March 2, 2021


No Sour Grapes for New Passover Wines in 2021

Bayonne NJ…There is so much that could have gone wrong for kosher wines for Passover 2021 during the pandemic, but miraculously the roll out of new wines from around the world was seamless. The harvests in the grape growing regions were pretty much on schedule, winemakers and production facilities were able to produce the wines as they would in ordinary years, and the result was a cadre of some excellent new wines. Royal Wines (Kedem) is launching many new wines from around the world, even linking up with famed NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire. Stoudemire Origins 2018 and Stoudemire Clarity Rosé 2020 are produced in the Upper Galilee and imported and distributed by Royal. Amare has expanded his offerings to California in collaboration with Herzog Wine Cellars (Israel, USA). They include Herzog Lineage Rosé 2020, Château Roubine Rosé 2020, Herzog Generation IX Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Napa Valley 2018, Bartenura Prosecco Rosé and Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe 2018 Sforno.

Other new wines imported by Royal Wines include Israel: Château Remo, Gush Etzion, Barkan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and Covenant Israel Blue C Viognier. France: Champagne Barons De Rothschild, Château Fontenil, Fronsac 2015 and Château Lascombes. Italy: Bartenura, Limited Edition Demi Sec, a unique and festive blend of Glera and Moscato.

Australia: Teal Lake, Sauvignon Blanc.  Spain: Celler de Capçanes Peraj Ha’abib, Special Edition Pinot Noir 2015. Chile: Alfasi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Argentina: Flechas de Los Andes Gran Malbec

Kosher for Passover beverages include LVOV Vodka distilled from beets and Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Plata Tequila Reposado, distilled from wild agave harvested in the Chihuahuan desert of northern Mexico (similar to its Mexican cousins tequila, mezcal, and sotol)

More from Israel - Carmel Winery - Selected Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.

Hagafen Cellars, a small California winery located in Napa Valley founded in 1979, is introducing- 2018 Prix Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Hagafen Pinot Noir, 2017 Hagafen Brut Rosé and 2018 Hagafen Merlot.

New Wines from Allied Imports, USA Distributor

Or De La Castinelle Côtes De Provence Appellation d'Origine Protégée; Dalton Winery; Levantina-Mediterranean Blend, Asufa Majestic-Old Vine Carignan, Pét Nat; (Pétillant Naturel), Galilo 2017, Dalton Alma Red, Dalton Alma Deep Red and Dalton Alma Rose and Hayotzer Winery, Lyrica Poetry and Genesis Cabernet Semi-Dry.