Kosher for Passover Wine and Beyond

IMG_2030Once upon a time when you were looking for wine to buy for Passover you had a choice which basically came down to Manischewitz or Manischewitz.  Looking at the label now all I can think is: What a waste of good concord grapes!  To be fair it still is a big seller and many people adore it – if only because it is what they grew up with.

Thankfully for wine snobs like myself things have decidedly changed over the last couple of decades and now the selection of wines available for Passover are overwhelming.  Israeli wine makers still make some of the tastiest Passover wines at very reasonable prices.IMG_2032Of course that isn’t to say that if you are a high roller you can’t easily spend big bucks on your Seder. Look below at the selection of high-end French and Californian Kosher for Passover wines.IMG_2034Diversity extends way beyond price point, wines from Spain, Italy, California and New Zealand are all represented, there is even an Organic wine.  At Astor Wines the selection is truly impressive: IMG_2035IMG_2031


IMG_2037Of course if you’d rather not drink wine while you wait to see if Elijah will be at the door you have options as well: Gin, Vodka, Fig Brandy and my Favorite Kosher for Passover Single Malt Scotch! IMG_2028IMG_2029The really good news about most of these wines is that even if they don’t get drink during the Seder the quality of the wine has gotten so good that your happy to finish these bottle off any time because they drink so well. L’Chaim!

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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