Tag: kosher

‘Cooking’ The Wine

Reviews of Covenant's "The Tribe" Chardonnay 2013 and Cragganmore 12- year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
There has been a steady increase in the number of kosher wines released on the U.S. market that are being made mevushal or “cooked.” These are wines that have been thermally processed in accordance with religious strictures so as to,

Craft Beer And All That Shtick

A conversation with Jeremy Cowan, the founder of the kosher craft beer company, Shmaltz Brewing Company.
The nation is in the midst of something of a beer revolution. While the market is still dominated by big names such as Budweiser, Miller and Coors, a visit to nearly every bar and liquor store reveals a growing

A Little Taste Of Chametz Before Pesach

A look at the kosher craft brewery He'brew and a review of the Loch Chaim, Isle of Arran 13 year old Single Malt Whisky.
Admittedly this is a departure from our usual focus on wine, but with Purim here and Pesach approaching we've had levity on the cards and chametz (leavened food) on the brain.

South Africa Makes A Wine Comeback

A look at the Backsberg Pinotage 2007 and the Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux Wine Cask Matured, 11-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The re-entry of South Africa into the international community after the end of apartheid resulted in a new appreciation for that country's wines. South Africa has been producing wines since 1659, and they were very