With a return to an in-person event last year, Royal Wine Corporation‘s Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) is returning to both coasts for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, the only KFWE in the US took place in New Jersey last year, which was a wonderful experience. This year, KFWE is returning to both LA and NY for the first time in three years. KFWE NY will be taking place on February 6th at Chelsea Piers, while KFWE LA will be taking place two days later, on February 8th at the Hollywood Palladium.
These events will be featuring a vast array of premier wines and spirits from around the globe will also highlight Royal Wine’s growing portfolio of Passover wines to consumers, industry professionals and oenophiles alike. KFWE LA will feature three-and-a-half hours of food-tasting, wine-tasting, and spirits-tasting, while KFWE NY will feature six hours for such enjoyable activities.
“KFWE has been a key influencer in determining which wines will grace America’s Passover Seder tables, showing wines ranging in price from $6 to $500,” says Gabriel Geller, PR Director, Royal Wine Corp. “The show’s success underscores the fact that the kosher food and beverage industry is exploding at a warp speed and shows no sign of slowing down. The takeaway from every sold-out event to-date – there’s no culinary or wine-making envelope that can’t be pushed.”
Thousands of bottles of wine representing more than 60 wineries from the world’s best-regarded regions will be poured throughout the evening for all to taste and savor.
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 which 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 the wine show 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, CA, 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.
Spirits & Liqueurs
In addition to the incredible array of kosher wines throughout the world, there will also be quite an array of spirits, such as whiskies, tequilas, rums, and more, along with tasty liqueurs.
A cornucopia of gourmet food, representing 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 will be served.
Located a short walk around the corner (in the same venue), VIP guests can get away from the hustle and bustle of the main floor in the VIP room, where you’ll find an exclusive, mouth-watering menu of from Reserve Cut and a premium selection of curated wines and spirits. They will also have some vintage wines along with some pre-releases.
Tickets for KFWE LA are $150 each, while VIP tickets have sold out. Tickets for KFWE LA may be purchased here.
Tickets for KFWE NY are $150 each (plus taxes), while VIP tickets are $225 (plus taxes). Tickets for KFWE NY may be purchased here.