Archive for March, 2010

Best Bet Passover Wines – Vol 2.1

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Ahhh…Israeli wines.  A combination of two things I most cherish (along with my wife & family of course) in this world; Israel & wine.

Working in the wine industry has afforded me many opportunities to taste wines.  In recent years however it has also prevented me from participating in wine events (such as the Gotham Kosher wine Extravaganza) in the role of wine writer as I had in previous years.  As such there may be wines I will write about strictly on how I remember them (probably previous vintages) or based recommendation from respected friends.  And further, there may be wines that I omit, as negative feelings following a break up (professional) prevents me from speaking nicely about an Ex.

Many of my favorite Israeli wines (more…)

Best Bet Passover Wines – Vol 2.0

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I’ve been writing this blog for about 2 1/2 years now.  And the most popular post I’ve written was the Best Bet Kosher Israeli wines for Passover post in March of 2008.  since that post I’ve gained 2 years of wine wisdom and there are many new kosher wines on the market.  So with Passover a short 25 days away, I thought what better time to update this most popular of posts.

Though the Zionist in me is partial to Israeli wines, the reality is that there are some sub-par Israeli wines and some excellent wines being produced in other regions of the world.  So we’ll expand this version to include the best kosher wines from throughout the world.

Lets start in Argentina, where Baron Benjamin Rothschild is producing Malbec under the Flechas de Los Andes label.  There is a non-kosher version of this wine that is very popular and can be found in stores all over.  The kosher version ($25-30) was made in much smaller quantities and is (more…)