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Toronto Balsamic Alert

szmeterling Dec 29, 2008 05:50 AM

I apologize for not having the complete info, but I am at work & my vinegar is at home.

I noticed yesterday at Grafsteins wines that they had a balsamic vinegar for just under $10/bottle.

Bought one, tried it and...far superior to the Bartenura, the only other real balsamic I have found in TO.

They also had an Israeli olive oil, but I have already discovered one carried at Sobey's (Pereg?) which is especially good.

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    KosherChef Dec 29, 2008 07:47 AM

    can you find out the brand mane of the balsamic when you get home?

    8 Replies
    1. re: KosherChef
      szmeterling Dec 29, 2008 09:46 AM

      yes indeed

      1. re: KosherChef
        szmeterling Dec 29, 2008 05:09 PM

        Mazzetti, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

        1. re: szmeterling
          koshergourmetmart Dec 29, 2008 07:06 PM

          this is kosher certified by whom?

          1. re: koshergourmetmart
            ganeden Dec 29, 2008 08:46 PM


            Don't know anything about this particular balsamic, but I do know that Nachum Grafstein wouldn't carry anything that wasn't 100% kosher.

            1. re: ganeden
              szmeterling Dec 30, 2008 01:59 AM

              Ganeden, the only way for something to be 100% is to make it yourself. Koshergourmetmart is more than entitled to make his/her own decision as to the reliability of the hashgachah.

              The answer is Rabbi G.M. Garelick of Milan, Italy.

              1. re: szmeterling
                koshergourmetmart Dec 30, 2008 04:14 AM

                thanks-I do not know who Nachum Grafstein is

                1. re: koshergourmetmart
                  DeisCane Dec 30, 2008 04:55 AM

                  Probably the owner of Grafstein Wines, as mentioned by the OP.

                  BTW, this is the brand that Fairway usually carries. It's very good.

                2. re: szmeterling
                  ganeden Dec 30, 2008 06:16 AM


                  True enough, szmeterling, that each person can make his personal decision as to kashrus of a given item. I was only trying to convey that Mr. Grafstein, whom I have known personally for many years, is a ben Torah who has a personal interest in maintaining the kashrus reputation of his establishment.

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