pre-Passover wine tastings

So the blog header is NEW!  What do you think?  I have been encouraged to further tweak it, but I kinda like it…

I want to write REAL QUICKLY today about the madness that has become pre-Passover wine shopping.  It is said that over 50% of kosher wines consumed throughout the entire year is purchased in the 2-3 weeks leading up to Passover.  What wines should you drink this holiday?

Yeah, of course it would be nice if we could all drink Katzrin.  Sadly the $150 Katzrin Red, a Bordeux style blend, is out of the price range for most of us.

I WILL be putting together my Wines for Passover post within the next few days (to supplement an article I recently wrote for a paper about Passover wines).  But what I want to write about tonight is something I feel strongly that more of YOU should be doing.  You should be attending one of  the amazing FREE or VERY reasonable priced wine tastings taking place this month.  I have already poured wine at several such events and my schedule for the next 2 weeks (leading up to the first seder) is NUTS.  I have a different tasting throughout NYC (and Brooklyn) nearly EVERY NIGHT.

PLEEEASE, feel free to send me a note and ask about a tasting in your area.  I’ll be happy to tell you about one I’ll be pouring at or direct you to another I may be aware of.

I state this so emphatically as; the best way to BUY wine is to first TRY wine.

I can tell you about wines that I like but you may not like the same wines.

Again, for those of you who are OH SO BUSY and can not attend a FUN and educational event, I will be writing a post with some suggestions.  But for the rest of you, GO ATTEND a pre-Passover wine tasting.  You will have fun and learn something too.  And the best part, is that you will be assured to find a wine that you will enjoy at your Passover seder.

Happy pre-Passover Wine Tasting!