07.04.2011 03.Nisan, 5771
France may boast centuries, but kosher wine laws are measured in millenia, and some of them still make sound agricultural sense.
Let’s destroy some popular misconceptions: Not all kosher wine is made in Israel and not all Israeli wine is kosher. Nowadays nearly every wine producing country in the world produces kosher wine. In Israel, just to be confusing, many of the smaller wineries make non-kosher wine. However, it is true to say that most wine made in Israel is kosher.
The kosher wine laws are the oldest in the world. France may boast about its Appellation Controllée and Cru Classé systems, which have roots that may go back hundreds of years, but the kosher wine laws are measured in thousands.