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Meet the Contributors





Elizabeth Kratz

Elizabeth Kratz is associate publisher and editor of The Jewish Link, and founding editor of The Jewish Link Wine Guide. She writes a monthly column about kosher wine, primarily connected to seasonal themes or yom tov. The first blind wine tasting Elizabeth attended was 20 years ago, with her friends Joshua London and Gamliel Kronemer, when all three were neighbors in Washington, D.C. This past fall, Elizabeth received the Wine Spirits and Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines, passing the exam with merit.



Joshua E. London

Joshua E. London has been drinking, writing, consulting and speaking professionally about kosher wines and spirits for more than 20 years. He is originally from Northern California, and his love affair with wine began in the late-1980s with a relatively short-lived kosher wine venture in Davis. For over a dozen years London wrote a popular weekly column on kosher wines and spirits that appeared in several Jewish publications, and his writing has appeared in a wide variety of both Jewish and non-Jewish print and online media. In addition to writing for The Jewish Link Wine Guide, Josh joined us this year as a consulting editor.


Michal Rosenberg

Michal Rosenberg is associate editor at The Jewish Link and deputy editor of The Jewish Link Wine Guide. Her husband Yeruchum first introduced her to wine 20 years ago and she’s joined him on his wine journey ever since. She’s learned a lot over the years, but still lets him pick out the bottles they drink.





Dr. Kenneth Friedman

Dr. Kenneth Friedman is a Baltimore-based kosher wine aficionado/connoisseur. He produces and consults on unique food and wine tastings, utilizing his years of experience to create memorable, exciting events. He maintains a column on kosher wine, food and spirits, and leads educational wine tastings on Instagram @kosherwinetastings. This past fall, Kenny received the Wine Spirits and Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines, passing the exam with merit.




Gamliel Kronemer

Gamliel Kronemer has been writing for more than 15 years about kosher wine, spirits, cocktails and food in a number of Jewish newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link. In 2005, when Gamliel started writing regularly on the subject, he recalled that “back then, most newspapers wrote about kosher wine at most twice a year, with headlines like ‘Kosher Wine: It’s Not Your Mama’s Manischewitz Anymore.’ Watching the kosher wine world blossom has been utterly amazing, and I feel fortunate to have had a front row seat.” Gamliel lives with his wife, Jessica, in Silver Spring, Maryland.