L'chaim!

Some thoughts on my scribbles about booze

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  I began writing these weekly columns in March 2011. I have since written more than 400 installments in which I’ve expatiated on nothing much...

Domaine Nefota wines come back to the kosher market

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I’ve just learned, alas, that this will be my penultimate print contribution to the WJW. On the plus-side, the timing is such that I...

Kindred spirits in the world of highballs

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As the oppressive summer heat sets in, I find myself turning increasingly to the highball family of cocktails — cold, refreshing, simply produced and...

Sipping from the forerunner of the Bowl Hugger and Festering Slobovian Humme

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The word kamikaze was once a term for mindlessly extreme, purposely reckless, even crazy dangerous behavior. The word comes from Japanese, where it means...

Cocktails for when the weather outside is frightful

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When the heat and humidity kick into high gear, and the air is stifling, a cooling bracer is in order. I’ve always been of...

This club is offering a ‘curated wine experience’

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Joining a wine club is an especially easy option for wine lovers who may not have the time to stay abreast of the latest...

The wines of Vitkin

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I recently attended a tasting in Silver Spring of wines from the Israeli Vitkin Winery in the company of winemaker Assaf Paz, amid a...

At age 75 and with no wine cellar, what to do with her expensive...

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It’s time once again to check my email bag for your wine and spirits questions. You can always reach me with your questions at...

Drinking through the rye this Fourth of July

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As Independence Day approaches, I invariably begin thinking about American rye whiskey, as necessary to the founding of the republic as life and liberty....

Moderate alcohol consumption is good for your health. Unless it isn’t.

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Booze news is often driven by scientific research purportedly demonstrating that moderate alcohol consumption is either good or bad for one’s health. The other day...