Best Kosher Wines for Hanukkah

6 wines for sharing

Kosher wines rarely get any love. Most wine critics don't keep kosher, yours truly included. Even if they did, there's a bit of a stigma attached to kosher wines, mainly because they have been kind of crappy in years gone by.

Today, that has changed for several reasons. First and foremost, people, kosher or not, generally are overdrinking crappy wine. We all know what decent wine tastes like and we all want some, especially when celebrating our holidays. With that, kosher winemakers have expanded their horizons, kosher wine drinkers are willing to experiment more than they had been, and regions that specialize in kosher wines (Israel) have finally had the time to sort out their wine industries.

So I was faced with the task to head out and find some kosher wines worth recommending. I tasted through a nice range of wines, both whites and reds, and found some worth sharing. The 2009 Domaine Netofa Galilee Red was a discovery for me, elegant and subtle, and absolutely delicious!

Click here for the Best Kosher Wines for Hanukkah Slideshow.

— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth