The Jew And The Carrot

Oenophile-Tested, Rabbi-Approved Wines for Your Seder

By Susan Armitage

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We’ve been hearing it for years: kosher wine has come a long way. Sweet wines, dubbed by some as the 11th plague, are no longer the only option for Passover.

Here’s a roundup of oenophile-tested, rabbi-approved picks for this year’s Seder table:

The granddaddy of wine publications has picks for all budgets, from a $13 Baron Herzog Zinfandel to a $150 Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon. Look for more options using their online Wine Searcher. [Wine Spectator]

Kosher wines from South Africa and the Pacific Northwest, including a mevushal (pasteurized) selection that can be poured by non-Jews. [The Daily Meal]

It’s all about reds, according to these New York wine professionals. [The Wall Street Journal]

Wine critic Eric Asimov reviews a dozen options (two mevushal) starting at $16. [The New York Times]

A look at five mevushal varieties from Napa Valley’s Hagafen Cellars. [Palate Press]

Maple Leaf Jews are covered with 20 picks under $20. [Canada.com]

A focus on Israeli wines under the Yarden’s umbrella. [The San Francisco Examiner]

Four non-mevushal picks from Israel, Bordeaux and California. [The Wine Cellar Insider]

Recommended bottles from $9 and up. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]


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