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When people go away for shabbos they often bring along a gift to their hosts. What is a good Kosher wine - not too dry - that you can give for less than $20?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Daniel, Y ez, Danny Schoemann, Double AA Sep 16 '14 at 8:06

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At the risk of being boring, the Bartenura Moscato ("blue bottle") is usually well-received. Mevushal. Easy to find at most kosher wine places these days.

For those who prefer something Israeli, there's the Carmel analogue (yes mevushal) of the "blue bottle", and the Gamla (non-mevushal).

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Appreciate all suggestions - would not mind a few more ideas. – Gershon Gold Oct 15 '10 at 16:37
+1 for Batenura Moscato, and they also make a nice pinot grigio if moscato is a little too sweet for people. – Monica Cellio Jun 2 '11 at 17:48
Some don't like the Hashgacha on Bartenura's wines. So caveat emptor. – Double AA Feb 23 '15 at 22:24
@Double mai hai? – user6591 Feb 24 '15 at 2:01
@user6591 The mashgiach is a raving messianist, so I hear. Many believe such people cannot be trusted on Halachic matters. See for instance books.google.com/… – Double AA Feb 24 '15 at 4:12

If you like the idea of a decent wine (cabernet, etc.) but find them a touch too dry, try Herzog's Jeunesse (a semi-dry, usually too sweet for real dry wine drinkers). $10-12 a bottle.

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If you read the cursive wrong it may look like "Tennessee" at first ... – Shalom Oct 15 '10 at 17:54

I enjoy white Zinfandel. It comes in a nice pink shade, and it's got just enough sweetness to pull out of being truly dry.

Baron Herzog makes it in California, and Carmel makes it in Israel. It looks like they can be found for under $10 and under $15, respectively.

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