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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 experience.  Larger glasses allow the wine to breathe and you get more of the aroma and flavor than alcohol.
  • Try opening your wine several hours before you plan on drinking, so that the wine can breathe, even as much as the night before.  Often, the reason why people don’t like a wine is because they open a bottle, pour and drink in less than a minute, so all they are getting is alcohol.
  • The year on the bottle is the year of harvest.  Always check the year because that amazing price that you see may be an old vintage the seller is trying to move.  Everything at the Pesach sale is the current vintage
  • Most kosher wine can be kept for more than a year if it is stored properly, so don’t be afraid to load up at the Pesach sale.  It will not go bad, and you’ll always be stocked.
  • While it is generally true that the more expensive a wine is, the better it is, it is not a universal rule and there are many nice wines at lower price points.  I will be sharing recommendations at all different price points once the wine sale begins.
Fun Facts
  • The Bartenura Blue Bottle Moscato is the #3 selling Moscato in the world, which is absolutely incredible for a kosher wine.
  • Most kosher wine is sold in the two months leading up to Pesach, with the month before Rosh Hashanah the next busiest time.
  • Kosher wine comes from all over the world.  In addition to 100% kosher wineries, there are many non-kosher wineries that do limited kosher editions that mirror their non-kosher versions, with some selling for over $100.
  • Only cook with wine that you will drink.  If it’s not good enough to drink, it’s not good enough to cook with.
Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782