When I think about wines for Purim, it’s impossible to think of only one, because I have tasted enough types and varietals to know what I like. That’s the very unique joy of wine appreciation: what is good is what the taster likes. So if you like Bartenura’s blue bottle
Baking hamantashen for Purim is a family tradition for many of us. Also a family tradition for many of us is quickly eating all the hamantashen that have spread open in the oven. As delicious as hamantashen are (no matter how they look), you can’t exactly show them off on Facebook if they’ve opened like a regular cookie. But
In a large hall of Congregation Ahavath Torah, hundreds experienced the Wine Country Evening of Wine and Whiskey on February 3. Tables abounded with wine and spirits. Dozens of tables lined the walls, each showcasing a company’s finest products for sampling.
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Subtle wines on Purim? Sounds a little strange, no? The Purim Seudah requires abundance of responsible drinking (please do not drive afterwards, or have a designated driver accompany you if you are going to friends or family). When drinking big, bold, full-bodied wines one’s palate often gets tired
It is hard to find somebody more passionate about food than Jerusalemite Tzvi Maller. The strong attention to detail and appreciation for the culinary experience is what has helped the former Teaneck, New Jersey, resident and his three business partners establish what has become one of Jerusalem’s hottest restaurants, located alongside the
Did you ever notice how some recipes claim to be the best? Actually, not just the best, but the best ever. Or maybe even the ultimate, or world’s greatest. I think it demonstrates a bit of hubris for an author to make this kind of bold assertion, wouldn’t you say? It also raises a cook or baker’s expectations mightily. I find
Tasting a grenache noir from Vitkin, a storied boutique winery that became available to kosher consumers only beginning with the 2015 vintage, is a profound and unique experience. It’s not only that wines are not generally made of 100 percent grenache noir from Israel, but that Vitkin has
Tasty wines from Israel, France, Spain, Argentina, Italy, New Zealand and, of course, California’s Napa Valley were on glittering display on Monday at the 12th Kosher Food and Wine Experience, Royal Wines’ annual New York event at Chelsea Piers. Also available for tasting were cognacs,
Modeled on the extraordinary success of the craft beer movement—which has revolutionized the beer industry in the United States by emphasizing small-scale specialty production—the micro-distilling revolution has similarly reshaped the landscape of American whiskey production with its emphasis on local
A sustainable winemaker, Galil Mountain Winery, imported in the U.S. by Yarden Inc., which also imports wines from Golan Heights Winery, suggested its Galil Ela 2014 and Galil Alon 2013 wines for the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, which this year begins the evening of Jan. 30 and continues through Jan.