The Premier International Kosher Food & Wine Experience makes a triumphant return to Israel and London

The world’s largest public kosher food and wine extravaganza returned with a triumphant “L’chaim!” this spring after a 2-year hiatus related to the coronavirus. The directory Kosher Food and Wine Experience (KFWE) is still the hottest ticket in the kosher culinary world, attracting thousands of restaurateurs, chefs, caterers and foodies hungry for the latest and greatest in kosher wine and cuisine.

Royal Wine Corp. through its Israeli and UK distributors, Zur Agencies and Kedem Europe respectively, has spearheaded the long-awaited return of these two events – May 30 in Tel Aviv, Israeland on June 21 in London. Over 240 wines from Israel, France, Italy, Spain and the UK were sipped and savored, and guests had a unique chance to meet the winemakers and learn the stories behind each bottle .

Both shows showcased rare premium wines as well as accessible everyday wines, sparkling wines, whiskey, French and Italian liqueurs and more.

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was the scene where more than 800 KFWE guests enjoyed an exceptional selection of kosher wines and spirits. More than a dozen Israeli wineries were in attendance with their latest vintages, including wineries such as Domaine Du Castel, Yatir Winery, Flam Winery, Jezreel, Matar by Pelter and Psagot.

At the KFWE in London, Royal Wine and Kedem Europe presented a new range of kosher Burgundy wines produced by Domaine du Château Philippe le Hardi. The range includes three wines from the 2020 vintage: a Gevrey-Chambertin Villages, a Chambolle-Musigny Villages and a Beaune 1er Cru. Royal Wine had not offered premium red Burgundy wines since 2004.

“As the kosher market has evolved and matured over the past 18 years, we believe that many connoisseurs of fine kosher wines will particularly appreciate these refined and complex pinot noir wines,” says Gabe Geller, Public Relations Director of Royal Wine. . “They will cost between $100 and $130. Royal has also introduced Laufer’s Select Tokaji Late Harvest and Tokaji Ice to London, two high-quality dessert wines from the famous Tokaji region of Hungary. Both wines will cost SRP$45,” he added.

Cooloo alcoholic popsicles were the perfect refreshment, as it was the first time KFWE had been held during the summer months. There was also a cocktail bar with deliciously tasty concoctions created by top mixologists using Walders and Bicerin liqueurs.

In addition to unlimited wine tastings and whiskey masterclasses, the London event featured a legendary buffet by caterer Arieh Wagner. He and his team served hot and cold dishes, including turmeric-infused cauliflower with tahini, hummus and pomegranate seeds; Baba Ganoush with cashew nuts; Beef carpaccio with truffle oil and fresh truffles; Salmon and Tuna Poke; Pulled Beef Arancini; a corned beef rotisserie; and dairy-free desserts like tiramisu, Eton mess and creme brulee.

The Trask at Tel Aviv Port set the stage for KFWE 2022 in the Holy Land with tastings of over 300 wines and an extensive rooftop buffet. Guests enjoyed wines and drinks from the different wine regions of France (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence and Alsace, including super premium wines from world famous vineyards – Château Lascombes, Château Giscours, Château Léoville Poyferré, Champagne Drappier , Château Clarke-Rothschild and more), Spain, Priorat, Galicia and more), Italy (Chianti, Montepulciano and Northern Italy), New Zealand, California (Sonoma, Napa and more), Argentina (Mendoza), South Africa and of course Israel (Shiloh, Jezreel and Psagot).

KFWE 2022 showcased hundreds of different wines and spirits produced in renowned wine regions, available at all price points. Geller summed up the two events: “It was wonderful to see friends learning about wine together, discovering new vintages from around the world and finding the perfect bottles, most of which are kosher for Passover, to enjoy at home or at parties. of their next celebration.”

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