Category: Podcast

Wine in Israel, featuring Erik Segelbaum [Episode 108 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Having explored modern Israeli wine history (in episode 92 and episode 93), what about contemporary wine in Israel? For this conversation, the 108th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show welcomes first-time guest Erik Segelbaum to the show to discuss wine in Israel. Erik Segelbaum is the founder & chief vinnovation officer at SOMLYAY hospitality consulting, as […]

Covenant Wines featuring Jeff Morgan [Episode 107 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

The 107th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features one of the world’s preeminent kosher vintners, Jeff Morgan, speaking about his highly-decorated winery. The co-owner and founding winemaker of Covenant Wines created the winery 19 years ago. Prior to that, he was a wine writer, including writing for Wine Spectator, leading to serving as their […]

Golden Moon Distillery, featuring Stephen Gould [Ep. #106 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Welcoming an award-winning distillery and master distillery to The Jewish Drinking Show, I am pleased to share the newest episode. Stephen Gould, the master distiller and proprietor behind Golden Moon Distillery, winner of the 2019 distillery of the year award by the American Distilling Institute, is the featured guest for the show. While numerous products of […]

DEKō Cocktails, featuring Dan Rabinowitz [Episode #105 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

With new products coming out in the ready-to-drink cocktails category, especially those that are kosher-certified, it is a wonderful time to be alive! For the 105th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, we are joined by Dan Rabinowitz, the chief executive officer of DEKō Cocktails, who shares with us about their ready-to-drink cocktails, which are certified […]

The Niddah Harchakot Episode, featuring Yamit Alpern Kol and Dr. Alon Kol [Episode #104 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

While not typically considered in terms of drinking, the practices concerning menstrual impurity are a topic not yet explored in this show. For the 104th episode, The Jewish Drinking Show considers how physical distancing regarding a menstruating Jewess intersect with drinking. For this episode, we welcome first-time guests Yamit Alpern Kol and Dr. Alon Kol. […]

Jewish Addiction Awareness, featuring Marla Kaufman [episode 103 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Having focused on recovery in the previous episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, for those less aware of addiction – with alcohol, for instance – it may be hard to know how to help or otherwise relate to people going through these experiences. To discuss raising awareness about addiction in the Jewish community, episode 103 […]

Jewish Recovery, featuring Rabbi Ilan Glazer [ep. 102 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

While drinking is a wonderful activity that can enhance many people’s lives, it can also be a challenging aspect for others. For those who have struggled with alcohol, in addition to various resources available, what does recovery look like? To discuss this topic for the 102 episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is Rabbi Ilan […]

American Orthodox Attitudes to Grape Juice During Prohibition and Beyond, featuring Dr. Yaakov Weinstein

A curious thing happened with Prohibition: Orthodox Jews in America argued strongly for the use of wine in the course of various ritual uses. While episode #21 of The Jewish Drinking Show featured a discussion on Prohibition, the insufficiency of grape juice was argued strongly by Orthodox rabbis. Having researched and written on this topic in his […]

19th Century Raisin Wine in America – featuring Professor Jonathan Sarna

While we take it for granted that wine, in general, and kosher wine, in particular, is widely available in America, that has not always been the case. For many American Jews in the 19th century, many took to raisin wine, particularly for Passover. For the 100th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Professor Jonathan Sarna […]

May-July 2022 Upcoming Episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show

As April is winding down, I am excited to announce the schedule for upcoming episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show for the next few months: May 3 – Episode 100 – Prof. Jonathan Sarna – 19th Century Raisin Wine in America May 10 – Episode 101 – Dr. Yaakov Weinstein – American Orthodox Attitudes to Grape […]

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