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Starting The Season Off — With Flavor

A quintet of new wines for the New Year.

Special To The Jewish Week
09/10/2014

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, in synagogues around the world, the first of the pre-Rosh HaShanah shofar blasts were blown, to note the beginning of the month of Elul. For the kosher wine industry, those shofar blasts were like a starters’ pistol, marking the beginning of an annual race to bring the new crop of kosher wines to the market.  During the next month (and during the month before Passover) more kosher wine will be sold than at any times during the year. 

A variety of new wines, and new vintages, add joy to the Jewish New Year.

Israeli Wine, From The Inside

The country’s winemakers weigh in on what’s been called a ‘quality revolution, ’how it all got started, and whether the kosher label is a burden.

Special To The Jewish Week
02/28/2013

‘Israeli wine is an amazing story,” says Adam Montefiore, the wine development director of the Carmel Winery, Israel’s largest wine producer. “Jews came to this land, made the desert bloom, started planting vineyards, making wine, and in doing so began reclaiming their heritage and reviving this ancient wine producing region.”

Adam Montefiore
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