Author: Drew Kaplan

The Purim Katan Episode [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 151]

With the 14th of the first Adar coming up in just a few days, how is this day to be celebrated? After all, it is still kind of like Purim. Indeed, it has become known as Purim Katan – the little Purim. The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. […]

Codorníu Kosher Video Review

A new kosher wine that has recently hit the market Raventós Codorníu‘s Codorníu Kosher. Codorníu Kosher is the traditional cava par excellence, made using the three classic varieties from the D.O. Cava: Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada. The entire winemaking process is carried out according to the norms indicated by the Orthodox Union. The video review […]

Royal Wine’s KFWE Makes Changes for 2024

The annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) is taking place three weeks from today, albeit more of an exclusive experience than in previous years. Featuring nearly 1,000 kosher wines, a plethora of spirits – including whiskies, bourbons, vodkas, tequilas, rum, and gin – and cordials, sampling and tasting will be available for attendees. This […]

Drinking During Mourning [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 150]

Introduction While not typically considered, drinking is something that can happen during mourning in Judaism. There is a prohibition against drinking between death of a loved one and their burial, called aninut, there is an interesting debate concerning drinking during shivah, around which the 150th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show centers. In this fifth […]

Chicago Rabbinical Council Updates Liquor List for 2024

One of the most highly-consulted kosher liquor lists has just been updated in recent days. According to their website, the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC) updated their kosher liquor list three days ago. Just as they updated their list in early January 2023, they have updated it for 2024. Published as a pdf, listing beverages in alphabetical […]

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