What is Kosher Wine?

Wine is a worldwide phenomenon, but it plays a unique role in Judaism. It’s been part of the culture for thousands of years! The old testament mentions wine more than a few times. As you might know already, like every other religion, Judaism has special rules, and they’re particular about what you’re allowed to eat …

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Natural Wines 101

The latest trend in wine is not a trend at all; instead, it’s a return to winemaking in its simplest form. Natural wines eschew commercialization and modernization in both the vineyard and in the winery. Essentially, it fulfills the European ideal of a winemaker as someone who “raises” wine that is a pure expression of …

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Decanting Tips

When and how to decant wine is one of the most frequently asked questions about wine. It seems like a special superpower ascribed only to sommeliers. But while it might work magic on the taste of a wine, there’s nothing mystical about it.  The premise is simple: exposure to oxygen allows a wine’s aromatic compounds …

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Five Wines Loved by Sommeliers

“Drink what you like” has become the slogan of the wine cognoscenti. You hear it everywhere: in restaurants and wineries, not to mention countless articles, books, and blogs.  Aware that wine has a reputation for snobbery and elitism –not to mention an impenetrable vocabulary– their goal is simple: democratize the idea of wine so that …

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