Daily Wine News: Kosher Wines

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-22-2022

“The selection of kosher wines available in the U.S. has expanded immensely beyond sweet wines made from table grapes — most notably, Manischewitz — in the past 20 years. High-end kosher wines from Israel, Europe and California have replaced cheap and overly sugary wines on the table at weekly Shabbat dinners and on Jewish holidays, like Passover and Rosh Hashanah,” writes Jess Lander in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Jewish drinkers know they have more high-quality options than ever, but…They are still fighting against the stigma that kosher wine has carried for more than 100 years, ever since more than 1 million Jews migrated to New York and could find only Concord grapes for their religious wine needs. The grapes made bitter wine, so they sweetened it up — often with corn syrup.”

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