ROYAL WINE CORPORATION presents a global selection of kosher wines for the Jewish New Year
Editor’s note: select for you and your guests wines from the best wine regions for the “Great Holy Days”. Here’s some kosher wine news from Royal Wine Corp that’s sure to please.
As the Jewish “high holy days” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approach, it’s a great time to broaden your horizons and discover the gems of kosher wine that Israel, California, Italy and France have to offer. With the holidays beginning September 25, it’s not too early to start thinking about the festive meals, gatherings with loved ones, and other traditions that go along with Jewish fall holidays.
Fortunately, these remarkable wine regions had another bumper year for kosher wine production. That means there’s a great selection of exciting releases to choose from – and one less thing to worry about. They’re ready to serve now, so whether you’re planning to host a crowd or be a guest, you’re sure to find something deliciously suited to the holiday table.
Wine expert Gabriel Geller, director of public relations for Royal Wine Corp., the largest producer, exporter and importer of kosher wines and spirits, recommends holiday wines that offer quality and value at all price points. Here is the recap:
Toast the New Year’s Rosh with a refreshing glass of Herzog Lineage Momentus ($19.99) or sample Herzog Certified Organic No Added Sulfites variations Be-leaf Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99) – both pair well with beef and other traditional holiday meats.
Land of Seta from Tuscany, the first fully kosher winery in Europe (since 2008) that offers world-class and competitive Chianti Classico wines, is set to launch a Super Tuscan called Guiduccio, SRP $75 for the first time.
Last year Terra di Seta won some of the highest accolades in the wine spectatorJames Suckling, and Carafewith multiple top marks of up to 97 points.
Italian wine connoisseurs can rejoice at Vermentino from Ovadia Estates and Lovatelli Barbera from Asti. Villa Mangiacane, a renowned Italian producer, is also launching its first kosher wine: Magnificus, a Super Tuscan SRP $60.
Barkan Vineyardone of Israel’s biggest producers, recently sent its star winemaker Ido Lewinsohn MW to visit the US market ahead of the summer holidays.
Among the impressive wines he featured, the Barkan Classic Argaman at just SRP$12 won industry-wide recognition and high marks. Segal Winery, also overseen by Lewinsohn, released the Segal Native Marawi at SRP$25. Marawi is an ancient grape variety native to the Holy Land, which was used for winemaking and the sacred services of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem more than 1,900 years ago.
Cellar Carmel, the veteran Israeli winery founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild of Château Lafite in 1882, launched Buzz, a line of fruit-flavored Moscato wines. These fun, low-alcohol, sweet and fruity wines target Gen Z and are meant for casual drinking, parties, and more. PRS $11. Three different flavors are available: peach, mango and pineapple.
On the French side, Royal is proud to present the J. de Villebois Sancerre Silex, SRP $50. Wines from Sancerre, from the Loire Valley, have been in fashion for a few years now, and the kosher market is no exception. This complex, high-quality Sauvignon Blanc exhibits the characteristics of the terroir, with crisp, juicy citrus flavors, earthy, mineral and saline notes, and hints of flint. Château Les Riganes de Bordeaux, which already offers a red blend, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé, has just introduced two new varietal wines, a Malbec and a Cabernet Franc, which like the other wines from this producer also sell for only $12.
Royal is also delighted with the release this fall of the first kosher Châteaueuf-du-Pape from the prestigious Domaine Raymond Usseglio. & Son in the Rhone Valley. MSRP $100
“While we have had continued success working with prominent producers from Bordeaux and Burgundy, it was time for us to add some great Rhône wines to our portfolio,” says Gabriel Geller, Director of Public Relations at Royal Wine Corp. . “And with the upcoming additions of some great Italian wines, our portfolio continues to expand with an increasingly comprehensive selection of superb wines from around the world. Most importantly, I am thrilled for our customers who are eager to experience regions and wines hitherto difficult to find in the kosher market”.
About Kosher Wine: Before picking up a bottle of your favorite wine for the Passover Seder, check the label. Chances are your favorite bottle isn’t kosher. In general, “Kosher” is a term used to describe foods that meet the strict dietary standards of traditional Jewish law. This also applies to wine. The amateur sommeliers among us will know that to make wine, yeast is necessary for fermentation. However, what separates kosher wine from non-kosher wine is that according to Jewish law, kosher wine is made with a mold made from fruit or sugar – not bread. All Royal Wine Corp wines and spirits are Certified OR Kosher.
About Royal Wine/Kedem: Founded in 1848, The mission of Royal Wine Corp. is to be the leading manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty wines, spirits and liqueurs worldwide. The commitment to perfection and family tradition spans eight generations and has grown since its inception. Royal’s domestic and international wine portfolio ranges from the traditional wine regions of France, Italy and Spain to emerging regions such as Israel, New Zealand and Argentina. Additionally, the spirits and liqueurs portfolio of Royal Wine Corp. 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 the Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, California, a state-of-the-art facility offering guided vineyard tours, a fully equipped modern tasting room, a gift shop and a catering service. facilities. Additionally, the cellar is home to the award-winning Tierra Sur Restaurant, serving the finest contemporary Mediterranean-inspired California cuisine. Follow Royal Wine Corp on social media: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalWineCorp and @royalwinecorp.
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