Great Kosher Wines

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you’re visiting a Jewish home for Passover or any other festive
occastion, it might be a good idea to pick up a bottle of kosher
wine. There’s more to kosher wine these days than Manischewitz or
Kedem; it’s a rapidly growing sector of the market that includes
fine wines from all over the world.

The Expanding
Kosher Wine Market

In 2007, the
designation edged out “All Natural” and “No Additives or Preservatives”
to become the most popular claim found on new consumer food products
in 2007, says Mintel’s Global New Products Database, which monitors
packaged goods worldwide. Still, it's hard to find any article about
kosher wine that doesn't start off by exclaiming that u201Cit ain't
just Manischewitz anymore.u201D

But you may
already know that sophisticated/enjoyable/delicious – even
award-winning – kosher wine is being produced in regions as
diverse as France, Israel, California, Australia, Spain and South
Africa. Perhaps you even know, thanks to folks like Nextbook's Sara
Ivry, what
makes wine kosher
and when kosher wine started catching up to
its nonkosher counterpart.

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1, 2009

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