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Tag Archives: Manischewitz

• Manischewitz at Passover? Yes, in an Oy Vey Iz Kir cocktail

Manischewitz at Passover? Yes, in an Oy Vey Iz Kir cocktail

At Bon Appétit, we pride ourselves on being a safe space for Manischewitz kosher wine. Our editor in chief praises it. We’ve extolled it for its “sweetness, the full body, the allover oomph” that “allows it to go head to head with [Passover’s] truly ridiculous pairings, like borscht and chicken liver.” But despite our love, the world […]

• L’Chaim! Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals

L’Chaim! Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals

Kosher wine has come a long way, baby. I don’t mean that it has moved beyond Manischewitz to Merlot—that’s yesterday’s news. I’m talking about the kosher-wine market’s glorious expansion beyond the usual suspects—overly oaky Chardonnay and mediocre Merlot—to less-obvious wines of distinction and deliciousness from all over the world. I call such wines “Brave New […]

• Chanukah Cocktails!

Chanukah Cocktails!

Chanukah partying is not just for the young. We adults deserve something to help us celebrate the holiday with spirit, or maybe spirits. Accordingly, here are a few cocktails to toast the season. The Chocolate Gelt features chocolate-flavored vodka, a clear spirit, and cinnamon-flavored Goldschläger with its tiny flecks of real gold. The Sufganiyot (Jelly […]

• The 11th Plague? Why People Drink Sweet Wine on Passover

The 11th Plague? Why People Drink Sweet Wine on Passover

Wines like Manischewitz aren’t very good—but consumers love them anyway. The story of a uniquely American holiday tradition. “A seder without sweet Manischewitz,” the comedian Jackie Mason once said, “would be like horseradish without tears, like a cantor without a voice, like a shul without a complaint, like a yenta without a big mouth, like […]

• 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 […]