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Kosher Wine Guide 2010

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 inaugural list of top kosher wines.

03/04/2010

The Jewish Week's first Kosher Wine Guide  features articles about an up-and-coming Israeli winemaker, a four-hour scramble to taste 170 wines, and tips on what wines to serve during the Passover seder.

Kosher Wine

Top 18 between $19-$50

03/02/2010

1. Chateau de Parsac Grand
   vin de Bordeaux – montage saint emilion $21.95* 2007
2. Chateau Rollan de By – Cru Bourgeois Medoc 45.99 2003
3. Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 31.95 2006
4. Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot  24.95 2005
5. Four Gates Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 35.00 2006
6. Four Gates “M.S.C”
   Merlot Santa Cruz Mountains 40.00 2005
7. Four Gates Syrah Santa Clara Valley  40.00 2004
8. Galil Mountain Yiron  21.95 2006

Top 18 under $18

03/02/2010

1. Alfasi Reserva Malbec Syrah – Valle Del Maule $7.95* 2009
2. Baron Herzog Chardonnay Central Coast 9.95 2007
3. Cantina Gabriele Chianti 12.95 2008
4. Cantina Gabriele Dolcemente –
   Cabernet Sauvignon and Cesanese 8.95 2008
5. Dalton Reserve Wild Yeast Viognier 15.95 2007
6. Golan Cabernet Sauvignon 11.95 2007
7. Hagafen Lake County White Riesling 16.95 2009
8. Hagafen Lodi Roussane 17.00 2008
9. Ramon Cardova Rioja 12.95 2007
10. Segals Fusion – cab frac + cab sauv 12. 95 2007

Top 18 RED

03/02/2010

1.    Binaymina Chosen Ruby Syrah + Viognie    $54.95    2005
2.    Chateau Rollan de By – Cru Bourgeois Medoc    45.99    2003
3.    Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon    31.95    2006
4.    Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot    24.95    2005
5.    Flor de primavera Peraj Ha’abib –

Top 18 ISRAELI

03/02/2010

1.    Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon    $31.95*    2006
2.    Dalton Reserve Wild Yeast Viognier    15.95    2007
3.    Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot    24.95    2005
4.    Galil Mountain Yiron    21.95    2006
5.    Golan Cabernet Sauvignon    11.95    2007

Top 18 WHITE

03/02/2010

1.    Baron Herzog Chardonnay Central Coast    $9.95    2007
2.    Castel C Blanc du Castel    41.00    2007
3.    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte White    40.00    2004
4.    Chosen Onyx Chardonnay    35.99    2005
5.    Dalton Reserve Wild Yeast Viognier    15.95    2007

Top 18 OVER $50

03/02/2010

1.    Barkan Superieur Merlot    $59.00*    2000
2.    Binyamina Chosen Aquamarine Cabernet    51.00    2005
3.    Binaymina Chosen Ruby Syrah + Viognier    54.95    2005
4.    Carmel Limited Edition    116.00    2005
5.    Chateau de la Tour Clos Vougeot    128.00    2003

For The Love Of Israeli Wines

Special To The Jewish Week
03/02/2010

One red wine was  compared to a really great passionate kiss. Another was praised as earthy, like wet leaves, like the earth itself.

Participants in the Israeli Wine Lovers Club are encouraged to share their reactions to the wines they taste, to speak about aromas, flavors, oakiness, acidity, balance and, mostly, how all of the above strikes their palettes.

What’s NEW In Kosher Wines

Special To The Jewish Week
03/02/2010

Kosher wine in America is an ever-changing, ever-growing multi-million-dollar industry. In order to try to get a grasp on some of the trends in the dynamic kosher wine market The Jewish Week recently talked to Gary Wartels, the owner of Skyview Wines and Spirits in Riverdale, one of the largest kosher retailers in the New York area.

 

Jewish Week: Looking back over the past few years what do you see as the recent major trends in kosher wine?

 

The Fifth Question

Special To The Jewish Week
03/02/2010

Ma nishtana halaylah hazeh mekol halailot? — Why is this night different from all other nights?” This question, asked at virtually every Passover seder the world over, has four traditional answers.  However, one could suggest a fifth answer: “On all other nights we are not required to drink more than one cup of wine, but tonight we must drink four cups.”   

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