Aaron Herman reports fromThe Jewish Weeks's Grand Wine Tasting at the City Winery and looks at the expanding universe of Passover wines. Also: an interview with Rabbi Ari Israel about the custom of burning chametz.
Looking for great wines for the Passover seder? The best kosher wines sorted by price? The best from Israel? You'll find all that and more in The Jewish Week's lists of Top 18 kosher wines.
The 2nd annual Jewish Week Kosher Wine Guide includes articles on how to pick the right wines for your seder and profiles of two up-and-coming kosher garagistes — and how these young winemakers are contributing to the “wine revolution.”
Also featured will be a look at the Herzogs, the first family of kosher wine.
When 2010 drew to a close, it ended what had been a remarkable decade for the kosher wine industry. In the past 10 years the quality and quantity of kosher wines around the world has expanded at a far more rapid pace than anyone would have predicted.
What is the perfect dish to enjoy while watching a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? It must be a pastry marrying a saffron- and rosewater-scented kataifi base (a Turkish delicacy) topped with a New York-style cheesecake.
As we turn the page on 2010, it’s time for a Champagne cocktail.
Special To The Jewish Week
Got the deep-freeze, wintertime blues as New Year’s approaches? Sun lamps can help you beat back the feeling. So can a weekend trip to a tropical locale. But personally, when the snow and ice has me feeling a bit glum, I find that a nice glass of Champagne always hits the spot.
After a warmer than usual September, autumn has started in earnest —making this just the right time of year indulge in a warming glass of fortified wine.
Fortified wines are wines to which distilled alcohol, usually brandy, is added during the wine-making process. Not only is the wine’s alcohol content increased, but the process can have profound effects on the wine’s flavor and mouth feel. Indeed, fortified wines often seem to combine the flavors and heft of wine, with the warming sensations of distilled spirits.
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