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Tag Archives: Kashrut

• “a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

“a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

You know the old adage about how “a celebrity would go to the opening of an envelope”? Well, it wasn’t quite an envelope but I was invited to the pre-opening of the Sherman Oaks Ralphs supermarket. And there was a pretty good incentive as Ralphs selected several Bloggers, including me, to create posts about the […]

• A Kosher Winery Grows in Berkeley

A Kosher Winery Grows in Berkeley

Jeff Morgan’s story is one best told over a glass of wine — preferably a robust cabernet by Covenant, the kosher wine company he has co-owned for more than a decade. A roving jazz musician and writer turned vintner, Morgan has spent most of the past 10 years working with California vineyards and wineries to […]

• The Cocktails Must Be Kosher

The Cocktails Must Be Kosher

Of all the mixologists charged this year with creating a cocktail list in New York, Nick Mautone, the beverage director at the new SoHo restaurant Jezebel, may have faced the greatest challenge. Jezebel is a kosher restaurant, and the cocktails also had to fall in line with the laws of kashrut. Kosher wine lists are […]

• Making wine in Israel is strictly kosher

Making wine in Israel is strictly kosher

Although even experts cannot tell the difference in the perfumes or flavours of Kosher and non-Kosher wines in a blind tasting, there are tedious and clear-cut religious differences in the wine making process that must be understood and followed diligently, writes our regular contributor John Salvi MW who was recently in Israel for several days, […]

• Polish kosher vodka supplier signs distribution agreement

Polish kosher vodka supplier signs distribution agreement

Polish liquor supplier Exclusive Brands Distribution (EBD) has signed a distribution agreement with Haleybrooke International (HI) for its kosher vodka brands in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. As per the agreement, the company will distribute brands including Kosher Vodka and Hava Nagila Kosher Vodka, reports dfnionline.com. Exclusive Brands managing director Wojtek Wydro […]

• Promising Kosher Wine

Promising Kosher Wine

You don’t have to unroll too many scrolls of the Torah to find the mention of vineyards, winemaking and wine. After all, the first thing Noah did after his voyage was plant a vineyard. Why? Wine holds a special place in many Jewish life and religious traditions, from the celebratory Purim to the weekly Shabbat […]

• New Kosher Wine for Russia

New Kosher Wine for Russia

KRASNODAR, Russia – The wine-making company Slavprom (Slavyansk-on-Kuban, Krasnodar region) of Russia has produced its first batch of kosher wine. The kosher certificate was signed by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar. With the goal of ensuring access to locally produced kosher food for the Jewish community in Russia, one of the fastest growing wineries […]

• The Story of ‘The Finest Kosher Wine in America’

The Story of ‘The Finest Kosher Wine in America’

Jeff Morgan grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan – before the area required a skirt or kippah. He didn’t have a Bar Mitzvah, nor did not celebrate shabbat and he never kept kosher. But somehow along the way he learned to make what Robert Parker of Wine Spectator fame has said “may […]

• L'Chaim Kosher Vodka For Hanukkah Toasts

L'Chaim Kosher Vodka For Hanukkah Toasts

Kosher drinkers have more to cheer about this holiday season as a growing number spirits producers seek — and receive — the seal of approval from Jewish dietary authorities. “It’s an additional process and expense that raises the bar on quality,” said Ralph Mizraji, a Miami-based branding specialist who this year brought out a new […]

• Rosh Hashana preparation: Kosher wine enthusiasts develop taste for Israeli wine

Rosh Hashana preparation: Kosher wine enthusiasts develop taste for Israeli wine

Since Rosh Hashana is all about clean slates and fresh starts, perhaps it’s time to give kosher wines another chance. At least, that’s what Aron Ritter, oenophile and founder of the New York-based Kosher Wine Society, says about the wines with a reputation for plonky sweetness and the Jewish new year (which this year begins […]