Hermon Red Wine from Israel

Ok, so I should “probably” stick to wine.  But, history, sociology and other factors that end up creating the wine industry seem to be top of mind right now.  In any case, here’s some information on the burgeoning wine industry in Israel.  I attempt to work through the basic question, can one winery help to […]

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What is a Meshuvial Wine?

I have couple of video blog post coming up about wines made in Israeli and their entrance into the American wine market and they brought up a quick question, what is a meshuvial wine? While most of us, outside of the religion at least, have some understanding about what it means to be Kosher, or […]

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Another hit from one of my favorite Washington, large production wineries. The day after I filmed this, word came out that Charles Smith had sold part of his business to Constellation Brands.  No matter, if you want a $15-$20 Cabernet Sauvignon tonight….this is an outstanding choice and another hit for Washington wine. Hi guys, Mark […]

Pinotage Part 1

Pinotage. Challenges and History

Pinotage is one of the least understood wine grapes in existence. The national wine grape of South Africa, it simply hasn’t caught on elsewhere.  I think that can teach me a bit about expectations and setting the stage before someone ever opens a bottle. Video Transcription: Hi, guys. Mark Aselstine with Uncorked Ventures. I’m joined […]