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Some scholarship—if that’s the right word—suggests the Japanese are one of the ten Lost Tribes of Israel.
For a long time I had believed the Chinese were one of the tribes, because of Jews’ affinity for Chinese food, particularly on Sunday night. Besides, historians have verified that Marco Polo, en route to Kubla Khan (born Cohen), visited Silk Road clothiers to buy ...Read More
Top 15 Sparkling Wines for the New Year: Domaine Rolet
2008 Crémant du Jura Blanc Brut
Rolet makes a range of crémants, this one about two-thirds chardonnay, the balance from poulsard and pinot noir. ...Read More
Wine & Spirits Gift Guide: Late Edition
Here are a few late additions to our holiday gift guide!
For the naturally-inclined:
Wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown, who blogs under the nom de plume Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka, has been putting pen and pencil to paper lately, designing t-shirts and posters. This hand-drawn rendering of the eight central treatments of biodynamic farming—from the horn filled with cow ...Read More
The Best White Wine on Earth
British by birth and German by choice, Stuart Pigott may be the most vocal riesling advocate who ever lived. And that’s saying a lot, as riesling tends to bring out the fanatic in people. In this book, he circumscribes the globe, detailing the ...Read More