March 8, 2010

Loss of 1,500 Rooms Not Necessarily Bad News for Pesach Programs

New York…Wine connoisseurs as well as ordinary Jews participating in a Seder this Passover already have an unprecedented number of wines to choose from. But Passover 2010 will have some interesting additions. This year Kedem, which traditionally adds many new wines each Passover, is adding Baron Herzog Pinot Grigio, Kedem Estates reduced Carb Wines, Baron Herzog Jeunesse White (Chardonnay) Alfasi Mistico, Binyamina Reserve Shiraz and Segal's Argaman. Allied Importers U.S.A has several new wines available for Passover including Dalton Matatia 2006, which is several years in the making. The wine was named after Mat Haruni, the founder of Dalton Winery. Other new Dalton wines include Moscato 2009 and Un-oaked Chardonnay 2009. Beckett’s Flat ‘Five Stone’ Methode Champenoise is yet another new wine. Many Israeli wineries have also introduced new wines. Some of these wines will be on display at a wine tasting sponsored by the Jewish Week on March 14th at City Winery in Tribeca in New York City. The City Winery produces more than 250 barrels of wine a year, over 35 of them kosher. The weekly is also featuring a first-ever Kosher Wine Guide, which appears as a glossy-covered supplement in its March 5th issue. The magazine-style Kosher Wine Guide will feature articles about an up-and-coming Israeli winemaker, a three-hour scramble to taste 170 wines, how to match the right wine to the meal and more. The Guide will publish the names of the new winners of The Jewish Week’s Top 18 Kosher Wine Competition.