The Vaad HaKashruth of Louisville and its promoter, Sasha Chack, hosted a kosher wine tasting on Friday, September 25, at Vines & Canines Wine Shop near the Douglass Loop. It was an opportunity for people to come together, from across the community, to try kosher wines and socialize.
The Vaad provided light snacks and worked with Marc DeMichele, the owner of Vines & Canines, to bring in kosher wines from California, Israel and Italy. It was a great success, Chack observed, with over 30 people attending the three-hour event.
Chack was especially impressed. “We sold out of wine,” he said. “We weren’t sure what the turnout would be. It was a Friday afternoon, but people made an effort to come and bought wine for Sukkot.
“Vines & Canines has a really chill atmosphere, with local art, low-playing jazz and couches,” he said. “People stayed for a while, trying wines, socializing and talking about ideas to bring the community together.”