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Kosher Rose

It’s still cold out there but it’s never too early to talk kosher Rose, especially since many people like to use Rose for the four cups since it is lighter than red wine, and preferable to using white wine. If you go back ten years, the only rose that you may have been familiar with would have been the sweet version known as White Zinfandel, and more than likely the Baron Herzog version. Fast forward ten years, and there are a huge number...Read more...

Wine Recommendations

The wine sale is in full swing and I’m hoping that The Men’s Club can count on your support this year. This week’s email is all about my recommendations. Let me start by saying that if you have a wine that you like, drink it.  Don’t let anyone tell you what you should or shouldn’t drink.  My recommendations are based on wines that I personally have drunk and enjoyed or have read about as being highly recommended by more...Read more...

New Wines This Year

New this year we are offering the opportunity to purchase a select number of Magnum and Double Magnum bottles.  If you're ever looking for a wow factor at a dinner or Simcha, the presence of a magnum or double magnum on the table will do it.  In addition, these bottles have a longer shelf life since you have twice and four times as much wine with the same amount of air in the bottle.  New wines available this year...Read more...

Elvi Winery

Let’s head over to Europe now, to Elvi Wines Elvi Wines is a family-owned winery run by Dr. Moises Cohen and his wife, Anna.  The winery was founded in 2003 and is one of the only 100% kosher wineries in Europe.  The Clos Mesorah winery named for their flagship wine, where the Cohen’s live is located a couple of hours from Barcelona.  The name Elvi comes from two words, the Hebrew word for Hashem and the Catalan word for...Read more...

Tips and Fun Facts

Wine Tips Wine should be stored in a cool dark place.  Ideally the temperature should be around 55 degrees Fahrenheit, but no warmer that 68 degrees and no colder than 25 degrees.  This makes your kitchen one of the worst places to store your wine. Store your wine horizontally, which keeps the cork moist and prevents premature aging.  Screw top bottles can be stored vertically. The right wine glass will enhance your drinking...Read more...

Vitkin Winery

Another one of my favorite wineries is Vitkin.  The vitkin winery is located in Kfar Vitkin about 15 minutes northwest of Netanya.  The Vitkin winery is a family boutique winery considered to be the pioneer of Mediterranean wines in Israel as a result of their expertise in producing original wines from varieties that have not realized their potential.  You will discover wines from veteran and forgotten, new and unique varieties as...Read more...

Shiloh Winery

One of my favorite wineries is the Shiloh winery in Israel.  Established in 2005, the winery overlooks the breathtaking Shiloh River and Samarian Hills in present day Shiloh.  Shiloh is just north of Jerusalem and southwest of Ariel.  I have been enjoying their wines for many years and have visited the winery in Israel.   The winemaker is the extremely talented and personable Amichai Luria.  Under his guidance, Shiloh...Read more...

Shiloh Winery's award winning wine featured on Decanter

As a follow up to my email on Shiloh Winery, please see an article in Decanter Magazine.  Decanter is the oldest consumer wine publication in the UK reaching over 660,000 subscribers around the globe.

"When you're at the vineyard, especially at first light, there's something in the air."

Shiloh Winery was founded in 2005 in the heart of the Biblical Central Mountains. This is the mountain ridge that runs down the spine...Read more...

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