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Tag Archives: Judaism

• In New York, Lost Tribes beer company resurrects ancient brews

In New York, Lost Tribes beer company resurrects ancient brews

As he weaves in and out of traffic in New York City on a Friday afternoon, David Itzkowitz has two things on his mind: Shabbat and beer. Beer because Itzkowitz, 26, is a co-founder of Lost Tribes, a beverage company that makes microbrews derived from ancient recipes held dear by Jewish cultures from exotic parts of the world. […]

• Seder Flavors Morph Into Passover Cocktails

Seder Flavors Morph Into Passover Cocktails

Proust had madeleines. Rob Corwin and Danny Jacobs had charoset. Also, vodka. When the two discovered a New Zealand manuka honey vodka during a trip to Beijing in 2008, it had a familiar warmth. When they got home, they found more and began tinkering, adding some sweet vermouth. That’s when charoset, the sweet mix of […]

• Red and white wines for the Passover seder

Red and white wines for the Passover seder

Finding a good pinot noir for under $15 is always difficult, but it’s even more challenging when you’re looking for kosher wine. Pinot noir grapes are hard to grow and difficult to work with, and their thin skin makes them susceptible to disease. That’s why better pinot noir wines are expensive to produce, and the […]

• 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, […]

• 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 […]

• 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 Cocktails

Rosh Hashana Cocktails

… no one ever said you can’t drink something other than Manischewitz whilst making those plans. After all, such deep thoughts are sure to work up a powerful thirst and man cannot live, nor wish for a sweet new year, on kosher wine alone. A few simple cocktails geared toward encouraging the requisite introspection, not […]

• 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 […]