House of Rothschild & Royal Wine Corp. Celebrate Historic Partnership: 30 Years of Kosher Wine Making
Monday, February 17, 2020 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
New York, N.Y. – Tri-state restaurateurs, caterers, and foodies will be the first to sample and stock up on the newest in fine kosher wines, spirits, and creative cuisine when the 14th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) (http://thekfwe.com) returns to New York on Monday, February 17, 2020. The popular showcase will take place at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers (23rd St. and West Side Highway, NYC).
This event will sell out. Visit TheKFWE.com for tickets. Doors open for VIPs at 5:30 p.m. General Admission is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Trade/media hours are 12 noon-4:00 p.m. by RSVP.
Hosted by Royal Wine Corp., New York’s foremost kosher showcase will welcome visitors with samples of more than 700 notable kosher wines and spirits from around the world – many with 90+ ratings – all under one roof. In addition, dozens of the area’s foremost chefs, caterers, restaurateurs, and gourmet specialty companies will serve delectable bites of their unique kosher creations, from traditional fare to poke, buffalo, and barbecue to fusion cuisines from France, the Caribbean, and beyond.
The venerated House of Rothschild is celebrating the 30th anniversary of kosher wine production with the 30th anniversary edition of Barons Edmond and Benjamin de Rothschild Haut-Médoc Anniversary Edition 2016 and their first-ever Kosher Château Clarke Listrac-Médoc 2016.
According to Nathan Herzog, President, Royal Wine, “We see an exceptional bounty of wines from every major production region in the world coming to market in 2020.” Of special interest, he says, are extraordinary bottling such as Château Léoville Poyferré Saint Julien 2017, Château Giscours Margaux 2017, Flam Noble 2016, Champagne Drappier Rosé de Saignée, and Herzog Single Vineyard Calistoga 2016.
After more than a century of family history linked with the world of wine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild expanded the legacy in 1973 with the founding of Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild, which restored and replanted estates in France and Argentina. Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, together with his wife, Ariane, continued in his father’s footsteps in the production of top-quality wines of the highest standards. In 1986 they produced the first kosher vintage of Barons Edmond et Benjamin de Rothschild Haut-Médoc. By 1995, many highly regarded estates from Bordeaux such as Château Giscours Margaux and Château Yon-Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru had followed suit, producing kosher wine in cooperation with Royal Wine Corp.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this landmark in wine history, Baroness Ariane de Rothschild will honor the event with her presence. She will be available for interviews regarding the historic cooperation between the Rothschild and Royal Wine Corp.
“Baroness de Rothschild Herzog is not only is a primary figure in the world of kosher wine,” said Herzog, “but she is an exemplar of philanthropy and commitment to Israel. It is a great privilege to welcome her to the 2020 Kosher Food & Wine Experience.”
“Nearly all the wines and spirits and much of the food on view are kosher for Passover,” noted Herzog. “The Kosher Food & Wine Experience is the perfect opportunity to preview outstanding options for the holiday at every price point.”
The Kosher Food & Wine Experience began in 2006 as an intimate wine-tasting event for a handful of guests. It quickly became the largest and most popular event of its kind, each year growing in attendance, exhibitors, and sheer variety of products on offer.
Today’s KFWE spans from New York and Miami to Hollywood and London. In New York alone last year, more than 1,500 bottles of wines and spirits were poured, attracting over 2,500 industry professionals, consumers, and press. The 2020 edition promises more samples of the latest products, limited editions, and Passover delicacies than ever before.
Organizers owe this unstoppable success to three recent trends: the phenomenal growth of foodie culture, the unprecedented mainstreaming of kosher food into the American market, and the burgeoning production of premium kosher wines from around the world.
(Information about Restaurants/Caterers is forthcoming)
KFWE Exclusive Trade & Press hours: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
KFWE-Open to Public: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Tickets at: http://thekfwe.com
About Royal Wine/Kedem
Since 1948, 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.
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 offer 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. Follow Royal Wine on Face Book.com/RoyalWineCorp/, and instagram.com/royalwinecorp/, and twitter.com/royalwinecorp
Photo: The 14th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) (http://thekfwe.com) returns to New York’s Chelsea Piers, Monday, February 17, 2020.
Note to Media:
Media are invited to attend the KFWE in NYC by advance arrangement. Samples, photos, interviews with industry professionals, on-site coverage and in-studio TV demonstrations, as well as additional information are available.
Requests for one on one interviews with the Baroness will be considered by advance request.
Contact: Vicki Garfinkel, firstname.lastname@example.org; 973-519-8926.