Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Food & Wine

Enjoying New Wines and Old Friends At Royal Wines’ KFWE

How can you truly get to know the measure of hundreds of wines in a few hours? The short answer is, you can’t. But it’s possible to try.

At New York’s annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience, an event now held

Betterine Is the Newest, Smartest Butter Swap on the Market

(Courtesy of Betterine) Consumers have a healthier new way to cook and bake thanks to the latest innovation from Betterine, “Butter’s Vegan Twin.”

Betterine (www.betterine.com) is a plant-based alternative to butter and margarine that’s 100% free of dairy products, chemicals and

KFWE Wines Will Rock Your Purim Seudah

The “KFWE season” is now behind us! The KFWE (Kosher Food and Wine Experience) comprises wine and food shows that take place in five different locations around the world (New York, Miami, Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv) where more than 400 wines are

Queen of the Kosher Kitchen: Norene Gilletz, BDE


Just a mere six weeks ago I wrote an article titled “Norene Gilletz: A Very Special Lady.” It was meant to be a tribute to Norene, who passed away on

Celebrating 30 Years of French Kosher Wine

No one can dispute that the elevation of kosher wine worldwide rests squarely on the shoulders of one family. The Herzogs, owners of Royal Wine, have single handedly, for well over 100 years, built a trade in all levels of kosher

Israel’s Tabernacle Winery Launches in the US

This past Tuesday night, my husband, Yeruchum, and I ventured to Crown Heights in anticipation of the U.S. launch of Tabernacle Winery, a family-owned boutique winery from Israel. The launch took place at Meat NYC, a beautifully designed, relative newcomer on the kosher restaurant scene. Raphael

STAR-K-Certified Fresko Lands United Airlines Meal Contract

Things are looking up for kosher travelers flying to Israel on United Airlines, with the airline’s recent announcement that STAR-K-certified Fresko meals will debut this month on U.S. to Tel Aviv flights. The variety of new options offered will be available from the airline’s Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington,

Barkan and Segal: New Adventures With a Classic Israeli Winery

Established in 1899, Barkan’s initial focus was on growing grapes and it actually produced very little in terms of wine. Top-grade grape varietals were brought from all over the world and planted in Barkan vineyards in Israel. Nowadays, there are dozens of varietals growing in Barkan-owned vineyards all over the country.

Just 101 years later, a

Carmel Winery Launches New Labeling at Wine Pairing Dinner

Carmel Winery, Israel’s largest wine producer and a top exporter of kosher wines to the United States, held a pairing dinner at Brooklyn’s new restaurant Meat, in Crown Heights, to unveil its new branding strategy and labeling to the press, social

Tura Estate Winery Makes ‘Luscious,’ Inspired Israeli Wines

There have only been a few tastings with my group in which every wine tasted was passionately and enthusiastically lauded by every person present. Our recent Netofa tasting was certainly one such instance, but this was again the case with our recent tasting of six wines from Tura Estate Winery, a

The Bakeristor Café Opens in Linden

In New Jersey, when a new kosher restaurant opens and begins to create a buzz, it’s usually based in one of a handful of towns known for kosher dining options. Towns like Elizabeth, East Brunswick, Highland Park, Lakewood, Springfield, Teaneck, and West Orange easily come to mind. So when you learn that

Is the Cosmic Crisp Apple Kosher?

When ancient farming laws meet cutting-edge agriculture.

It’s not often that a fruit gets so much attention.

I can’t remember exactly when and how I heard about it (was it on NPR or Quartz?), but around two years ago I found out about a new apple being