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Rogov’s guide is good source for High Holy Days

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 at 2:36 pm in Uncategorized.

We’re in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, so if you’re looking for wines from the holy land as a way to take your mind off that looming fast, check out “Rogov’s Guide to Israeli Wines 2008″ (Toby, $19.95). Sure, fabulous kosher wines are made around the world, from France and New Zealand to Portugal and Argentina. But if we keep saying we’re going to meet next year in Israel, we might as well drink wines from there.

And Daniel Rogov is the expert. He’s Israel’s pre-eminent wine critic and contributes to Hugh Johnson’s “Pocket Wine Book.” He explains kosher better than anyone and he’ll introduce you to regions outside of the Galilee (Shomron, anyone?) special Israeli grape hybrids (Argaman; Souzao and Carignan, respectively) and the boutique wineries you didn’t know about but should (Savion).

Check out his work at Rogov’s Ramblings or HaAretz. L’shana tova.

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  • Richard Shaffer


    I import boutique premium (mostly non-kosher) wine from Israel.

    I would love to come host an Israeli wine party with you and your friends in the Bay Area any time!