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May 10, 2011 08:32 AM

best Kosher wine to have with oysters?

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I took this photo Motzei Shabbos of some wine I had for Shabbos lunch (no oysters) ;-)

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  1. Perhaps they're referring to "prairie oysters"?

    1. LOL

      they probably put the same thing on all their sauv blanc bottles, regardless of kashrut.

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      1. re: DeisCane

        I agree :) with kosher wines competing in the international arena, the pairing has to be independent of the kasher issues of the paired food.

        1. re: mrotmd

          probably, but when I was reading the bottle @ Shabbos lunch I said "what the..." and just had to laugh.

          1. re: berel

            Her, whenever I'm eating oysters I order the treif wine. ;-)

            Seriously, I love the little absurdities you read on labels. Thanks for the chuckle.

            1. re: AdinaA

              As in "Kosher for Passover and year round."

              1. re: ferret

                Yes. I like that one. I am also fond of cream cheese and cottage cheese labels that read OU-D.

                However did our grandmothers run kosher kitchens without someone at the OU to tell them that cottage cheese was milchig?

                1. re: AdinaA

                  That one I actually get because the OU has fixed deignations depending on the classification of the product being certified:


                  1. re: AdinaA

                    Well I occasionally buy parve cheese and parve cream cheese. But still...

        2. Way better than saying it goes with chulent and brisket. No kidding, I have seen this on a bottle of kosher wine.

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          1. re: shaytmg

            well I will drink wine with chulent and briskey, oysters on the hand.....

            1. re: shaytmg

              Maybe it's just southern thing....but how about Rocky Mtn Oysters in that cholent....HA!

            2. Just got an email from the O-U
              Dear *****

              Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.

              Normally, the OU doesn’t restrict companies from listing recipes or serving suggestions that may include non-kosher. With kosher wine (made specifically for the kosher market) we can be more assertive. I am instructing this winery to change the label for next year.

              Have a wonderful Shabbat.

              Rabbi Nachum Z. Rabinowitz
              Rabbinic Coordinator
              ORTHODOX UNION

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              1. re: berel

                Do we really have to narc on someone's marketing efforts? Especially in a tough economy? Let the guy say "great kosher wine for an orgy" if it means that sales will improve.

                1. re: berel

                  Do we really need to perpetuate wine as being "made specifically for the kosher market"? As long as that mindset continues, we will end up with inferior products. How about encouraging wineries to produce wines capable of competing in the general market that also happen to be kosher. If that means a wine saying it pairs with oysters, pork, or another un-kosher product, so be it.

                  1. re: berel


                    Who are you to determine what a winery can say? I think your actions were completely inappropriate and is likely to have a direct impact on someone's livelihood. Very bad move.

                    1. re: shaytmg

                      I'm nobody. but the O-U is "somebody"

                      1. re: shaytmg

                        This company is paying alot of $$$ to the OU for supervision and the use of their logo on their bottles. Is it Berryl's fault for bringing to attention something that the OU should have seen before charging that company in the first place. I am surprised as well that the OU would try and interfere with a company trying to appeal to a wider market without sacrificing the Kashrut of their product. Ok so PAM can show a sliced ham on their label and the OU has no problem cashing their check, but kosher wine being sold outside the tribe....never??? What Rubish...not that the goyim are knocking down the doors for our wines anyways.

                        1. re: gotcholent

                          Luis Felipe Edwards created this line of wines, one of many lines they produce, specifically for the kosher market. The OU therefore cannot place a stumbling block before the blind. As simple as that. If they produced just Terre Vega, and marketed to everyone, with a teeny-tiny OU on the label, then you're right, the OU should not interfere. But the whole brand here was developed to be their kosher line, as opposed to the other 8 brands produced there under for their own marketing , and other brands produced for others or in response to different niche markets. I can't see where a prominent display of kashrus can then justify a recommendation to drink with oysters.

                          1. re: ganeden

                            Do you really think that someone would see this suggestion and go out and buy oysters to have with the wine?

                            1. re: PotatoPuff

                              Not the point. Since it's specifically targeting Jews, it just shouldn't say it. On the other hand, it wasn't worth a recall, and the OU did not call for one. They are just having the company remove it from the packaging of succeeding vintages.

                      2. re: berel

                        Now berel, you have spoiled someone else from a good chuckle at the Shabbos or Yom Table table, where did your sense of humor go?

                        1. re: berel

                          Wow! Not cool. Kosher wineries can sell (and market) to the non-kosher customer base. I left this board years ago because there were too many self-appointed kosher police hounds here.

                          1. re: berel

                            Wow! hopefully the kosher wine is NOT being marketed to the kosher consumer only... It would literally take the Israeli wine industry out of business. Israel competes in the wine world market with the rest of the world... Expanding the market is a sure wine to increase the quality. Stick to Extra Sweet Manischewitz and leave the real wine industry alone. It certainly is does not look it is for you.

                          2. Just received this important kashruth alert form the OU:


                            "Some boxes of Manischewitz Cheese Blintzes mistakenly display the word ‘pareve’. This product is certified by the Orthodox Union and is dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented."

                            Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.

                            I know, I know, parve cheesecake exists, so probably parve cheese blintzes exist, still....

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                            1. re: AdinaA


                              Tofutti makes parve blintzes that are sold in Trader Joe's. I actually used them this past Shavuous as I had someone seriously watching cholesterol .