Saturday, January 28, 2023

Each year Royal Wines previews new wines for 2023, including items ready for Passover, at its annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE). This year it will be again held at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, on February 6. More than 60 wineries will serve up tastings from some of the best wine-producing regions of the world, complemented by gourmet cuisine from top kosher chefs and restaurateurs.

Thousands of bottles of wine representing their wineries from the world’s best-regarded regions will be poured throughout the evening for all to taste and savor. Royal Wine also produces/distributes wines and liquors for luminaries such as Nicki Minaj, Vera Wang, Amar’e Stoudemire and Mariah Carey.

Novelties include Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s Marlborough region, part of the Edmond de Rothschild Heritage estates; Razi’el, the new winery of the Ben Zaken family and owners of Israel’s flagship boutique winery, Domaine du Castel, will be present with its traditional method rosé sparkling wine and its award-winning blend of Syrah and Carignan.

While Royal Wine has had an impressive selection of prestigious wines from Bordeaux such as Château Giscours and Pontet-Canet, the kosher wine importer, négociant and distributor continues to add outstanding names to its repertoire. Château Bellefont-Belcier, a Grand Cru Classé from Saint-Emilion, is the latest producer to join the kosher wine bandwagon with a kosher cuvée 2020 vintage—an excellent vintage for the region. Château Léoville Poyferré, a Grand Cru Saint Julien that has been making kosher cuvées since 1999, will also be present at KFWE with its 2020 vintage, marking the 200th anniversary of ownership by the Cuvelier family.

There are many great appellations in France beyond Bordeaux, such as the Rhône Valley. One of Rhône’s most respected estates will be represented at KFWE with the introduction of its first two kosher wines: Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes.

From Tuscany, Villa Mangiacane will present Magnificus, a Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Herzog Wine Cellars, Royal Wine’s own winery located in Oxnard, California, will showcase its line of award-winning wines, including the value line Baron Herzog as well as its high-end Napa Valley-grown Herzog Generation VIII. David Galzignato, Herzog’s new senior director of winemaking operations, will be on hand at KFWE 2023 to answer questions about the many wines he oversees.

Learn more and purchase tickets at https://kfwe.com/. General Admission:  $160.76 incl. fees; VIP Guests: $240.33 incl. fees. Also new this year: The KFWE 2023 Tasting Guide app will be available to download for both Android and Apple in the Google Play Store and iTunes by searching for KFWE.

By Jewish Link Staff

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