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Show Some Chutzpah

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  • Publish Date: Mar 26, 2010

Passover is a holiday that inspires the Jewish community to gather around the table with friends and/or family over a “Seder” that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. As the ritual goes, Seders “mandate” that participants drink four cups of wine throughout the evening. A ritual we can all raise a glass to!

For Seder attendees of all persuasions, if you show up toting something kosher, other than manesheviz, you may get a few pats on the back next week.

Not sure where to turn? Here are four wines from around the world that can be enjoyed as the four cups at this year’s Seder.

Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ($19.99) (New Zealand)
This zippy wine shows classic “Kiwi” characteristics of pink grapefruit and tangerine.
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Weinstock Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 ($23.99) (California)
The “Cellar Select” Cabernet Sauvignon is lean, thus a perfect pairing for a Seder’s classic beef brisket, with notes of stewed plum and cranberry.
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Psagot Edom 2007 ($31.99) (Israel)
A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, “Edom” is rich and tannic, with notes of blackberries and black currants.
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Baron Herzog Old Vine Red Zin 2007 ($13.99) (California)
A red wine sourced from grapes grown in the 65-year old Watts (sustainable) vineyard in Lodi, California. It is expectedly jammy, with overt flavors of black cherry and raspberry.
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Check to find these perfect Passover pairings at a location near you!

Have other favorite wines you recommend for your Seder? Share them here!

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Sip Like an Emperor

Mar 26, 2010
Bartenura Moscato of Italy 2008.

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