Category Archives: Wine

Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period Discovered in Modi‘in

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO-r4HGA1tc[/youtube]   A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, [Modi’in is located 22 miles southeast of Tel Aviv and 19 miles west of Jerusalem] with the participation of local youth. The excavation is being carried out […]

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Book Review: For the Love of Wine

As most of my readers know, Seraphic Secret does not drink. Not wine, nor any type of liquor. That’s because alcohol, even the smallest amount, is a sure-fire trigger for a migraine. So, you ask, why is Seraphic Secret reviewing a book dedicated to wine? Well, it’s simple, the author of this elegant and fascinating volume, […]

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The Best Kosher Wines for Passover

Passover is almost here. We’re scrubbing Casa Avrech top to bottom, switching dishes and silverware, purchasing tons of kosher for Passover food, and shopping for new clothing. And many are wondering which wines to buy for the Passover seders in which we are commanded to drink four cups of wine. Seraphic Secret does not drink […]

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My Cousin Alice: Wine Critic and Hurricane Hero

Seraphic Secret has not, so far, written about Hurricane Sandy (what a terrible name for such a devastating storm) because, frankly, we had nothing original to say. We all know that nature is pitiless, government services fail, and neighbors help neighbors while politicians pose and preen. Seraphic Secret has one daughter in Teaneck and one […]

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Passover Wine According to Alice ‘Naked Wine’ Feiring

Passover is almost here. We’re scrubbing our houses, changing dishes and silverware, purchasing tons of  kosher for Passover food, shopping for new clothing, and many are wondering which wines to buy for the Passover seders in which we are commanded to drink four cups of wine. Medical Interpolation: Seraphic Secret does not drink wine, does […]

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Naked Wine

Of the finer things in life, wine is the subject of which I am least qualified to write. However, my cousin Alice Feiring has authored Naked Wine, a fascinating book. And because Alice and I practically grew up together in Brooklyn, and because Alice writes a beautiful prose, and because Alice defended my film A […]

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