You might find this hard to believe, but a wine critic’s job can be tough at times. For example, tasting a big Cabernet Sauvignon for potential review in the heat of late August is not exactly refreshing. Fortunately, this time, the effort paid off.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews tend to live apart. Even in Israel, they have their own schools, their own politicians, their own restaurants, their own butchers. And now, they have their own wine. Yossi Izakovitch is producing a fine wine specially for ultra-Orthodox Jews, or haredim, as they are known in Israel. Izakovitch, a father of four, opened […]
During the day, Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem, Israel, is an open-air fruit and vegetable market. But at night, it transforms into one of Israel’s hippest spots for nightlife. And recently, a centerpiece of that nightlife has been craft beer. The market boasts dozens of bars and restaurants that offer Israeli craft beers.
Meet Tubi 60, Israel’s best unkept secret you’ve probably never heard of. A cult favorite among those who have been to Israel, Tubi was little known outside the Holy Land. But the brand recently announced that they would begin selling in the U.S., which is excellent news for those in the know and those who are […]
The main problem that most wines made in Israel encounter is their relegation to the kosher section of the wine shop.
Like many aspects of Jewish cuisine, kosher wine is often misunderstood. While there are wines that fall into the stereotypical ultra-sweet category, kosher wines have experienced a bit of a renaissance lately, and there are now plenty of yummy ones to choose from. With Passover around the corner, you want to make sure you choose […]
Our Fall Wine Harvest post from yesterday got us thinking about not only the harvest from this year, but harvests from years past as well. That’s right, we’re talking vintage harvests.
On many Friday nights when I finally get home from a long week of work, while I am too tired to cook a large and intensive meal, I also don’t feel like ordering in. For these nights I love simple go-to recipes that pack a ton of flavor and also allow me to open a […]
At VinePair we love any excuse to delve into the history of wine. Recently we covered the history of wine centered on Purim and ancient Persia, and with Passover beginning tonight, we yet again have a great excuse to look at wine and history — two of our favorite subjects, especially since Passover specifically includes […]