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Royal’s New Wines for the Jewish New Year Come from Unexpected Places: The Greek Islands & Côte de Provence, among others

Kedem/Royal Wine has new wines out for Rosh HaShanah, the new year. From California and Côte de Provence to Israel and the Greek Islands, these bottlings represent another exceptional year of wines and spirits from the most innovative producers in the world. “This year brings an abundance of exciting releases to complement every course,” says Geller, […]

August-October 2023 Lineup of Forthcoming Episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show

Having previously published a lineup of March-July forthcoming episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show, I hereby present a tentative lineup of forthcoming episodes for August through October 2023, which includes a half-dozen “A Toast to Israel at 75” episodes, recorded while in Israel recently: 22 August – Jay Buchsbaum: Kosher Runs at European Wineries (Royal Wine) […]

Almost All of Fee Brothers Products Under Kosher Supervision

For kosher-keeping cocktail consumers, there is wonderful news for a bunch of products that are now kosher-certified. These products are not new, just newly-certified. I first visited Fee Brothers eight years ago and, while there, having noticed that many (if not most/all) if the ingredients that went into their products already had kosher-certification, I decided […]

HaMishteh Exhibit at Israel Museum Focuses on Drinking Parties in the Ancient Near East

A new exhibit, which opened a few weeks ago at the Israel Museum, focuses on drinking parties in the ancient near east. This new exhibit, “HaMishteh המשתה”, opened in May and runs through the end of 2023. Whether you are interested in drinking parties in the world of the bible, drinking parties history, or just […]

Whiskeys Available in M’ever LaYam’s 2023 Purim Care Package Drive Supporting 200 Lone Soldiers

Looking to support lone soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces while possibly getting some whiskey out of it? A few whiskey connoisseurs have come together to give away five tasty bottles of whiskey in support of M’ever LaYam‘s 2023 Purim Care Package drive supporting 200 lone soldiers. In the giveaway are two bottles of Rossville […]

Wineries Announced for Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) 2023

Leading up to this week’s Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE), a list of over seven dozen wineries pouring their wines has been released. A production of Royal Wine Corporation, this year’s KFWE will be taking place tomorrow in New York City, as well as on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The listing of wineries whose […]

Chicago Rabbinical Council Updates Kosher Liquor List for 2023

One of the most frequented kosher liquor lists has just been updated in recent days. According to their website, the Chicago Rabbinical Council updated their kosher liquor list four days ago. Just as they updated their list in early January 2022, they have updated it for 2023. Categories include American whiskey, bar stock items, beer, Bourbon, […]

JTA Article on Shmaltz Brewing Ownership Transition

Although not news for listeners of The Jewish Drinking Show, you may have caught yesterday’s article in the JTA regarding Shmaltz Brewing’s transition of ownership. Written by Andrew Lapin, the article describes the transition of ownership between original owner, Jeremy Cowan, and new owner, Jesse Epstein. As listeners/viewers of the 117th episode of The Jewish Drinking […]

NSCI Whiskey Event Brings Brotherhood Together

North Shore Congregation Israel‘s Brotherhood held its largest event since the beginning of the pandemic a week and a half ago, kicking-off a return to large brotherhood events. The event? A delicious Bourbon-tasting along with a talk connecting whiskey in Jewish tradition. Pairing nicely with the tasty Bourbons was an enlightening and engaging talk on […]

Rabbi Drew Brings L’Chaims to Life at CBAJ

Over the course of last weekend members of Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob enjoyed a weekend of insights into both drinking in Jewish texts and practice, as well as enjoying insightful tastings into delightful beverages. Entitled “Bringing L’Chaims to Life”, the weekend’s featured speaker was Rabbi Drew Kaplan, who spoke several times from Friday night through Saturday […]

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