Kosher Food Wine Experience 2020: NYC Mon 2/17, LA Weds 2/19

As I wrote last week, it’s time to calendar wine events like the Garagiste Festivals, single grape festivals (can you say PINOT NOIR?) and Kosher wine too!

Following events in London today and Tel Aviv last week,  the Kosher Food Wine Experience comes to the US next week with events in NYC on Monday and LA at the Hollywood Palladium next Wednesday. While VIP tickets are sold out, regular admission tickets are still available!


As the Kosher world of wine expands with increased demands, exports and enthusiasm, you may be wondering:

What makes Kosher wine and food special?
What’s the difference between kosher and non- kosher wine?

“When it comes to taste, there’s no difference between kosher and non-kosher wine,” says Jay Buchsbaum, Executive VP Marketing and Director of Wine Education at Royal Wine Corp. Read about our visit to Herzog here.

What makes kosher wine “special” is that strict purity guidelines must be followed during the winemaking process while the grapes are in the winery.  All ingredients used, including yeasts and fining agents (which remove of organic compounds to improve clarity or adjust flavor/aroma) must be kosher.

In other words, kosher winemaking is basically the same as any other winemaking — and attending KFWE is a great opportunity to taste over 300 kosher wines plus spirits from around the world — and to taste some really great food too! Come hungry because some of the most interesting restaurants in the area will bring their best dishes and pastries served all night and prepared on-site!

Learn more and meet some of the Kosher winemakers here. 

In New York, at the 14th annual Kosher Food Wine Experience Mon. 2/17/20, the House of Rothschild & Royal Wine Corp. celebrate 30 Years of Kosher Wine Making with:

  • Honored Guest Baroness Ariane De Rothschild
  • Exceptional New Wines from Israel, California, and France
  • Rothschild Family and Royal Wine Celebrate 30 Years of Kosher Wine Production
  • New Products, Wines & Spirits for Passover 2020 and Year-Round
  • New York’s Premier Kosher Food & Wine Showcase

Doors open at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers (23rdSt. and West Side Highway, NYC) 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., all are welcome to sample more than 700 notable kosher wines and spirits from around the world – many with 90+ ratings. Kosher food creations range from traditional fare to poke, buffalo, and barbecue to fusion cuisines from France, the Caribbean, and beyond.

According to Nathan Herzog, President, Royal Wine in a press release, “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.

“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.”

In New York 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.

LINKto Restaurants/Chefs Participating at KFWE NY 2020.

LINKto Wineries/Distilleries Participating at KFWE NY 2020.

KFWE-Open to Public: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Tickets at:

Social Media Tags: @theKfwe @royalwinecorp

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.

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; Sue and I wrote about our 2017 visit here. Additionally, the winery houses the award-winning restaurant Tierra Sur, serving the finest Mediterranean inspired contemporary Californian Cuisine. Royal Wine Corp is headquartered in Bayonne, N.J.Follow Royal Wine on Face, and, and

Learn more about the events and buy tickers here– remember this would make a great Valentine’s or Galentine’s gift!


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