Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky makes for a great post-fast toast. Flickr CC/Alex Avriette
Every family seems to have its own traditions when it comes time to breaking the fast after Yom Kippur. Since the meal occurs at the end of a very long day, the foods are often some variation of a milchik (dairy) or pareve (neutral) breakfast or brunch. While there are typically loads of desserts and other sweets, such as honey or jams—serving as both reminder and ardent wish of life’s sweetness and the promise of the New Year—at least one (and often many) of the dishes will contain eggs, perhaps recalling the cycle of life.
Until recently, the trend in kosher wine has been to create red wines that are both exceedingly fruity and full bodied. While there are many occasions where such wines can be delightful, a warm afternoon in a humid sukkah is not one of them. Fortunately, there are now a growing number of quality medium-bodied kosher reds available. In preparation for Sukkot I tasted more than a dozen such reds and have selected five, priced under $40, any of which would make a lovely addition to a meal in your sukkah.