KOSHER EXPLAINED

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

A common misconception about kosher products is that they are made differently than non-kosher products. Kosher products are produced the same as non-Kosher products, where the difference comes in to play, is in the handling. Below is a break down of the common Kosher certifications.

KOSHER:

In order for a product to be considered the following rules need to be followed:

  • All processes must be conducted by a Sabbath observing-Jew

  • All tools and equipment used must be solely used for Kosher production

  • All ingredients, such as yeast, fining agents, additives, etc. must be kosher 

  • No ingredients may contain dairy, meat, nor any dairy or meat derivatives

  • Kosher products must be opened and poured only by Sabbath-observant Jews

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER:

The product must avoid coming into contact anything that contains grain that has risen or fermented—including bread, pasta, beer, liquor, etc. 

MEVUSHAL:

Mevushal products are heated to a temperature approved by an overseeing rabbi. The common heating techniques are flash-pasteurization and flash dètente. This heating process is very quick and not harmful to the final wine. The purpose of heating the product is to alter the spiritual quality permitting anyone to open and pour the product without it losing its kosher status. 

KOSHER PRODUCTS

Below are producers known for kosher products. Please check with the producer for kosher specific products.

ARGENTINAN WINE:

Flechas de los Andes

 

AUSTRALIAN WINE:

Altoona Hills

Teal Lake

CANADIAN WINE:

Tzafona Cellars

CHILEAN WINE:

Alfasi

Don Alfonso

FRENCH WINE:

Baron Rothschild

Champagne Drappier

Château de Parsac

Château Greysac

Château La Clare

Château Les Riganes

Château Royaumont

Château Tour Seran

Château Trijet

French Selections

Herzog Selections

Koenig

Les Lauriers de Rothschild

Pavillon Poyferre

ISRAELI WINE:

1848 Winery

Alexander Winery

Barkan

Ben Ami

Binyamina

Carmel Winery

Domaine du Castel 

Ephod Winery

Flam

Flegmann

Gamla

Gush Etzion

Jezreel

Matar

Morad Winery

Mount Tabor

Nadiv Winery

Netofa

Or Haganuz

Psâgot

Recanti

Segal's

Shiloh

Stoudemire

Tabor Winery

Teperberg

The Cave

Tulip Winery

Tzuba Estate Winery

Vitkin Winery

Yarden

Yatir

Zion Winery

Zmora

ITALIAN WINE:

Bartenura

Joyvin

Rashi

Terra di Seta

NEW ZEALAND WINE:

Geula

Goose Bay 

 

 

PORTUGUESE WINE:

Porto Cordovero

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE:

J. Folk

SPANISH WINE:

Capçanes

Clos Mesorah

Elvi Wines

Freixenet

Ramon Cardova

Tio Pepe

UKRAINIAN WINE:

Château Chizay

UNITED STATES WINE:

(IN) Wines 

Baron Herzog

Covenant

Double Edged Sword

Eagles Landing

Farbrengen

Hagafen 

Hajdu

Herzog Cellars

Jeunesse

Joseph Zakon Winery

Kedem

Kesser

Laufer

Manischewitz

 Mensch

Mogen David

MYX

Pacifica

Padis Vineyards

Rashi Joyvin

Terra Gratia

The Tribe

Weinstock

AGUARDIENTE:

Antioqueno (Colombia)

Blanco Delvalle (Colombia)

Cristal Seco (Ecuador)

Kannia Cristal (Colombia)

Varelo Hermanos (Panama)

AMARETTO:

Disaronno (Italy)

AMARO:

Ramazzotti (Italy)

ARAK:

Askalon (Israel)

Joseph Gold & Sons (Israel)

Zachlawi (USA)

BRANDY:

Odessa (Russia)

Stock 84 (Czech Republic)

COGNAC:

Louis Royer

EAU DE VIE:

Boukha Bokobsa (France)

GIN:

Alpine Distilling (USA)

Distillery No. 209 (USA)

Drumshanbo (Ireland)

Koval (USA)

Highclere Castle (UK)

LIQUEUR:

Alpine Distilling (USA)

Bicerin (Italy)

Binyamina (Israel)

DeKuyper (USA)

Frangelico (Italy)

Koval (USA)

Heavens (Israel)

Herman Jansen (Netherlands)

La Belle (France)

Legato (USA)

Leroux (Belgium)

Luxardo (Italy)

Morad (Israel)

Righteous Seven (USA)

Sabra (Israel)

Schmerling's (Switzerland)

Tubi 60 (Israel)

Veev (USA)

Walders (UK)

MEZCAL:

El Recuerdo

Morales

Senorio

 

RUM:

Baha (West Indies)

Drake's (USA)

Ron Abuelo (Panama)

Ron Medellin (Colombia)

Ron Viejo De Caldas (Colombia)

Rum Jumbie (St. Maarten)

XM (Gayana)

SCOTCH:

Ben Èideann

Glenfarclas

Hamashkeh

McIVOR

Prince Lordon

Stamfords

Tomintoul

SLIVOVITZ:

R. Jelinek (Czech Republic)

Valco (Romania)

Zwack (Hungary)

SOTOL:

Hacienda Sotol

TEQUILA:

Gava

Honor

Karma

La Puerta Negra

Los Generales

One With Life

Patron

Skelly

Zarza

VODKA:

Absolut (USA)

Alpine Distilling (USA)

Barton's Naturals (USA)

Drake's (USA)

Heeet (USA)

K Vodka (USA)

Kedem (USA)

Khor (USA)

KRÓL (Poland)

Leaf (USA)

Legend of Kremlin (Russia)

Luksusowa (Poland)

Lvov (Poland)

Mmmint (USA)

Old Williamsburg Spirits (USA)

Ravo (Sweden)

Rusya (Russia)

Smirnoff (Russia)

Voda (USA)

ZYR (Russia)

WHISKEY:

Alpine Distilling (USA)

Boondocks (USA)

Cody Road (USA)

Giant (USA)

Koval (USA)

Old Williamsburg Spirits (USA)

Traverse City (USA)

COCKTAIL:

Buzzballz (USA)

Cooloo (USA)

Drake's (USA)

BEER:

Lindemans (Belgium)

SAKE:

Hana (USA)

Koshu Sake Masamune (Japan)

Sensei (USA)

Sho Chiku Bai (USA)

Yuki (USA)

WATER:

Acqua Panna (Italy)

Badoit (France)

Evian (France)

Ferrarelle (Italy)

Fiji (Fiji)

Perrier (France)

Saint Géron (France)

San Pellegrinio (Italy)

Volvic (France)

 

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC:

Drake's

Mr & Mrs T

Republic of Tea

Roses

Stirrings

Stoli Ginger Beer