Alice Feiring of the Feiring Line strikes again with her much needed, much requested selection of kosher wines for the upcoming high holidays. She's picked out some of her favorites and we've bundled them up into 6-Pack and 3-Pack versions.
A note from Alice:
Brought up in an orthodox home, I have to make due with Kosher wines at holidays when I return to family. You think finding wines that are interesting and will increase my joy at the table is easy? So I gathered a few of my favorites, tried to find wines as natural as I could, and as terroir expressive as I could, and bundled them up for you. Save for the Champagne, all are non-meshuval, meaning they have not been pasteurized and all of them are actually dare I say, delicious. I have never found the meshuval process for sparkling wine to be a problem, perhaps because it's a manipulated wine to begin with. But a true kosher champagne is difficult to come by, and it's a nice treat.
Anyway, Shana Tova, and happy drinking!
Drappier Carte d'Or Brut: Drappier was one of the first champagne houses to make a non-sulfur cuvee of champagne, did you know that? But even with sulfur, the wines are lovely and rick. Pierre Miodownick supervises this champagne blend of the three prime grapes, but heavy on the pinot noir. Really a joy.
Richie Harkham makes the Harkham Aziza Chardonnay in -- Hunter Valley Australia! Crazy, but he works naturally, no sulfur, and you might need to decant this rich cookie.
From Montsant, Capcanes Peraj Petita. Much more fresh and delicious than much of the powerful, big boys that come from that area. Can take age so if you keep it until next year, that works too.
And for kiddish after shul with perhaps a schtickle of herring, post-prandial or even when you come back from throwing your sins in the water? Go for Mahia. I wrote about the Yonkers-based couple who makes this fine fig-based eau de vie. Shockingly fine. It's based on his family recipe--from the old country of Morocco. Five pounds of dried figs and no added sugar go into every bottle, expertly distilled. On the rocks or straight up.
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Alice Kosher Collection: 6-Pack Sampler
1 bottle Drappier Carte d’Or Brut
2 bottles Harham Chardonnay
2 bottles Capckanes Peraj Petita
1 bottle Mahia
$225 (+ tax and shipping)