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New Wines for Passover 2017 Run the Gamut

3/20/2017

The biggest news for kosher wines in 2017 is that there is really no trend and the cross section of new wines is perhaps the best testimony to the fact just how much the category has grown in recent years. Some of the new wines include Terrenal Seleccionado 2015 (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Read More > $gt;

BREAKING NEWS: Report Prime Experience Cancels Passover Program

3/20/2017

La Jolla, CA – Guests planning to spend Passover at the luxury Hilton La Jolla were jolted this week when they learned that the Prime Experience has cancelled the holiday program. According to several guests who contacted Kosher Today, they received an e-mail notifying them that the program had been cancelled less than four weeks Read More > $gt;

Kosher Independent Stores Concerned Discounter will Hinder “One-Stop” Shopping

3/20/2017

Brooklyn – The scene of large crowds at the new Bingo Supermarket on 60th Street in Boro Park several days before the recent Purim holiday is disconcerting to many of the area’s kosher supermarkets and smaller grocery stores as they prepare for the upcoming Passover holiday. The new Costco-like kosher super store offered steep discounts Read More > $gt;

Florida Barely Escapes a Poor Passover Season, Say Experts

3/20/2017

Orlando – The Grove Kosher Market in Boca Raton is preparing to send out its trucks all over Florida come Passover. “We will be delivering on Chol Hamoed – Receive your food fresh for the second days,” reads an ad in multiple Jewish publications. This is welcome news for several thousand vacationers who will be Read More > $gt;

A Vintage 2011 Wine that is Even Better in 2017 and Awesome in 2027

3/20/2017

Golan Heights – Some wines get better with time and are a good bet for a great wine experience, even for this coming Passover. The bottom line is that even if the label features a year that has already passed, the chances are that it is better.  The 2011 Yarden Katzrin is one such example. Read More > $gt;

Sodexo Expands Capacity of Kosher Foodservice on Campus

3/20/2017

Allentown, PA – With more than 600 of its 2200 students being Jewish, it is no wonder that Muhlenberg College’s kosher program can serve as a model for other college campuses across the country. Not only does the kosher program provide excellent meal plans for students who wish to eat kosher, it is also a Read More > $gt;

Crusader Pushes for Israeli Wines at Jewish Functions

3/20/2017

Chicago – Howard Bernstein is no stranger to promoting Israeli products. From his days as chairman of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, Mr. Bernstein, who owns a merger and acquisition briskness, has pushed the idea of buying Israeli as a way of helping the Israeli economy.  His most recent crusade is to encourage Read More > $gt;

Two Years after Acquisition Some Customers Still Fret

3/20/2017

Detroit – Two years after a deal that saw the giant Kroger’s acquire the 75-yaer old Hiller’s Market, many kosher consumers are still upset with Kroger’s despite the chain’s efforts to retain and even strengthen its kosher program in many of these stores. In a story in the Jewish News, Steve Achtman, a 28-year resident Read More > $gt;