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Mar 25 2017 - 12:28pm | 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.

Mar 21 2017 - 4:03pm | 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.

Feb 11 2017 - 11:27am | Joshua London
C/o Joshua London
C/o Joshua London

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.

Jan 22 2017 - 12:30pm | Joshua London
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C/o pixabay

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.

Dec 31 2016 - 2:12pm | Rachel Gross
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/JWMG

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. 

Dec 18 2016 - 11:30am | Joshua London
C/o 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.

Dec 5 2016 - 11:11am | 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.

Nov 21 2016 - 2:29pm | Joshua London

Thanksgiving dinner is one of those American traditions, like all extended family gatherings, that are regularly greeted with joy or dread, depending entirely on one’s attitude and forbearance. The proceedings generally progress with greater joviality or at least cordiality when well-lubricated. Obviously, alcohol is key to various parts of the night’s proceedings, from cooking to cleanup. Just drink responsibly, or your Thanksgiving feast is likely to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Here are a few suggestions.

Sep 27 2016 - 10:38am | Gamliel Kronemer
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As with the run-up to Passover, the weeks before Rosh HaShanah are some of the busiest for those in the kosher wine trade. Wine producers and importers rush to get their new wines on the market, and many wine merchants will sell more kosher wine during this period than they sell in the preceding four months. The influx of new wines makes this a particularly good time to step back and take a broad look at the market.

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