February 10, 2014

SPECIAL PASSOVER PREVIEW

New Wines for Passover 2014 Cover Every Taste and Every Price

NEW YORK — Wine Connoisseurs and ordinary kosher consumers have come to expect the rollout of many new wines for Passover. Unlike many foods that are specifically produced for Passover, manufacturers use Passover as a time to launch new wines but have every expectation that they will become popular year-round.

Yarden, established in 2001 as a fully owned subsidiary of Golan Heights Winery, Israel, is introducing Zufini Moscato, Zufini Pinot Grigio, Zufini Presseco and Zufini Pinot Noir (all are  750 ml. Yarden imports quality Israeli wines from Golan Heights Winery and Galil Mountain Winery. Their Premium brands include Yarden, the flagship brand, Golan and Galil Mountain.

By far the largest selection of new wines will be introduced by the Royal Wine Co. (well known for its Kedem brand). For over 50 years, Royal Wine Corp. has been owned and operated in the United States by the Herzog family, whose winemaking roots date back eight generations to 19th century Czechoslovakia. Royal prides itself in providing the finest wines, spirits and liqueurs  from all over the world  with products hailing from Italy, Israel, France, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Canada and the United States. 

These wines will be showcased at their upcoming Food and Wine event in New York on February 24th. Royal’s lists includes Carmel Single Vineyard Sumaka Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Haut Condissas Medoc, Montefiore Red, Montefiore White, Montefiore Syrah, Montefiore Petite Sirah, Montefiore Cabernet Sauvignon, Tabor Adama Cabernet Sauvignon, Tabor Adama Merlot, Tabor Adama Sauvignon Blanc, Tabor Adama Shiraz, Mt Tabor Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Tabor Merlot, Mt Tabor Chardonnay, Mt Tabor Shiraz, Tabor Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon, Or Haganuz Elima (no sulfites added), Or Haganuz Idra Single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Or Haganuz Marus Single Vineyard Shiraz, Or Haganuz Naburia Rose, Or Haganuz Avatalion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Or Haganuz Yanai Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Semi dry, Or Haganuz Zuta Merlot, Or Haganuz Eviatar Cabernet Franc, Or Haganuz Shamai Single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Or Haganuz Hillel and Dan Vineyards Red Blend, Or Haganuz Namura Single Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Or Haganuz French Blend, Or Haganuz Har Meron Semi, Or Haganuz Har Sinai Dessert.

Allied Importers USA, an importer and distributor of fine wines based in Long Island City, New York, is the 2nd largest importer and distributor of kosher wines in the United States.  It imports and distributes premier wines and sake from France, Italy, Israel, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, and California. Its new wines this year will come from Italy, France and Israel. They include Italian wines Borgo Reale Barolo ’10, Fizee Red 5% ALC, Fizee White 5% ALC, Umbria Rosso ’13,; from Israel, Dalton Estate Pinot Gris ’13, Estate Zinfandel ’12, Safsufa Shiraz ’11, Single Vineyard Ben Zimra Merlot ’11, Single Vineyard El Kosh Semillon ’12, Single Vineyard Hoshen Shiraz ’11, Pasco Project #1 ’12, Teperberg ISRAEL, Brut Sparkling NV , Cabernet Franc Limited ’10, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon MEVUSHAL ’11. ; From France, Le Mourre De’Isle Cotes Du Rhone MEVUSHAL ’12, Vignobles David Chateauneuf du Pape ’12 , Lewis Pasco. All of the wines are 750 ml and retail for 14.99.

Aiko Importers is introducing 6 Kosher for Passover Wines: Alta Delta Cabernet Sauvignon, Alta Delta Carmenere, Alta Delta Chardonnay, Alta Delta Shiraz, and Alta Delta Pinot Noir. The Golan Height’s Winery’s Gilgal line has a range of reds and whites, from Gilgal Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to Gilgal Brut and Chardonnay.

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