Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown on Sept. 20 and lasts through Sept. 22. One of the holiest of Jewish holidays, it’s a time for prayer and reflection with many Jews spending one to two days attending religious services. But in the evening, families and friends gather together to celebrate with a festive meal. While sweet concord grape wine remains a part of this tradition in many homes, dry wines are now often served as well. Below are two kosher options.

Bartenura Prosecco Brut Sparkling Wine, Italy

Bought • Wine and Cheese Place, 457 New Ballas Road, in August for $13.99.

Description • Although this sparkling wine is labeled brut, it’s certainly not bone dry and instead has a touch of sweetness. It can be sipped as a festive aperitif or with traditional apples and honey. Made from glera grapes, it comes from the Prosecco denomination in Italy’s Veneto region. This is a slightly fizzy, light and fruity wine with a relatively low alcohol level of 11.5 percent. Prosecco should be served chilled and consumed young.

Tabor Winery 2014 Mount Tabor Cabernet Sauvignon, Galilee, Israel

Bought • Wine and Cheese Place, 457 New Ballas Road, in August for $13.99.

Description • Since many Rosh Hashana festive meals feature brisket or other meats, it’s good to have a robust red wine on hand. Consider one from Israel, which is home to some delicious cabernet sauvignon, including those from Tabor Winery, located in the foothills of Mount Tabor. This is a fresh and fruity, medium-bodied red that has firm tannins. It tastes of blackberries and black currants with hints of green bell pepper, herbs and cedar.

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