Leket Wine Club

Unfortunately the wine club has been discontinued. Please check out Leket’s website or contact me directly for ways you can help support the tremendous work of this incredible charity.

Please check out at the Leket Wine Club and sign-up. Its a great wine to learn more about Israeli wines, have some a great selection of wine shipped quarterly to your doorstep and support an incredible charity at the same time!

While all of the Wine Club details are available on the website above, I wanted to mention a few things about the Wine Club that I thought would interest you. First, currently delivery is only available within the United States and only to those states where legally permitted. However, the Wine Club would obviously make an awesome gift for anyone, so hopefully my Israeli-based readers will find this of interest as well, and folks will find a kosher Wine Club membership an attractive and unique gift. Second, I will personally be selecting all of the wines for each quarterly shipment and only wines that I personally recommend and enjoy will be provided in each shipment. Lastly, and as with every other aspect of my oenophilic endeavors, I will not be receiving any benefits whatsoever, in any form or fashion (other than having the opportunity to assist a great charity).

Each shipment will include a collection of Israeli wines from a specific wine-growing region, winery or varietal and a write-up from me about the wines and their provenance together with my personal tasting notes for each wine. The wines will include both old favorites (although I wouldn’t hold my breath for any of Bartanura’s Moscato D’Asti) and other new and interesting wines that you might not otherwise think to purchase on your own but will be wines that I think you will enjoy.

Past Club Selections

Rosh Hashana 2012 Selections

Shavuot 2012 Selections

Pessach 2012 Selections

Chanukah 2011 Selections

Inaugural Wine Club Dinner

Rosh Hashanah 2011 Selections

Shavuot 2011 Selections

Pessach 2011 Selections

Chanukah 2010 Selections

Rosh Hashanah 2010 Selections

Leket has partnered with Skyview Wine and Spirits – located in Riverdale and a great source of top-notch kosher wines – to provide the wines and handle all commercial aspects of the Wine Club. Skyview will be offering Wine Club members additional discounts and special offers throughout the year, including the ability to purchase additional quantities of all Wine Club selections at discounted prices so check out the various links and pages on the Wine Club’s website.

About Leket

Leket Israel, is Israel’s leading food-rescue network and also operates as its national food bank and. Leket rescues excess food from varying food sources (producers, caterers, farmers, etc.) all over Israel and redistributes it to hundreds of not-for-profit organizations all over the country which provide food to those in need positively impacting the lives of over 30,000 Israelis daily. I volunteered with Leket for a while when I was living in Israel, helping get their Jerusalem operations off the ground and have continued to be actively involved with them in a variety of ways since moving to New York including by sitting on the board of the American Friends of Leket Israel. For more about Leket check out their website at http://www.leket.org/english/.

Hope you enjoy and, as always, please feel free to email me any wine-related questions. For any technical and/or commercial aspects of the Wine Club, please use the “Contact” links on the site which will yield a far more knowledgeable (and presumably helpful) response.

Announcement of Leket Wine Club Launch (Newsletter #138.5)