Per my CRC Kosher app, "molasses" is kosher without a hashgachah needed. What about grape molasses though?

Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petimezi, grape must is used to make it, so I'd assume it would need a hashgachah, no?

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    How is this different from grape juice? – Double AA Jun 11 '17 at 23:00
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    @DoubleAA Isn't this off topic? Sounds like it's asking for a psak. – Yaacov Deane Jun 12 '17 at 0:37
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    I would suggest that you contact the CRC – Noach MiFrankfurt Jun 12 '17 at 1:33
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    @YaacovDeane I doesn't sound that way to me, but obviously this's more of a judgement call than anything and there's a spectrum with plenty of gray. – Double AA Jun 12 '17 at 16:00
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    franny 8102, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for bringing your question here! – Isaac Moses Jun 13 '17 at 14:23

Email from the CRC:

Rabbi Fishbane showed me your question about grape molasses and asked me to respond.

You are correct that molasses made from grape would require certification. I don’t think this is a very common item, and that’s why we didn’t note that it is an exception, but I will instruct our people to add that detail to the entry for “molasses”.

Thank you for pointing this out to us

Rabbi Dovid Cohen

Chicago Rabbinical Council

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    efremdan1, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for reaching out and reporting back! I look forward to seeing you around. – Isaac Moses Jun 13 '17 at 14:22

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