Wine Talk: The wine that broke the mold

To make a kosher wine in a non-kosher winery can be costly in terms of time and money.

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June 25, 2016 00:37
Languedoc wine

The region of Languedoc is one of France’s largest wine-producing areas. (photo credit: CARMEL WINERY)

 
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One of the seminal events that marked the development of the kosher wine industry took place exactly 30 years ago. This was the production of the first Rothschild kosher Bordeaux wine. Until then most kosher wine in France was simple, inexpensive and more prized for its hechsher than its quality.

At this time a young Jewish guy called Pierre Miodownik, of Polish parentage, was becoming frustrated at the lack of quality of the wine he drank and dreamed of producing quality kosher wine. He knew it was possible if he had the right opportunity. He lived in Languedoc. It was scarcely a center of the Jewish community, nor was it then known as a place for quality wine.

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