Israel at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience

14 Mar Israel at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience

The following post was reprinted with permission by wines-israel.com

The KFWE 2011 recently took place in Manhattan, NY. This refers to the Kosher Food & Wine Experience which was organized by the Royal Wine Corporation of Bayonne, New Jersey.

Royal Wine are owners of Herzog Wine Cellars in California, Kedem Winery in Upstate New York and Kedem Food. It is the largest food & wine specializing in the kosher market in the world.

They represent wines produced all over the world – in every wine producing country that produces kosher wines. However most important for this website, Royal Wine is the number one company in the United States advancing the Israel brand.

Royal imports and represents the following Israeli wineries or brands:

  • Alexander
  • Carmel
  • Barkan
  • Binyamina
  • Castel
  • Flam
  • Gamla
  • Netofa
  • Psagot
  • Segal
  • Shilo
  • Tzuba
  • Yatir
  • Zion

This list includes some of the major wineries in Israel such as Carmel, Israel’s largest winery, Barkan, the second largest winery, and Binyamina, the fifth largest winery. It also includes two large selling brands: Segal and Gamla. These taken all together represent quite a high percentage of Israeli wine production.

They also represent some of Israel’s boutique wineries such as Castel and Yatir. Flam was also at the show, indicating that their kosher wines would be represented by Royal. These are three of Israel’s highest quality boutique wineries.

Representatives of the wineries including CEO’s, and winemakers, were on hand to provide tastings and give explanations firstly to buyers and those in the trade, and then to members of the general public who had purchased tickets.
The event showed off Royal’s excellent portfolio and gave a positive impression of the size of the kosher market in the New York area.

David Herzog of Royal Wine Corp, with Adam Montefiore and Arnon Geva of Carmel Winery.

  • What a great event. I’m curious to try Flam, the fact that they were there with bottles, but you couldn’t drink any, made me eager to try it when it is available.

  • Did you try the Flam this year (2013)? They will be a big part of my review when the post goes live.

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