Break Out The Bubbly For Rosh Hashanah

It’s almost time for Rosh Hashanah which means it’s time for good food and wine. Are you ready? Instead of going with a still wine to celebrate the new year, why not go with some bubbles? Sparkling wine is delightful when paired with food and it will really add some chutzpah to the table. Imagine how delish the brisket or kugel will be with bubbly. It’s like magick!

Here are some kosher wine selections and a few that aren’t worth a “L’chaim” :

Drappier Brut Carte Blanche, Champagne, France NV $50 (Kosher)

A yummy Champagne  that’s light and flirty on the tongue. An elegant blend of fruity aromas and yeast. This wine would be great with chicken and roasted potatoes. Also a great selection as an aperitif to go with appetizers.

Freixenet Excelencia Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain NV $18  (Kosher)

Cava is always good bang for the bubble bucks. Made in the traditional Champagne method, this wine is dry with fruity and floral notes. It’s a versatile enough to go with just about anything you serve.

Yarden Rosé Brut, Galilee, Israel  2011 $40 ( Kosher)

When you want to rosé all day, this Brut is a wise choice. This wine has apple, lemon, and strawberry aromas that will hit your nose. Pairs perfectly with salmon, kugel, or brisket. Long story short, it’s a lovely wine.

Chandon Brut Classic, Napa, California NV $18

A sassy sparkling wine that has aromas of pear, apple, and citrus. Perfect for celebrating and sipping. It goes great with cheese and things that are oven roasted or baked. This one would also be perfect with beef dishes.

Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut, Champagne, France NV $60

If ever there was a Champagne that goes great with food it’s Billecart-Salmon. Smooth, sexy, and balanced on the tongue with citrus and apple notes. This wine will is a crowd-pleaser, have more than a few bottles to pop.


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