Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kosher Wine Doesn't Have to Suck: We Taste-Tested Israel's Best Wines

wine is desperately trying to pass for gentile.

First off, there's the name. Nothing about "Recanati" sounds particularly Jewish. In fact, it sounds vaguely Italian. (Which doesn't hurt a wine.) Then there's the fact that the front label is extremely simple—there is nary a Hebrew letter in sight, only the brand, the vintage, the grape and the region. You have to take a close look at the back to find the kosher stamp. And if you were to call the PR department at Recanati, they would admit that no, they're not really advertising the fact that they're kosher.