“This is a wonderfully useful and interesting book and should be part of any budding domestic winemaker’s library, whether Jewish or not. However for the Jewish winemaker, it offers assistance that does not exist today, and as such is invaluable.”
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Blog by Dr. Rivka Adler http://jewishvaluescenter.org/jvoblog/kosher-wine
Beyond explaining these five differences between wine that’s kosher and wine that is not kosher, in Art of Kosher Wine Making, Nadel addresses himself to the hobbyist who wants to make kosher wine at home. It’s obvious that Nadel is a scientist. There’s a surprising amount of chemistry in the process of making wine and he explains why it’s necessary to understand these concepts. The book is packed with specific information on topics such as fermentation, characteristics of different types of grapes, blending, corking and much more.
Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) asks “Who is wise? The one who learns from every person.” Whether you plan to make kosher wine at home or are just curious how it’s done, Dr. Barry Nadel’s guide guarantees you will learn something about the kosher wine you used for kiddush last Shabbat.