Kosher Wine Consumption in The US Is Outpacing General Market Consumption by More than 100% with an Average Price Per Bottle of $20+ Due to Growing Consumer Demand & Industry Accolades.
FEB 13, 2017, New York, NY – It’s the Golden Age of kosher cuisine, and the demand has never been higher. At 11thth annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience New York (www.KFWENY.com), sponsored by The Royal Wine Corp., food fans and wine watchers will indulge in the newest kosher wines, spirits, and food on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers (Hudson River & 21st St, NYC). Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. Trade/media hours are 12 noon – 4:00 pm.
The event showcases some 400 kosher wines and spirits plus fine cuisine from top local kosher caterers and restaurateurs. As always, vendors will offer sneak previews of new products, limited editions, what’s new for Passover 2017, and other surprises.
More than 20 kosher eateries and gourmet specialty food companies from the tristate area will be on hand to tempt visitors with mouthwatering samples. Along with traditional fare, there will be modern mash-ups including sushi, barbecue, Asian, Continental, French, Mexican, and Caribbean – all 100 percent kosher. To top it all off, an array of aperitifs, specialty coffees, and mouthwatering pareve (non-dairy) desserts like pastries, cakes, ice cream, and more will guarantee sweet dreams for all.
It’s no secret that wine is a red-hot (and white-hot) lifestyle commodity for American consumers. Kosher wine is caught up in the wave, according to Jay Buchsbaum, VP Marketing and Director of Wine Education for The Royal Wine Corp. “That kosher designation is no longer an issue for those who are serious about their wine,” he says. “Consumers in the know are eager to explore high-end wines, especially from French and Israeli producers. That demand means the selection of complex, sophisticated, deeply-layered wines grows wider every year.”
It also means big business, and not just directed at kosher consumers – this past October the Wine Spectator featured a cover story on Israeli wines along with an impressive list of 90+ ratings. Buchsbaum reports that the American kosher wine industry continues to grow and is expanding outside of traditional kosher consumers. In light of the general public’s growing interest in wine and an uptick in consumption, the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
At the KFWE, new wines from the world’s top kosher producers will be available to sip and savor. “Israeli wines are booming,” says Gabriel Geller, Director of Public Relations and Client Services for The Royal Wine Corp. “Every year, more new wineries come onto the scene. We’re excited to introduce many new labels and launch the latest offerings from established producers. You’ll see interesting new varieties from Israel and Bordeaux that go way beyond the scope of Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay.”
Tickets for KFWE NY 2016 are $125 per person and are only available by advance purchase at www.KFWENY.com. (No tickets will be sold at the door). This event will sell out.
KFWE Exclusive Trade & Press hours: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
KFWE Consumer hours: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KFWE Goes Global – The Kosher Food & Wine Experience travels across the U.S.A. and Europe to present the finest kosher wine and spirits the world has to offer. After kicking off in Miami on December 14, 2016, it makes stops in Paris (January 31), London (February 1), Atlanta (Feb 2) and Tel Aviv (February 6). Following the February 13 event in New York, it travels to Los Angeles (February 15) with additional shows later in the year in Toronto, Chicago and Boston.
Some New Wines at KFWENY 2017 include:
- 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
- Domaine du Castel Rosé 2016
- Flam Noble 2012
- Teperberg Legacy Cabernet Franc 2013
- Carmel Limited Edition 2011
- Psagot Peaks 2014
- Shiloh Heroes Edition 2014 – A special set of 3 single vineyard wines displaying the uniqueness of the Shomron terroir.
- Tulip Black Tulip 2013
- Terra di Seta Assai Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011
- Capçanes Peraj Haabib 2014
- Herzog Generation VIII Cabernet Sauvignon Padis Vineyard Napa Valley 2014
- Herzog Limited Edition Single Vineyard Rutherford Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Email us for complete list of restaurants/food at KFWE NY 2017
About Royal Wine/Kedem
Founded in 1848, Royal Wine Corp., also known as Kedem, has been owned and operated in the United States by the Herzog family, whose winemaking roots date back eight generations to 19th century Czechoslovakia. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ.
Today Royal Wine’s portfolio of domestic and international wines range from traditional wine producing regions of France, Italy and Spain, as well as Israel, New Zealand and Argentina. Additionally, Royal Wine Corp.’s spirit and liqueur portfolio offers some of the most 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, 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 winery houses the award-winning restaurant Tierra Sur, serving the finest Mediterranean inspired contemporary Californian Cuisine.