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Mevushal Wines: The Facts

Mevushal wine is simply a Kosher wine that has undergone a special process, (l'vashel- to cook). This process involves heating the wine to a high temperature, typically around 180 degrees Fahrenheit, for a short period of time. This process is intended to ensure that the wine can be handled and served by non-Jewish individuals without compromising its Kosher status.

The origins of the mevushal process can be traced back to ancient Jewish history, when it was common for Jewish wine to be served in non-Jewish taverns. In order to prevent the wine from being tampered with or desecrated, a method was developed to make it "cooked" or "boiled" so that it could be handled by non-Jews without losing its Kosher status.

The process of mevushal has evolved over time and today it is typically done using flash pasteurization. This method involves heating the wine for a very short period of time, usually less than a minute, before rapidly cooling it down. This process preserves the wine's flavor and aroma while ensuring that it remains Kosher.

Mevushal wine is especially popular in the United States, where there is a large population of observant Jews who want to enjoy wine at non-Kosher restaurants and events. Mevushal wine is often served in synagogues, at catered events and in kosher restaurants.

It is worth noting that mevushal wine is often considered to be of lower quality than non-mevushal wine. This is because the heating process can cause the wine to lose some of its delicate flavors and aromas. However, this is not always the case and there are many high-quality mevushal wines available.

Additionally, many wineries have been developing new techniques to minimize the impact of the mevushal process on the quality of the wine, such as using lower temperatures, shorter heating times, and high-quality equipment. These techniques have led to a higher quality of Mevushal wines and make them more comparable to non-Mevushal wines in terms of taste and aroma.

Barkan - Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
Barkan - Classic Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)
Red Wine Kosher 

"The grapes of this most "classic" of red varieties were grown in vineyards in theGalilee and Golan. Its aroma of wild berries and cherries blends with its tobacco, vanilla barrel bouquet. The wine has fine structured, yet rounded... Read More

 
$5.99
24+ Bottle Price: $4.99 per btl
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Baron Herzog - Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
Baron Herzog - Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
Red Wine Kosher 

"The grapes for this very approachable Cabernet Sauvignon come mainly from the highly regarded Paso Robles appellation. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel to highlight its berry and plum notes, it finishes with fruity blackberry... Read More

 
$10.99
12+ Bottle Price: $8.99 per btl
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In summary, Mevushal wine is a type of Kosher wine that has undergone a special process called "mevushal" to ensure that it can be handled and served by non-Jewish individuals without compromising its Kosher status. This process, which traditionally involved heating the wine, has been modernized to flash pasteurization, preserving the wine's flavor and aroma while ensuring that it remains Kosher. Mevushal wine is especially popular in the United States, where there is a large population of observant Jews who want to enjoy wine at non-Kosher restaurants and events. While there is a perception that Mevushal wines are of lower quality, many wineries are developing new techniques to minimize the impact of the Mevushal process on the quality of the wine, leading to a higher quality of Mevushal wines.

Binyamina - The Chosen Onyx
Binyamina - The Chosen Onyx
White Wine Kosher 
Country: Israel
Region: Judean Hills
Varietal: Chardonnay
 
$37.99
6+ Bottle Price: $34.99 per btl
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