Kosher Wine Makes Kosher Meals

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Lucy B.
There are so many wonderful Kosher dishes involving Kosher wine. Here are some of our favorites.

Charoset is a popular Eastern European sweet, chunky paste that’s typically served during Passover Seder and is a favorite among children. Traditionally, it includes crushed nuts, cinnamon, sweet red Israeli wine and apples, but could also include other ingredients like raisins, figs, dates and sesame seeds.

Kosher Meatballs, made with lean ground meat, bread crumbs, eggs, onions, tomato sauce, cranberry sauce, and shallots or parsley can be made particularly tasty by adding a drop of full-bodied red Zinfandel wine.

If you’re in the mood for something really rich and hearty, a Prime Rib with Au Jus is guaranteed to do just the trick. The prime rib should be rubbed with Kosher salt, peppercorns, vegetable oil and garlic cloves, and roasted until medium rare. The au jus is made with the pan juices, beef broth and red wine – delicious!

A Nut Cake is a quick and easy dessert made with eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, matzo meal, ground lemon rind and finely chopped walnuts, and topped with a zesty lemon and white wine sauce.

If You Like Bartenura Moscato…

Monday, April 19, 2010 by Sarah M.
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Do you like Bartenura Moscato wine? If so, you might be wondering what other kosher wines on the market might tickle your fancy. Read on for some of our favorite white wines with similar tastes.

Herzog White Riesling: This late-harvest white offers a low alcohol content with apricot and honey flavors reminiscent of Bartenura Moscato. And, like the Bartenura, this wine pairs well with fruit and fruit desserts.

Golan Moscato: Another of the Moscato wines, this sparkling white from Israel boasts citrus flavors similar to Bartenura Moscato, with an added touch of guava. As a low-alcohol wine, the Golan Moscato is perfect to serve with dessert.

Rashi Light White Concord: Like the Bartenura Moscato, this wine goes down easy and is best served chilled. Because of its low alcohol content, this Rashi is superb on its own or alongside a fruity dessert.

Kedem Cream Niagra: Available for under $5, this kosher wine bottled in New York provides that same sweet and fruity taste as Bartenura Moscato. In addition to fruit desserts, this wine also interacts well with pastries.

All About Moscato Wines

Monday, April 12, 2010 by Sarah M.
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Connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike know Moscato wines by name – or, more accurately, by names, as the international family of wines is alternately called Muscadel, Muscat, and Moscatel. But nomenclature aside, Moscato wines all feature grapes from the Muscat family – a primarily sweet subset of the Vitis vinifera species. features a selection of sweet Moscato wines from Spain, Italy, and Israel. Lets take a look at some of our favorites:

Sforno Moscato: Bottled in 2006, this Spanish kosher wine features an effervescent vibe accented by mild pear and apple flavors. It pairs nicely with sweet fruit and melon, as well as chocolate mousse and similar dishes.

Carmel Young Moscato: This 2007 wine from Israel’s Samson region is known for its pleasant grape aroma and subtle sparkling texture. Serve chilled at light meals or outdoor picnics – the twist-off cap makes it easy to pour in any setting!

Bartenura Moscato: Finally, to Italy! Produced in 2008, Bartenura Moscato boasts a compelling blend of melon, nectar, pear, and tangerine tastes. Drink with dessert, fruit, or a light plate of appetizers.

Your Herzog Wine Pairing Guide

Thursday, April 1, 2010 by Sarah M.
herzog wineThere’s only one thing better than a glass of Herzog wine, and that’s a glass of Herzog alongside a perfectly coordinating dish. Read on for some pairing advice for Herzog wine.

Merlot: Known to be deliciously fruity, Merlot often features plum as its primary flavor. Thus, you can’t go wrong pairing Merlot with plum-flavored dishes, whether you’re serving a currant-plum breast of chicken or tangy plum tart. Merlot is also known to pair well with Asian food.

Zinfandel: Potent and spicy, Zinfandel requires a dish to stand up to its intense flavors, such as savory beef, grilled eggplants, or grains spiced with saffron. Other options include tomato-based meals and aged cheeses.

Chardonnay: As a white wine, Chardonnay is more suited for white fish, as well as creamy pasta and casserole dishes. That being said, Chardonnay is one of the most versatile whites in that it can be grown in many different regions and produced in both light- and full-bodied varieties, allowing it to pair with a wide range of dishes.

Riesling: Like Chardonnay, Riesling is a versatile white available as a Herzog kosher wine. Riesling is sometimes classified as exclusively sweet, however it can be produced with fully-fermented sugar for an extremely dry taste, in addition to semi-dry and semi-sweet flavors. Dry Riesling pairs well with chicken, fish, and spicy meals, while sweet Riesling is a dessert wine ideal for fruit, tarts, and pies.