April 17, 2008

Kosher wine recommendations from the Times and WSJ

With Passover three days away, it seems appropriate to share Kosher wine options from two of my favorite wine columns: Tastings by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher and The Pour by Eric Asimov.

Both columns list red and white wines, though The Pour features a variety of reds. Eric's favorite reds were the 2003 Galil Mountain Yiron (Bordeaux) and the 2005 Dalton Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon. Among the whites he tasted, he preferred the 2004 Segal’s Special Reserve and the 2006 Barkan Classic; both whites are Chardonnays.

Gaiter and Brecher tasted Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, only. They also liked Dalton giving the 2004 Dalton Reserve French Oak Finish Upper Galilee a "very good" mark. The couple's Cabernet best of tasting was the 2005 Orna (Orna Chillag) 'Riserva' Galilee and Chardonnay best of tasting was the 2005 Ella Valley Vineyards.

To read the entire columns, click "Kosher, for Everyone" (Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher) or "You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love Them" (Eric Asimov).

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