Episode 96: Jay Buchsbaum & Kosher Wine

In this episode of A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio talks kosher wine with Jay Buchsbaum of the Royal Wine Corp. Tune in to hear Linda and Jay define kosher wine, the history of wine in Israel, the caliber and standards for kosher wine and its place among wine connoisseurs. Forget what you know about Manischewitz; these are some high-quality wines! Listen in as Linda samples three of the wines that Royal Wine Corp. distributes. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch. Wine is an integral part of every part of Jewish life- Friday nights, every celebration, etc. And the only grapes were available were of the Labrusca variety, and they need sugar to make them palatable. So thats when the tradition- in fact, its a new tradition, only 100 years old- of [sweet] kosher wine started. --Jay Buchsbaum on A Taste of the Past The producers invariably want to be judged by the quality of the wine, not whether or not its kosher. Thats first and foremost. --Jay Buchsbaum on A Taste of the Past

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