NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kosher wine is becoming a preference for connoisseurs.
CBS2âs Scott Rapoport reports that more than 350 different kinds of kosher wines from all over the world are part of the 10th annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience at Chelsea Piers. And some of those bottles can be pretty pricey.READ MORE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
âEasily can go for $200,â wine maker Joe Hurliman told CBS2.
There are more than 40 vendors selling to buyers at the event.
Jay Bouchsbaum of the Royal Wine Company explained to CBS2 that the process of making kosher wine is overseen âby an observant Jewish crew.â
âFrom the crushing of the grape until the bottle is sealed, the entire process is handled and overseen by an observant Jewish crew,â Bouchsbaum said.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
CBS2 reports that the kosher wine business is now doing $28 million a year and sales and growing.
âNow you have wines from the finest vineyards in Italy, France, and especially California,â Bouchsbaum told CBS2.
Some of the top-end kosher winemakers include Herzog Wines â which is touting its limited edition Camoflage made from 12 different varieties â and Tepperbergâs Essence Cabernet from Israel.
And thereâs even kosher champagne made from the Rothchild family.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: Ponce Family Passes Down Musical Art Of Mariachi Through Generations
The Kosher Food and Wine Experience runs through Monday night and is sold out.