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02
Mar
12

KFWE 2012 – Part 4 – Videos


We started our video shoot by speaking to Jay Buchsbaum, Royal Wine Corporation‘s Vice President

Next we spoke to Sasson Ben Aharon, from Israel’s Binyamina Winery

Dr Moises Cohen from Elvi Wines a superb winery producing some of Spain’s top award winning wines..

The Directeur Général of Barons Edmond and Benjamin de Rothschild, Bertand Otto and Pierre Miodownik, consultant to the French Wine Industry, consultant to the Royal Wine Corporation and owner of Domaine Netofa, in Israel, spoke to us next…

After talking to just a few winemakers, we turned our attention to the food. Dr Alan Broner from Jack’s Gourmet was next…

The owner of Boro Park’s Glatt A La Carte spoke to us next…

Ari White from Got Tcholent? Inc/Gemstone Caterers spoke to Geila Hocherman and I…

After Ari White told us that Pardes Restaurant was his inspiration, we just had to go to their table. While I’d hoped to see Chef/Owner Chef Moshe Wendel, and/or his wife Shana, we were greeted instead by one of his suppliers Grow and Behold, who more than ably represented Chef Moshe

Then we turned to Ristorante Tevere

We ended the video taping by talking to cookbook author, James Beard Award winner, food historian and good friend, Gil Marks

All in all, between fantastic wines and celebrated winemakers, between top restaurants and incredible delicious foods,  February the 13th was an evening to remember!

CS

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10
Apr
11

Gotham’s 8th Annual Kosher Wine Extravaganza 2011 and Monday’s internet Radio Special


This past Wednesday, April 6th of 2011, Gotham Wine and Liquors (2517 Broadway; New York, NY 10025; Tel:212.932.0990; Fax: 212.222.3870) presented their 8th Annual Kosher Wine Extravaganza. As always this event garnered great interest from Jewish and non-Jewish segments of Greater New York’s population. SYR and I spoke to people who had come from as far as Westbury, CT, Lakewood, NJ and cities in between.

A very partial view of the tasting room...

Various wine distributors showed off their products, including wines by Tabor, Dalton, Yarden, Recanati, Tishbi, Borgo Reale, Ella ValleyTeperberg, Or Haganuz, Lanzur, Beckett, Jerusalem Hills, Gedeon, Mount Hevron, Cantina Gabriele, Willm, Bravdo, Dovev, Mony, Odem, Baron Herzog, Baron Edmond et Benjamin Rothschild, Teal Lake, Beaume de Venise, Binyamina, Barkan, Pierre Miodownick’s new Domaine Netofa, Gamla, Psagot, Segal, Bartenura, Ovadia Estates, Goose Bay, Cellier des Dauphins, Elvi, Tio Pepe, Hagafen, Elgazi, Psagot, Laurent Perrier, Carmel, Domaine de Castel, Alexander, Yatir, CAPÇANES and more. There was plenty to taste, there was plenty to learn. Selections varied in price from the very inexpensive to well over $100.00 per bottle.

Gotham's Costas Mouzouras, passionately expounding on wine

The Kosher Scene, did a live radio broadcast from the tasting room. Since the archived file got accidentally trashed we will be doing – by popular request – a special two hour show tomorrow evening (Monday the 11th of April) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Not only will we talk to Costas Mouzouras and some of the distributors but we will talk to Brigitte Mizrahi and Moshe Vogel from Anderson Foods International about their brands of cholov Yisroel and cholov stam cheeses.

Please listen to what promises to be a very interesting show here.

CS

**UPDATE**

24
Feb
11

Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2011 – Part 2


Yesterday we spoke of the food at KFWE, today we will give our views on the superb potables… As we entered the exhibit hall we found Walders Vanilla & Vodka, nestled among the food tables.

Grrrrreat tasting!

…we’d heard quite a bit about it and we just had to try it, what a delicious dessert drink! The wine selection was huge, obviously we’d never taste all of it, thus we had to be selective knowing full well we’d likely miss some real jewels. In any case here are our impressions of some  we tasted:

Alexander Winery Alexander the Great Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – Alexander’s top of the line composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5%Merlot grapes, it has a beautiful dark color with a hint of black. On the nose it shows berries, cherries and tobacco. A full bodied wine, rich and well balanced, a new favorite of mine!

SYR found the Baron Herzog Pinot Grigio 2009 delightful. – With a superb balance of acidity, a not so subtle perfume on the nose followed by tropical fruits, it goes perfectly with light pasta dishes. It proves, unequivocally, that a good wine need not be expensive.

Asaf Paz, at a wine tasting in 2009

Stopping by Binyamina‘s table, we tasted The Cave 2006 and 2007… This wine never ceases to amaze me, it’s consistently good. Aged in a 300 year old cave for 24 months it consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. A world class wine that just happens to be kosher, the 2007 vintage was a bit more balanced in its taste and a bit more aromatic. Asaf Paz, one the two winemakers at Binyamina, was there presenting his wines and passionately discussing his craft. When I saw Binyamina‘s fruit liqueurs I just had to have some of their delicious Sour Apple, truly fruit in a bottle!

At Selection Bokobsa‘s table we tasted their Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2001… Woooow!!!! With aromas of lilies, mango, peach, honey and apricot, it is an intense, complex dry wine.

We tasted the CAPÇANES Peraj Ha Abib 2008, from Spain. Aged for a year in French oak barrels, from grapes grown on high mountain mineral stony terroir, grapes whose vines yield low amounts of fruit, this is an amazing full bodied wine.

There were more great wines we tasted, but the ones above impressed us the most. Let me also mention some of the liquors I liked. As a kid, growing up in Uruguay, I always wondered why the adults kept on referring to “agua ardiente,burning water… I finally got to taste Aguardiente Antioqueño, from Colombia. Now I understood the oxymoron. The name suddenly made sense and, yes, it was very good!!

Another liquor I’ll mention is San Francisco’s Distillery Number 209‘s Gin. Very fruity aroma, superbly tasting! Before leaving I had some Glengoyne 17 Year Old Scotch Whiskey, extremely smooth with a very concentrated palette of incredible flavors!

As SYR put it, “It was a great evening of food, wines, meeting old friends and finding new ones. A truly amazing evening and I can’t wait until next year’s KFWE!”

CS

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