August 22, 2011

Break Out the Champagne, Especially if itÕs Drappier

Bayonne NJ…While kosher consumers have in recent years been blessed with an unprecedented array of wines from around the world, the pace has not been as rapid with champagne, that is until recently. Royal Wine Corp., the largest importer & distributor of kosher wines in North America announced it would import and distribute the first ever kosher cuvees from the famed Champagne Domaine. Royal Wine Corp.’s traveling winemaker Pierre Miodownick participated in the vinification of the two kosher cuvee’s, a project several years in the making. The champagne is scheduled to hit stores in time for Rosh Hashanah. The two Champagnes to be released are the “Carte-D’Or Brut” and “Carte Blanche”. Champagne Drappier is a family owned house based in the fashionable appellation Côte des Bar in the Aube region of Champagne. Conducted by Michel Drappier, the seventh generation Drappier to run this property since 1808, Champagne Drappier is the largest champagne house in the Aube and produces approximately 1.6 million bottles a year. Said Michel Drappier: “We are thrilled to be able to expose our hand crafted Champagnes to a new kosher audience.” Added Nathan Herzog, Executive Vice President of Royal Wine Corp., “As the industry leader in kosher wine, we take pride in producing and distributing the finest kosher wines. We are excited to include a champagne house of Drappier’s stature to our select portfolio.”