What are you buying from Israel for Pesach?
Since this Friday it "Buy Israeli Goods Day"?
We are leading off the seder wine lineup with Psagot .
Last week I got a couple of great outfits form Rosebud Soho.
Other than that, jam and preserves.
Anyone discover something more original?
I bought an Israeli chocolate spread. Figured it would be ok on martzoh or to liven up brownies. Vile stuff. Took one bite and it's truly awful.
Also bought some type of flower shaped cookies. Didn't try them but my daughter seems to enjoy making a mess while eating them
The truth is that it is not my decision.
I order quite a lot of wine for Pesach - more than we can possible drink during the chag and always including the extravagant, the exotic, and the the new. It's the one time of year we buy non-Israeli wine (we don't drink a lot, we entertain a lot) At the sedarim, we tend ot drink rov kos and rinse the cups before the next round.
But I am the purchases, not the sommalier. My sons and son-in-law take wine quite seriously. They have a lot of fun deciding what to serve to whom - and mocking (non-pregnant) attendees who wimp-out on grape juice.
This year i included the Psagot 2009 Edom, the Psagot cab, and the Lone Oak 2009 Syrah reserve from the Gush, along with selections from the Golan, the Negev and elsewhere in Israel and the world.
NJKosher, Am I about to be dissed by my kids for lack of olfactory discernment in buying the Psagot?
Absolutely not. Psagot is a great winery with excellent wines. Pesach is the best time to buy wine, with RH the next best due to price competition. If you have somewhere to store the wine, its a great time to load up.
The reason for my question is that given we sort of chug the first two cups on an empty stomach, the Psagot would be a waste. I generally go for something lighter for the first two cups, even though I would never drink the stuff the rest of the year. From the meal onwards I go with better stuff.
Unfortunately, prices of the good stuff keep rising, which is one reason why the KFWE gives me a chance to taste much higher end wines than I can afford.