A better selection of kosher wine coming to Utah

Jewish leaders approached the state about the lack of inventory.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rabbi Benny Zippel lights Utah's tallest menorah, 20 feet tall at the Utah State Capitol, for the first night of Hanukkah, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Utah liquor stores soon will stock more kosher wine and alcohol products, after Jewish leaders complained about the lack of inventory in the state.

The “Kosher Product Availability Project” will take place over the next few weeks, Tiffany Clason, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said. The move should ensure that kosher products — beyond the usual Manischewitz— are available year round in Utah and not just for High Holy days.

While kosher products will be available statewide, Clason said a larger inventory will be placed in specific stores — likely in Salt Lake City and Park City — where there are more members of the Jewish faith.

There also will be better signage in the stores to let people know what products conform to Jewish dietary regulations.

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