Thursday, April 15, 2021

Food & Wine

Ingredients for a ‘Spirited’ Passover

One of my favorite anecdotes is a likely apocryphal story that dates back to the mid-1950s.  According to this story (first mentioned in print in 1956), a group of engineers were trying to develop an electronic system to translate English to Russian and vice versa. One of the first phrases that they tried was, «The spirit is


Pandemic-Bred ‘Baked by Rachel’ Launches in Highland Park

One staple of common wisdom is that to be successful you should “follow your passion.” If that’s true, one enterprising young woman in Middlesex County is surely on the path to success as she’s combined three passions in her new business.

Rachel Saper grew up in Clovis,


Publisher’s Note

  Dear Readers,

It gives me great pride to present to you our inaugural Jewish Link Wine Guide, of which we are proudly distributing over 40,000 copies to homes across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

We are quite


The Jewish Link Wine Guide 2021

Welcome to the Inaugural Jewish Link Wine Guide

Table of Contents


Publisher's Note by Moshe Kinderlehrer


How Kosher Wine Survived 2020

There is no sugarcoating it. Last year was rough—the pandemic, the lockdowns, the resulting recession, and in some places civil unrest, rising crime and violence, and even a U.S.-EU trade war with tariffs that targeted parts of the drinks trade. There were also the devastating wildfires that


The Heat Is On: California Wines in 2020

2020 was quite a year in California: record heat and fires, COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. For those in California’s $40-billion wine industry, it was a year like no other. The Jewish Link reached out to a number of California’s kosher winemakers and winery proprietors to learn


Israeli Wine in the Time of COVID

Back in the fall, when the editor of The Jewish Link Wine Guide and I were discussing topics for this magazine, it was the harvest season and Israel had just gone into a hard lockdown. An article on the impact of COVID-19 on the Israeli wine industry seemed to be a very timely story. I had assumed that I would interview Israeli


Welcome to The Jewish Link Inaugural Wine Guide

When I was in my 20s, I lived in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Neighbors on Q Street happened to be two young men named Joshua London and Gamliel Kronemer. Josh had gone to grad school with my brother in Chicago, and I met Gamliel either at shul or a Shabbat meal. Josh was already writing a wine and spirits column


Wineries of the Year

The Jewish Link Wine Guide judges had the privilege of tasting and rating many excellent wines over the last few months. When the scores were tallied, a few wineries rose to the top, continually appearing in our wine


The Great Bruts

The 10 best dry kosher sparklers, 
plus five budget wines affordable for any occasion

During the past few years one of the major news stories—and one that will have


‘Sticky’ Sweets for the Sweet

A top 10 list of kosher dessert wines

One of life’s indispensable staples—along with a wide variety of red and white table wines and, of course, sparkling wines—are quality


Top 25 Reds $50 and Over


Château Cantenac Brown

Château Cantenac Brown



Château Fontenil