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The Kof-K list of tevila instructions says that, according to the OU, Star-K and CRC, a corkscrew does not require tevilah because it does not touch the food. The Star-K confirms. And so does R Forst on behalf of OU. Not clear why it would need to be kashered. The prohibition is on drinking non-kosher wine. If (1) the corkscrew is clean and (2) it was cold ...


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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Yalkut Yosef (272, 6) says that only if one doesn't have enough red wine (which is preferred for kiddush over white wine), one should add the little amount of red wine he has to white wine, so that the color becomes red: אם לא מצא יין אדום הכשר לברכת בורא פרי הגפן, יקדש על יין לבן, ויערב בו מעט יין אדום כדי להאדימו.‏ He goes ...


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See J. David Bleich's article "May a Sabbath-Desecrator Drink Wine?" http://traditionarchive.org/news/article.cfm?id=105659


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You cannot undo Yayin Nesech. Once it's forbidden it remains so. That would mean that you have to add the honey before the non-Jew touches the wine, in order to prevent it from becoming Yayin Nesech. See for example, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן מז - הלכות סתם יינם that (strong) vinegar cannot become Yayin Nesech, however, making vinegar from Yayin ...


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The response of mbloch is perfect. I just want to quote 2 statements taken out from Gemara Avoda Zara 75B (I elided everything not directly concerned with the question) ‏1. כלי סעודה אמורין בפרשה‏[1]‏ ‏ ‏ 2. דברים שנשתמש בהן ע''י צונן כגון כוסות וקתוניות וצלוחיות מדיחן ומטבילן והם טהורין‏[2]‏ [1] utensils connected with a ...


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look at the biur halacha 695, d.h. "chayav inish", who spells out the potential problem: חייב איניש וכו' - וא"ת האיך יחייבו חז"ל מה שנזכר בתורה ובנביאים בכמה מקומות השיכרות למכשול גדול וי"ל מפני שכל הניסים שנעשו לישראל בימי אחשורוש היו ע"י משתה כי בתחלה נטרדה ושתי ע"י משתה ובאה אסתר וכן ענין המן ומפלתו היה ע"י משתה ולכן חייבו חכמים להשתכר עד כדי שיהא נזכר ...


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While the rabbinic understanding is sourced in Talmud Bavli Berachot 35b, it is based on the specific biblical (albeit, Ketuvim) application of 'to gladden/be happy' found in Psalms 104:15.


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Since the glass or bottle of wine is on the table when the original beracha of "borei pri ha'gafen" was made, I don't see why one should consider making "hatov ve'ha'maytiv." On a secondary note, I seriously doubt that anyone can notice a marked improvement in a glass of wine afte five minutes unless they talk themselves into it. I used to sell wine and ...


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Your question, as it is currently phrased, does not have an answer. You want Frankish halakhic sources from the 8th century?? They don't exist. In fact, good luck finding a Western European halakhic source from before the 10th. While it is true that Jews were purveyors of wine during the reigns of the Carolingian emperors, by the time we get to the turn of ...


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Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky in Kovetz Halchos 9:18,19 holds one should make havdallah on wine and the person making it should drink the wine and they can use a regular size cup and finish all the contents. In the footnotes(18) its brought that Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurabach would drink the wine himself instead of giving it to a katan. Rav Moshe also held that one ...



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