SOURCE: The Jewish Week

The Jewish Week

February 25, 2010 14:00 ET

Grand Kosher Wine Tasting on Sunday, March 14th, at City Winery in Tribeca, Will Showcase Wines Featured in New Kosher Wine Guide

The First Kosher Wine Guide Published by the Jewish Week to Be Released on March 5, 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  The Jewish Week, the paper of record for the New York Jewish community, is creating its first-ever Kosher Wine Guide, which will appear as a glossy-covered supplement in its March 5th issue. With the largest circulation of any Jewish newspaper in the country, The Jewish Week reaches tens of thousands of readers each week. Its website edition,, reaches thousands more in New York, Washington, Israel and throughout the world.

The guide will be provided free to all subscribers, with 15,000 copies distributed to wine retailers, restaurants and Jewish organizations throughout the tri-state area.

The Grand Wine Tasting will be held at the City Winery, a wine bar, restaurant, interactive event space and winemaking facility on 155 Varick St. in Tribeca that produces more than 250 barrels of wine a year, over 35 of them kosher. 

The magazine-style Kosher Wine Guide will feature articles about an up-and-coming Israeli winemaker, a three-hour scramble to taste 170 wines, and how to match the right wine to the meal. The Guide will publish the names of the new winners of The Jewish Week's Top 18 Kosher Wine Competition, in the following categories:

  • Top 18 Wines Under $18 dollars
  • Top 18 Wines between $18 and $50
  • Top 18 Wines Over $50
  • Top 18 Red Wines
  • Top 18 White Wines
  • Top 18 Israeli Wines

The Wine Tasting is open to the public and is expected to attract over 500 participants. A select group of New York sommeliers, restaurateurs and wine writers -- including Michael Dorf, owner of City Winery, Yossie Horwitz, author of a weekly kosher wine e-newsletter, Aron Ritter, president of the Kosher Wine Society, Ilan Tokayer, winemaker and OU Mashgiach, and Seth Warshaw, owner of ETC Steakhouse -- will participate in the tasting and help to create the inaugural list of top wines.

For additional information, call Miriam Reinharth at The Jewish Week at 212-921-7822, or visit

Contact Information

    The Jewish Week
    Miriam Reinharth
    212-921-7822, x 205

    City Winery
    Public Relations
    212-608-0555, x 712