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What makes a wine valid for Kiddush?

Where do we draw the line to define what drinks are valid to do Kidush (Shabbat)? Does it matter if it says so on the bottle? I saw that some bottle say "valid for kiddush" or something like this. I ...
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Bracha on frozen grape juice

For a cold dessert, I often like to freeze a cup of grape juice and then eat it with a spoon like an Italian ice. What is the appropriate bracha to say before and after eating this delicacy?
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Orla: are the leaves of the plant included in the prohibition?

I have recently planted a grape vine. The nursery insists that it is at least 1 year old (and the size of the plant suggests no less than 2 years old). It was planted with it's roots entirely ...
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Cutting Vines in Halacha

Halacha does not allow one to cut down a Fruit Bearing tree. Does this apply to a Grape Vine too?
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Using Grape Juice for Ad dlo Yoda

Can one use Grape Juice for Ad dlo Yoda on Purim?
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Kosher wine recommendations

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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Drinking Havdalah Wine during the 9 Days

What are the different Minhagim you or other people have with the drinking of the wine at havdala during the "9 Days"? Do you drink it yourself, or do you use Chamar Medinah (a non-wine substitute)? ...
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Wine touched by non-Jews

Are you allowed to drink wine that non-Jews touched? Why?
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What makes a wine kosher?

Why are some wines kosher and some not?