is located where Pertshire’s highest mountain, deepest loch and longest glen meet- historically and geographically the “heart of Scotland.”  On the South bank of the River Tay, the water for this delicious dram… Continue Reading Aberfeldy Whiskey

Galil Alon Red (2011)

Galil Alon Red (2011)

2011 was one of the Israel’s best vintage years (it wasn’t too hot…). Galil Mountain is a sister company of Golan Heights/Yarden wine manufacturers located in upper Galilee. This is a lovely fruity Cabernet Sauvignon wine with an added small quantity of Syrah grapes to add some spice. Dark, cherry red aroma. A dry, very… Continue Reading Galil Alon Red (2011)

Barkan Reserve Gewurztraminer White (2013)

Barkan Reserve Gewurztraminer White (2013)

This Barkan semi-dry (but probably more on the dry side) is a perfect blend of mainly Gewurztraminer spicy grapes with 12% Muscat grapes creating a beautifully floral, fresh flavour. A soft, fruity, medium to full body wine, that should be served chilled at 8 to 9 celsius. Tips: Mainly fish, sushi, but also light chicken… Continue Reading Barkan Reserve Gewurztraminer White (2013)

Alfasi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red (2011)

Alfasi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red (2011)

Great wine from Chile. Alfasi’s winemaker Hector Saldivia and his experienced team work with well over a thousand hectares (more than 2,500 acres) that are planted in international red grapes as well as Chardonnay. Saldivia trained at Château Lafite-Rothschild, one of the most notable wineries in Bordeaux. This dark purple wine is rich and very… Continue Reading Alfasi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red (2011)

Ben Ami – Galil – Chardonnay White (2013)

Ben Ami – Galil – Chardonnay White (2013)

Ben Ami is a sister company of Barkan and they produce this very nice young, crisp Chardonnay from the Galil which has been kept in stainless steel vats, as opposed being aged in oak barrels (so no oaky or vanilla hints), but this is how young whites are meant to be kept in order to… Continue Reading Ben Ami – Galil – Chardonnay White (2013)

Domaine de la Commanderie Chinon Red (2012)

Domaine de la Commanderie Chinon Red (2012)

An amazing classic wine from the French Loire valley which will take your palate by surprise. It’s fruity Cabernet Franc with an obvious raspberry aroma is a totally unique experience. Light body. A superb red with true pedigree. Tips: Fish, chicken, veal, dark chocolate, cheese. Winery: Domaine de la Commanderie Price: £15.00 Mevushal: No Country:… Continue Reading Domaine de la Commanderie Chinon Red (2012)

Aberlour Whiskey

Aberlour Whiskey

Well after a busy day when you need an undemanding, soft, smooth, slightly sweet with a faint hint of peat, easy single malt – how about a glass of Aberlour. Pronounced to rhyme with the word ‘power’, this inexpensive ten year old, is a great example of a slightly spicey Speyside single malt. The nutty… Continue Reading Aberlour Whiskey