What’s New at CalKosher?

13 Jan

ImageShirah Wine have released three genius wines in the last half year: Counterpunch, The Coalition, and Bro-Deux. Each one is a distinct and enjoyable wine.

We often are asked – just who/what is CalKosher?CalKosher is kosher supervision that relies on the strictest standards in the industry. We only work with a few select wineries, which is why you likely have not heard of us. Most of the wine that we supervise is only available for online sale. If you are interested in wine from CalKosher we recommend that you visit ShirahWine.com.

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein is the Rav HaMachshir for CalKosher, and is a musmach of Ohr Somayach Yeshiva. His passion for fine wine began when he moved to California in 2004 from Monsey, NY.

In addition to CalKosher, all wines made by Shirah Wine and also under the supervision of the OU.

All wines that we supervise are non-mevushal, kosher for Passover, and absolutely marvelous.

We look forward to sharing many more wines with you…


Shira Wine Single Vineyard

2 Mar
2009 Single Vin. Syrah – Thompson Vineyard.

Thompson Vineyard’s 30 year old vines produced a very low yield of 1.5 tons per acre in ’09. The result is a massive, black hole of a  wine with a smoke and earth character and gobs of blue and black fruits.

2009 Single Vin. Syrah – McGinley Vineyard.

The warmer climate McGinley Vineyard’s Syrah is a softer, more opulent wine with  big, ripe fruit and chalky tannin. The 2% Viognier that was co-fermented with this wine adds subtle apricot and floral notes.

Dear Shirah Customers,

After 24 months of barrel aging, we are finally ready to officially release our most limited bottlings to date:  the component parts of Power to the People (Power) as Single Vineyard bottlings.   Power is a blend of Syrahs from the Thompson and McGinley Vineyards.  Power in all it’s grace and beauty, is still not necessarily greater than the sum of it’s parts.  To prove our point, we’ve let a very small batch from each of these vineyards age an additional 10 months in the barrel, and are now releasing each component separately as a Single Vineyard bottling.  

When we say that this will be extremely limited, we really mean it.  In total, there will only be 7 cases of each of these Single Vineyard bottlings available.  That’s right, a mere 84 bottles from each vineyard.   As one of our valued customers, we want to make sure that you have this rare opportunity to order before they’re all gone.  So between now and March 27th (the last day to order in order to receive your order by Passover) we will have these — sure to be collectible wines — available on our website for $75 a bottle.  After the 27th, these Single Vineyards will be taken off of our website, likely, never to be seen again.

As an added incentive, we’re offering a special mixed case of 8 bottles of Power + 2 bottles of each Single Vineyard — all at the current price for Power.  This way you can get a hold of 4 of these rare Single Vineyards at the discounted price of $60 a bottle, while also replenishing your stock of Power.   

To place your orders, please go to: http://www.shirahwine.com/shop.htm


Brassica & Brine Living Foods

2 Feb


Brassica & Brine is a micro craft food business based in Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in organic, traditional, wild-fermented foods.

Our mission is to make delicious foods that encourage vibrant health in those who eat them. Beyond that, we’re dedicated to increasing public awareness of these nourishing foods and playing a role in our local California foodshed.

All products produced by Brassica & Brine with the Cal Kosher logo are certified Kosher.

Organic Smoky Chipotle Kraut

Organic Smoky Chipotle Kraut

Ingredients: Green Cabbage*, Garlic*, Chipotle Peppers*, Sea Salt.
(*Organically Grown)

Organic Four Thieves Kraut

Organic Four Thieves Kraut

Ingredients: Green Cabbage*, Lavender*, Sage*, Rosemary*, Thyme*, Sea Salt.
(*Organically Grown)

Organic Kimchi Karma

Ingredients: Green Cabbage*, Onions*, Daikon Radish*, Carrots*, Jalapenos*, Ginger*, Garlic*, Curry Spices*, Water, Sea Salt.
(*Organically Grown)

August Updates

6 Aug

Cal Kosher is proud the announce new products that will joining our family of artisan foods. A locally produced, high-quality kim chi, unlike anything you have ever tried. A locally roasted, gourmet coffee, that includes free delivery in West LA. Details on both products asap.

Cal Kosher will br providing supervision for this year’s Jewish County Fair, in Malibu, October 16th, 2011.

Shira Wine Company’s “Power to the People” – one the finest wines that will be available this fall, is in final stages. The product will start shipping mid September.