But the questions are not always easy too answer!
As a known wine lover, many of my dearest friends call me frantically from the liquor store- usually minutes before Shabbat starts and asks me which wine is good? Which wine should I buy? I always answer the question with a question- for when? For who? Who will you be serving? How much money are you willing to spend?
A Few Dry Red wine Suggestions:
Domaine du Castel Grand Vin ’06 (click here to shop)
For an amazing dry red wine-I personally love a wine with a blend of grapes. One of my favorites is Domaine Du Castel Grand Vin. This wine comes from the Castel Estate west of Jerusalem and is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. At $60. a bottle- it doesn’t come cheap- but after drinking you will agree with me that it is money well spent.
Barons Edmund & Benjamin De Rothschild ’05 (click here to shop)
The Barons Edmund and Benjamin de Rothchild Haut –Medoc from France is a delicious blend of 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 40 percent merlot. This bottle sells for about $27.00 a bottle and is a dry red that is full bodied with herbal and spice flavors.
Segal’s Fusion Chardonnay Colombard ’09 (click here to shop)
If you are looking for a blend a bit cheaper- try the Segal’s Fusion. This is a dry red wine also blended, 60 percent merlot, 20 percent cabernet franc and 20 percent cabernet sauvignon from the Galilee Heights in Israel-. At $11.00 a bottle-this is a very good price point- especially if you plan on opening up a few bottles.
No matter what you decide it’s always good to ask a salesperson what they recommend and what is popular amongst his customers.
I always tell my friends the best way to know if you like it-is to taste it! That’s what I do!
Stayed tuned for more recommendations on some delectable chardonnays, mouth-watering pinot grigios, and luscious roses……..