Feb 15, 2017, NY, NY – When you mention Hamachi with yuzu, tuna poke, single vineyard cabernets from well-established Napa Valley vineyards, vodka mocha cappuccino and “Lotta Colada” Buzzballs, the last thing that comes to mind is kosher. But that’s what guests at the 11th Annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience feasted on, at this largest kosher food and wine show in the world.

The event welcomed more than 2,400 guests during the course of the day and evening events including industry professionals and consumers at Chelsea Piers in NYC.   Throughout the day over 400 varieties of top wines and spirits were shown –over 2,000 bottles were poured and upwards of 35,000 plates of mouthwatering bites from top kosher eateries were served. Kosher Food & Wine Experience is produced each year by Royal Wine, the leading producer, importer and distributor of kosher wines and spirits in the world.

 Among the new releases this year were:  

France/Bordeaux: Château Giscours Margaux 2014, Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan 2014,Château Soutard Saint-Emilion 2014,Château Rayne-Vigneau Sauternes 2014, Château Roubine Rosé La Vie en Rose Cru Classé Côtes de Provence 2016;

Israel: Flam Noble 2012, Teperberg Legacy Cabernet Franc 2013, Carmel Limited Edition 2011, Psagot Peak 2014, Shiloh Heroes Edition 2014 – A special set of 3 single vineyard wines displaying the uniqueness of the Shomron terroir, Tulip Black Tulip 2013; and the launch of three new wineries from Israel – Vitkin, Jezreel and Nadiv.

Italy: Terra di Seta Assai Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011;

Spain: Capçanes Peraj Haabib 2014;

California: Herzog Generation VIII Cabernet Sauvignon Padis Vineyard Napa Valley 2014, Herzog Limited Edition Single Vineyard Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and Herzog Reserve Single Vineyard Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.

According to Jay Buchsbaum, VP Marketing & Director of Wine Education at Royal Wine Corp.,

“Kosher wine is growing double the pace of general market wine consumption with an average price per bottle of $20+ due to growing consumer demand & industry accolades.

In particular, Israeli wines are very much in demand. Israel is the region with the strongest growth in the kosher wine world, hands down.  And critics are taking note too– this past October the Wine Spectator featured a cover story on Israeli wines along with an impressive list of over 20 90+ rated wines.”

With Passover just around the corner (April 10-18, 2017), seasonal demand for kosher wines is already ramping up. KFWE has fulfilled its growing role as a key influencer in determining which wines will grace America’s Seder tables showing wines ranging in price from $6 to $250.”

 Kosher Spirits:

Tastings of peach flavored whiskey, vodka mocha cappuccino, and honey pepper flavored whiskey from Zachlawi raised everyone’s spirits. Jumbie’s coconut splash and mango splash premium rums, Buzz Ball mixed drinks including Lotta Colada and Forbidden Apple, David’s Harp vodka, Boondock’s Spice Whiskey and Jack Miller’s Moonshine were also among the many new spirits enjoyed.

Kosher Foods & Cuisine at KFWE 2017

The cornucopia of food represented 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. Guests enjoyed some unexpected dishes such as herb crusted rib-eye, Thai chicken and rice, beef and beet dumplings, Hamachi with yuzu, chicken comfit with mashed cauliflower, tuna poke, lamb bacon brittle, and truffle gribenes.


Among the 30 participating restaurants, caterers and foods companies were: Abigael’s on Broadway, Bedford Kitchen, Etc. Steakhouse, Graze Smokehouse, Great Falls Bistro, Grow & Behold, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen, Koshe Poke, Le Marais, Marani, Miami Beach Chocolates, Pelleh Poultry, Pitopia, Pomegranate, Reserve Cut, Shlomie’s Heimesche Bakery, Silverleaf, Sprinkls, Susan Sez “Say it with Cake”, Sushi Tokyo, T Fusion Steakhouse, Teaneck Doghouse, The Nuttery and Wandering Que.

Kosher Food & Wine Experience is produced each year by the Royal Wine Corporation and has grown from shows in New York City and Los Angeles to a worldwide event with shows in several cities each with its own unique including Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Paris, London and Tel Aviv – with plans to expand to Toronto, Chicago and Baltimore/DC.

“The Kosher Food and Wine Experience is a chance for restaurateurs, caterers, vintners, and spirit distillers to showcase the very latest in the expanding world of kosher food & beverage.  It is a chance to set trends and raise the bar,” said David Levy, VP of Marketing and Special Events for Royal Wine Corp who’s already planning next year’s shows.

About Royal Wine Corp.

KFWE 2017 Tasting Guide APP is available to download for both Android and Apple in the Google Play Store and iTunes by searching for KFWE.

 About The Royal Wine Corporation / Kedem

Founded in 1848, Royal Wine Corp. has been owned and operated in the United States by the Herzog family, whose winemaking roots date back eight generations to 19th century Czechoslovakia.

Today, Royal Wine Corp is the leading producer, importer and distributor of kosher wines and spirits, headquartered in Bayonne, NJ, offers more than 300 brands in its portfolio including Bartenura Moscato, the best-selling Italian Moscato in America (kosher or not) which they own.

Their portfolio of domestic and international wines hail from nearly every significant wine producing region in the world including California, France, Italy and Spain, as well as Israel, New Zealand and Argentina.

Additionally, Royal Wine Corp. imports, produces and distributes a growing portfolio of spirit and liqueurs which includes many sought after scotches, bourbons, tequilas and vodkas as well as hard to find specialty items such as flavored brandies and liqueurs.

The company owns and operates the Kedem Winery in upstate New York, with a tasting room and gift shop as well as Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, California, a state-of-the-art-facility featuring guided wine tours, a fully staffed modern tasting room, gift shop and catering facilities. Additionally, the Oxnard winery houses the award-winning restaurant Tierra Sur, serving the finest Mediterranean inspired contemporary California Cuisine.

New York Jewish Guide- Meyer Harroch

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