Succos is a time for joy, and to GKC that means lots of great meals with family and friends in the Succah and of course great wine too. The perfect meal always includes a great wine. Here are our wine suggestions, one for every meal. Many thanks to our friends at Royal Wines for all the terrific suggestions and expertise and for making sure that our wines are as fine as our food.
1st night Succos– Psagot Merlot as this is a rich Merlot that pairs beautifully with various foods. If you live somewhere warm, try a chilled Segal’s Reserve Chardonnay – a complex and oaky chardonnay that goes great with poultry.
1st day Succos– Capcanes Peraj Petite is a fruity but not oaky red wine that can be slightly chilled and enjoyed with a variety of foods.
2nd night Succos– A Herzog Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as it is a clean, fruit driven red wine that will enhance the simcha of Yom Tov and your meal. (budget bottle – try the Weinstock Cellar Select Cabernet Sauvignon as it too is a fruity California cab at about half the price of the Herzog Reserve).
2nd day Succos– There are few wines more refreshing than a Sauvignon Blanc and the newly screwcap closed Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc has unbelievably refreshing grapefruit characteristics and will go great on a (hopefully) warm Yom Tov day.
Shabbos night – Castel Grand Vin is a special wine that has a bit of unique Judean Hills character while being frequently compared to world renowned Bordeaux wines from France.
Shabbos day – Having spent enough on wine for the past 3 days of Yom Tov grab 2 bottles of budget wine – the W wines, red & white. They can be chilled, are easy drinking wines, and meet anyone’s budget.