Tasting notes from the JW's oenophile, Gamliel Kronemer.

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Royal Wine Corp. has gone "Green" with its latest project to ensure energy efficiency and sustainability.

A Great Winter Warmer

As the weather grows brisk, a sampling of micro-distillery whiskey.

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Whiskey — wherever it is made, and in whatever style — is a great beverage for the winter.  Just a few sips can warm the gullet, and take a bit of the chill off the coldest of winter nights. 

All whiskeys were once almost universally considered kosher. But in the last few decades the kashrut of whiskey has come up for debate.

Koval’s Chicago Whiskey is best served chilled or over ice.

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New Gilgal Wines 'Unearth' The Secrets To Great Tasting Wines From Israel

You don't have to be a sophisticated wine connoisseur to enjoy a bottle of Gilgal Wine, but once uncorked, you'll quickly discover how the agricultural wonders of Northern Israel and sophisticated winemaking craftsmanship provide the key ingredients for one of the best tasting wines in the marketplace.   

Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon

The Jewish Week Guide to Kosher Viognier

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Yatir, Viognier,  Judean Hills, 2009: With a straw color, a medium body and a satiny mouth-feel, this fruit-forward wine has flavors and aromas of apples, pears, honeydew and cantaloupe, with just a hint of fresh churned cream. Drink within a year. Score B+

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The Right White For Fall

Viognier holds up well to autumn weather.

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After a warmer-than-usual September and early October, autumn is taking its time arriving. But when the leaves start in earnest to change color and the weather turns bracing, the time of year is right for a glass of Viognier.

The Jewish Week's Grand Wine Tasting at City Winery

Taste the finest Kosher Wines from around the world!
MARCH 27, 2011 FROM 2:00- 5:00 PM

Just $35/person in advance or $40 at the door

Order yours now. Kosher Food Provided

From New Grapes, An Ancient Vocation

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At one time, the two-word phrase “Israeli wine” was synonymous with the sweet, sacramental wines that were ubiquitous in Jewish homes around the world. But in the early 1980s, the quality of Israel’s wines began to improve, the number of commercial wineries increased and the Israeli wine revolution was under way.

A Warming Spirit For Winter

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At first glance, one would not expect to find a connection between Charlemagne, the eighth-century King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor, and the humble apple. Though best known for his empire building — and indeed, during his long reign Charlemagne perhaps spent more time in the field of battle than among his French subjects — the welfare of his native France was always a special concern for the Emperor. Many of his ordinances have had a profound and lasting effect on the French people.

A Little Sparkle For A Tough Year


2009 has certainly been a memorable year of highs and lows:  From the inauguration of our first African-American president to a deepening recession that led to the highest level of unemployment in a generation; from the Yankees’ World Series win to the Madoff scandal losses. At the end of such a tumultuous year, I for one, plan to sit back and relax with a nice glass of wine. And times such as these, ideally, call for Champagne.

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