Sunday, November 16, 2014

Diluting wine for kiddush


Wine is considered wine even if it is diluted. However, we require that the resulting beverage taste like wine, not like water.

Therefore, one who does not like the taste of wine may not recite kiddush on wine, then pour it into a separate cup and dilute it to the point where the wine cannot be tasted. It would be better to give the wine to another person to drink.

[Note: As recorded in Mishneh Berurah 272:16, Ashkenazim generally try to make sure that the ratio is no greater than 6 parts water, 1 part wine. - MT]

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:196:2)

Have a great day,

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