Sun, 2017-04-30 11:18 | Joshua London
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Ever wondered why a bottle of wine costs what it does? One of the perennial complaints among kosher wine consumers is the general rise of kosher wine prices. The question remains a good one: why does this wine cost what it does?

Jeff Morgan, the vintner and co-owner of the kosher Covenant Winery in California and Israel, recently addressed this question in a blog post on the Winery’s website called “Truth in Wine: what is a bottle of wine worth?”

Sun, 2017-04-23 14:55 | Joshua London
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Over the years of writing my L’chaim column about kosher wines and distilled spirits, I’ve gotten a fair amount of correspondence from readers asking specific questions of one sort or another. So I thought—just to shake things up a bit—folks might find some of this correspondence interesting here.

Q: What is the difference between red and white wine glasses? Do I really need to buy both?

Sat, 2017-03-25 12:28 | Joshua London
Beaujolais Nouveau c/o Joshua London

Until just after World War II, Beaujolais Nouveau was little more than a “traditional light vin de l'année” (wine from the current year) produced for locals to celebrate that harvest, and to be consumed before the end of that year. In 1951, the release date was changed from December 15 to November 15, so that folks outside the region could enjoy the first wines of that vintage as well.

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:03 | Maya Klausner
The Jewish Week Annual Grand Wine Tasting at City Winery/Emily Collins

On Monday night, hundreds of oenophiles began their week on the right note — not to be too on the nose.

More than 400 people came out to the City Winery in Tribeca for an evening filled with wine, cheese, and mingling at the Jewish Week Media Group’s eighth annual grand wine tasting.

As guests filled up the vast space on Varick St., and the late afternoon light cast a glow through the floor to ceiling windows, wine aficionados and neophytes alike gathered to sample kosher wines from around the world including Israel, Spain, France, Portugal and Argentina.

Sat, 2017-02-11 11:27 | Joshua London
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As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.” Just so.

Regardless of whether you are continuing to sit shivah politically and praying extra hard for the welfare of the government, or are a wearing a “proudly deplorable” t-shirt and are looking forward to something like a “Celebrity Apprentice: White House Cabinet Special,” we should all be able to agree that a little Champagne can help brighten and lighten the mood. I hope.

Sun, 2017-01-22 12:30 | Joshua London
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The combination of natural beauty and quality wine has made the Upper Galilee a premier wine tourism destination—and the Dalton Winery is one of the area’s top producers.

Sat, 2016-12-31 14:12 | Rachel Gross

New Year’s is nothing much without Champagne. But if you really want to wow your friends on Dec. 31, read our quick guide to sparkling wine: There’s a good chance that what you’re all drinking isn’t Champagne after all, although of course, it’s all good. 

Sun, 2016-12-18 11:30 | Joshua London
C/o Joshua London

Chanukah and New Year’s Eve coincide this year, so festive libations are most definitely in order. Whether having friends and family around for cocktails and candles, or for a full-on celebratory dinner party, adult beverage offerings are a must.

Mon, 2016-12-05 11:11 | Joshua London

A new and welcome great addition to the world of kosher wine comes to us from New Zealand, from the Rapaura Marlborough wine growing region, where O’Dwyer’s Creek Vineyard is situated.


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