FROM KOSHER TODAY (9/19)
Wines have also made dramatic inroads with celebrants of the Jewish New Year as Jews in Israel, Europe and the US look to use new wines for the holiday, a far cry from the traditional sweet wines Jews used only a few decades ago. Kedem, the nation’s largest manufacturers and importer of kosher wines, has gone international with its new introductions this year. It is launching the highly acclaimed Domaine Drappier champagne from France which just released its first ever kosher offerings; Carte D’Or and Carte Blanche. Kedem is also launching Moscato Rose by Barteneura to go with its other popular Moscato D’Asti wines. Kosher Spanish producer ELVI wines has recently released two high quality and value priced wines: the Elvi Mati, and Elvi Herenza Crianza. From Israel comes Carmel Single Vineyard Kayoumi White Riesling, Binyamina Reserve Shiraz, and a Cabernet Sauvignon from the brand new winery, “1848 Winery,” located on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Winemaker Yossie Shorr, is an Eighth Generation winemaker from the famous Yitzchak Shorr family that founded the first modern Israeli winery in 1848.