New York…”The Kosher Food and Wine Experience has been a key influencer in determining which wines will grace America’s Passover Seder tables, showing wines ranging in price from $6 to $500,” says Gabriel Geller, PR Director, Royal Wine Corp. If anyone needed proof of the surging success of kosher wines, it was clearly in evidence at the 17th Annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) at Chelsea Piers in NYC on February 6th which drew throngs of kosher food and wine lovers. Similar events in Miami and Los Angeles also drew impressive crowds.
Thousands of bottles of wine representing more than 60 wineries from the world’s best-regarded regions were poured. Novelties include: Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough region, part of the Edmond de Rothschild Heritage estates; Razi’el, the new winery of the Ben Zaken family and owners of Israel’s flagship boutique winery Domaine du Castel, presented their traditional method rosé sparkling wine and award-winning blend of Syrah and Carignan. Herzog Wine Cellars, Royal Wine’s own winery located in Oxnard, CA, showcased their line of award-winning wines, including the value line Baron Herzog as well as its high-end Napa Valley-grown Herzog Generation VIII. David Galzignato, Herzog’s new Senior Director of Winemaking Operations, was on hand to answer questions about the many wines he oversees.
In addition, a cornucopia of gourmet food representing a variety of cuisines including classical French, Japanese, steakhouse favorites, traditional Jewish cooking, nouveau American, charcuterie, fusion, Caribbean, authentic barbecue, and Mexican, as well as a variety of decadent desserts and specialty coffees enhanced the food and wine experience in New York.