Are there any easy substitutions for vermouth if I don’t have it at home? I wanted to make a Martini the other night and realized I was out. Unfortunately, there are not really any “easy” substitutions for sweet or dry vermouth, as the other spirits that will work are less common in home bars.
Do you remember wine cheese from your childhood – the orange and red-ish swirled cheese that comes in a container? My parents loved serving it as a pre-dinner snack with Triscuits or for “special occasions” like Thanksgiving and family gatherings. It’s not fancy or gourmet, but it is delicious and addictive in that I-know-this-is-bad-for-me-but-I-can’t-stop-eating-it sort […]
While we understand nostalgia exists for Manischewitz, generally it’s a wine we try to avoid — unless of course we want to not only develop an incredible headache but also relive the experience of that one bar mitzvah in our teenage years where we were all too thrilled to drink the wine at kiddush no […]
There is no other Jewish holiday that celebrates the fruit of the vine quite like Passover. Since the seder literally instructs every attendee to consume at least four glasses of wine, I can’t think of a better holiday for a wine lover!
Being that this coming Saturday evening marks the beginning of the Jewish festival of Purim, a holiday in which celebrants are commanded to get drunk with happiness (meaning: drink lots of wine), we thought it would be appropriate to delve into the history of a wine that, for many who are Jewish, was the first […]