Bayonne, NJ… The galaxy of new wines that are being introduced for Passover span the globe, from the US, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Israel. Wine experts say that an important segment of the kosher wine market “expects to taste the new wines at the Seder table on Passover.” Said one retailer: “I can’t tell you how many people come in for new wines to try at Passover.” Most of the wines are either produced or imported by the Kedem Group. Its list of new wines this year includes Weinstock Cabernet Sauvignon, Weinstock Merlot, Weinstock Chardonnay, Moscato by W, and Herzog Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon “Oak Knoll” vineyard (all from the USA). Gamla, Israel’s best selling wine in the US, is introducing Gamla Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamla Reserve Merlot. Other Israeli wines include BInyamina “Yogev” Cabernet Sauvignon, Barkan Superieur Shiraz, Barkan Superieur Pinotage, Alexander “Sandro” Cabernet/Merlot blend, Domaine Netofa “Latour Netofa” red blend, Domaine Netofa white (Chenin Blanc), and Shiloh “Mosaic” red blend. Other wines include Moscato D’Aussie (Australia), Elgazi Malbec and Elgazi red blend (Argentina), Capcanes La Flor del Flor de Primavera (Spain) and Bartenura Moscato rose’ Brut (Italy). Another new addition from Argentina is the new line from Marmumatok, under its Emuna Special Edition Mehadrin. Based in the Andes Mountain Range in Mendoza, Marmumatok consists of the following wines; Tekiah Chardonnay, Tekiah Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tekiah Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Reseva.
Allied Importers USA announced its new additions for Passover: Borgo Reale Brunello Di Montalcino 2005, Borgo Reale Maturo 2009, Dalton Estate Rose 2010, Dalton Zinfandel 2009, Dalton Petite Sirah 2009 and Rose Petite Sirah, Zinfadel. For those interested in Kosher for Passover cocktails, Royal Wines is introducing a Sea Breeze and a Mojito. They are both 36 Proof or 18% Alcohol by Volume. The secret recipe is a harmonious blend of Citrus, Mint, Lime & Cranberry.