Several new wines have arrived stateside for Passover meals & every day enjoyment!
There are so many wonderful things about wine. People have different palates and therefore prefer different wines. Each year brings a new vintage of wines, giving the wine lover an opportunity to taste the latest version of their favorite wine. But to many a wine lover, it is a brand new wine that they most look forward to tasting.
Australia is famous for their Shiraz (elsewhere often known as Syrah). Yet for many years the kosher Shiraz available in the US have typically been “value” wines, those that are nice table wines but do not quite qualify as premium and rarely garner high scores from the critics. Harkham winery is looking to change that with their Harkham Shiraz, new to the US market. Densely colored with rich fruit flavors and spice, keep your eye out for this bottle with the slick black and silver label.
Italy has a long history of making great wines, especially wines that go well with food. Despite this history, only a few of the best kosher Italian wines have ever found their way stateside. For the first time on record there is an all kosher winery in Italy producing wines called Terra di Seta. The Terra di Seta Chianti Classico recently received a 90 rating and is a phenomenal wine to pair with all kinds of foods including salmon & lean cuts of meat.
Israel has been a prime player in the quality kosher wine revolution. But most of the best Israeli wines have been Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. While “Cab is king”, a little variety is always nice. Domaine Netofa is a new winery founded by the traveling kosher winemaker Pierre Miodownick. Following the successful release of his first wine, Domaine Netofa Red, Miodownick recently released a Domaine Netofa White, a complex wine made from Chenin Blanc as well as a flagship wine, Latour Netofa, a blend of Syrah and Mourvedre that received 90 points.
For more Israeli and other new wines for your Passover seders, tune in next week…
Gary Landsman, AKA the “Wine Tasting Guy”, makes, sells, writes about and of course tastes wine. Presently doing PR/Marketing work for Royal Wines, you can contact Gary with any wine related questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.