Wine Competitions

Colorado Wine Competitions

Wine Competitions

The number of Colorado wineries has been increasing steadily and now exceeds one hundred. Two recent competitions were held to showcase and evaluate the wines of Colorado vintners. While not all participated by entering, those who did evidence that, overall, the quality of their offerings continues to improve and some are making wines that could win medals in competition they entered. Continue Reading

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Kosher Wine

Kosher Wine: A Theological Quagmire

Kosher Wine

Jewish dietary laws, commonly known as Kosher, cover what a Jew who follows them is permitted to eat and drink and even what foods may be consumed with what others. The origin of the laws is found in what is commonly called the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible but nowhere therein is found a specific reference to Kosher wine. The rules governing viticulture for and the making of Kosher wine initially were developed by scholars in the Second and Fourth Centuries C.E. who wrote commentaries on the Old Testament which were compiled as the Talmud. Those writings have been expanded, refined, and reinterpreted since by other scholars. As with any rules governing religious practice, not all scholars or leaders agree. What follows are the basic rules. Continue Reading

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