Rabbi Jeremy Fine takes you on a journey through a variety of Kosher wines from around the world. This project began the summer of 2017 and will lead into a class where Rabbi Fine teaches Torah while trying new wines from around the world. You can follow the updates on Twitter @KosherHighway. If you have other wines you’d like “reviewed” please contact Rabbi Fine.
Villa Cape – Chardonnay 2015 – South Africa
This was the first Kosher wine I have ever had from South Africa. I loved it. We had it for a Shabbat meal and it was oddly refreshing. It was very inexpensive, bought at Kosher Kingdom in Aventura FL, under $15. I would absolutely buy it again. Its a great wine to share with friends on a warm summer night.
O’Dwyers Creek – Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 – New Zealand
Really enjoyed this wine. Probably my first Kosher wine from New Zealand. The price was around $30. I was skeptical when there was a cap instead of a cork. But I found the initial sips smooth and full. The smell was nothing special but a nice wine to share with friends.
Terra Vega – Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (Small Bottle) – Chile
I was more excited about the Terra Vega than the previous wine but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The color and smell were pleasant, but I found the taste flat and a bit sour. I was hoping for a fruitier taste. The smaller bottle costed $7.
UVA – Mentpulciano D’Abruzzo Red Limited Edition 2013 – Italy
This is what one expects from a full bodied red. The label says “It is highly aromatic with acidity and elegantly characterized by a bursting mouthful of tart cherry, licorice and blackberry notes” and I think that is a perfect explanation. Definitely worth opening for a big Shabbat dinner.