Hanukkah 2009 begins sundown December 11th through the 19th.
A typical Hanukkah menu: potato pancakes (Latkes), fried, of course, in lots of oil, sweet cream cheese rugelach, strawberry-jam-filled doughnuts (sufganiyot) covered in powdered sugar, fried apple fritters, cheese-filled doughnuts fried in oil and dipped in honey, cheese blintzes, etc.
Don't forget a treat for the kids (& adults)... Custom Hanukkah wrapped candy bars.
For the adults.... pairing a good KOSHER wine is just as important for your Holiday table.
Below is a great list of Kosher wines. To make your Hannukkah gathering special, use Personalized Wine Bottle labels. They will add a special touch to the Holidays.
GOLAN HEIGHTS WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee Yarden El Rom 2003 $40
A crisp, minerally style, delivering luscious flavors of raspberry, blueberry and red plum. The lively finish features touches of mint and dark chocolate. Powerful. Kosher. Drink now through 2012. 1,027 cases made.
GALIL MOUNTAIN Yiron Galilee 2004 $22
This suave red offers lush flavors of red cherry, plum, raspberry and spice, with a very bright finish filled with currant and mineral. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Kosher. 6,000 cases made.
GOLAN HEIGHTS WINERY Chardonnay Galilee Yarden Odem 2006 $18
Fresh and full-bodied, showing apple, fig and pear flavors, with lots of tropical fruit and spice notes on the bright finish. Kosher. Drink now. 1,960 cases made.
BARKAN Shiraz Judean Hills Reserve 2005 $24
This dense red shows dark plum and mocha flavors, with plenty of smoky notes. Dark chocolate fills the firm finish. Kosher. Drink now through 2011. 800 cases imported.
ELLA VALLEY VINEYARDS RR Vineyard's Choice Judean Hills 2004 $27
A dense red, with an herbal aroma and unctuous dark plum flavors that finish with plenty of mocha and espresso notes. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Kosher. Drink now through 2011. 16,036 cases made.
ELLA VALLEY VINEYARDS Syrah Judean Hills 2006 $32
A juicy Syrah, with spicy notes accenting the red plum, berry and raspberry flavors that are fresh and lively. The finish is peppery. Kosher. Drink now. 9,012 cases made.
RECANATI Merlot Galilee Reserve 2004 $23
A crisp red, with red plum, currant and chocolate flavors that carry through to the fresh, mineral-filled finish. Kosher. Drink now. 2,000 cases made.
CARMEL Shiraz Galilee Kayoumi 2003 $37
A structured red, with roasted plum flavors and mineral notes. Quite smoky on the rich finish. Kosher. Drink now. 600 cases imported.
RECANATI Chardonnay Galilee 2006 $16
Supple, with concentrated ripe pear, apple and rich, spicy flavors. Finishes with touches of butterscotch and pineapple. Kosher. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.
GALIL MOUNTAIN Rosé Galilee 2007 $15
A fresh rosé, with berry and cherry flavors and a crunchy, spice-filled finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera. Kosher. Drink now. 3,300 cases made.