Kosher wine is grape wine produced following the Judaism religious law, particularly the Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) regarding wine. Commercially produced kosher wine must have the seal of approval of a supervising organization (such as the OU, sign of the Orthodox Union), or of an authoritative rabbi who is also a posek (“desisor” of Jewish law).
None of the ingredients that makes up wine (alcohol, sugars, acid and phenols) are considered non-kosher, but the kashrut laws regarding winemaking are more concerned with who handles the wine and what they use to make it. For a wine to be consider kosher a Sabbath-observant Jew has to be involve in the entire winemaking process; from the harvesting of the grapes, fermentation to bottling. All the ingredients use to make the wine should be kosher, with the exception of some fining agents.
Kosher wines were usually associated with sweet Concord grape wines produced by wineries founded by Jewish immigrants from New York. With the revival of the Israeli wine industry in the 1980s begun new trends towards producing dry, high quality kosher wines. Today kosher wine is produced throughout the world, including California, France, Italy and Argentina.
Borgo Reale Sangiovese 2008: This wine is 100% Sagiovese grape from the Puglia region of Italy. This bright red wine has a delicate bouquet of ripe cherries, wild flowers and a hint of oak. On the palate you can enjoy cherry, wild berries and vanilla flavors. This Sangiovese shows clean acidity and well integrated low tannins with a short but pleasant finish. Enjoy this wine with pasta on red sauce, poultry, cold cuts and red meat dishes. Find this wine in the range of $16 to $18 on your favorite specialty wine store in the Atlanta metro area.
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