Posted: Dec 10, 2020
For many Jewish families, maintaining a kosher diet is an important part of life. While the term most often refers to food made following specific processes, it can also apply to wine.
Kosher wine is made similarly to most non-kosher wine, but it’s important who makes the wine, when and how. For wine to be kosher, it should be made by religious Jewish wine makers who follow certain practices at their vineyards.
Pavle Milic has worked in the wine industry for 32 years. He, along with James Beard Award-winning chef Charleen Badman, run FnB restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. As co-owner and beverage director, Milic curated the wine list that earned the restaurant a James Beard Award semifinalist nod for the category of Outstanding Wine Program in 2017.
He grew up in Queens, New York and worked at restaurants in the Upper East Side of New York City, where the “demographic is stereotypically Jewish,” he tells the Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.
“So, not only do you learn how to say ‘Shabbat Shalom’ on the weekends, you also just become quite indoctrinated by osmosis,” he says.
By Tirion Morris
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