February 22, 2016

Kedem (Royal Wine Co.) Steps up Role as Kosher Wine Educator; KFWE Next Monday

New York - For decades American Jews were notoriously known as consumers of sacramental wines only. In fact, the biggest sellers were Manischewitz, Kedem and Lipchitz (Malaga and Concord) sweet wines. That all changed in the second half of the 20th century and in recent years hundreds of quality wines from throughout the world successfully changed the market for kosher wines. Many credited the Royal Wines Co. for not only becoming a major manufacturer and distributor of quality wines from throughout the world, but essentially building the kosher wine category by taking on the role as the primary educator of a new generation of wine connoisseurs. Next Monday, it will sponsor its 10th Kosher Food & Wine Experience in Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The daytime portion of the event is open exclusively to the trade and press. More than 300 wines and spirits will be on hand for sampling, with many new wines making their debut at the show.  The evening event, open to the public, will also feature top caterers and restaurants offering tastings from their menus of gourmet specialty foods including BBQ, sushi and Asian/fusion fare, as well as creative desserts, and a sangria bar, showcasing a variety of sangrias prepared by mixologist Esteban Ordonez. The kosher wine category in the US is estimated at over $35 million. In addition to New York, Royal Wine has also been sponsoring similar events in London, California, Israel, Chicago and Miami.