KFWE (KFWV) 2021 – a virtual tasting extravaganza – coupon code included
Well, you know it, we all still living under state or county quarantines, with limited to no ability to get around and taste wine together. I still cannot believe how close last year’s KFWE was to be shutdown. Two weeks after the KFWE L.A., which was the best of the USA, yes, I still owe a writeup on that, cities were in lockdown or very close to it.
Well, not much has changed over the last 10 months. We are finally getting closer to vaccines, but they are still a long way off for the majority of this country. So, we have all seen tasting and cooking shows online. I thought for sure that KFWE would go virtual this year – and I was right! However, I never thought through the logistics it would take to make this happen!
So, this is what Royal explained the KFWE would be like this year! To bring the feeling of KFWE to your home, we’re offering for sale a limited amount of wine-tasting kits, which will include a carefully curated offering of 25 wines in 100ml bottles (enough for 2-3 sample pours) and a tasting guide featuring detailed information on the wines. Enjoy wines from Israel, France, Spain, California, Italy, and Argentina, in an evening hosted by Jay Buchsbaum, Gabriel Geller, and Erik Segelbaum, Food & Wine Magazine Sommelier of the year 2019, who will guide you through tastings!
Just think about it for a moment, how exactly does one get 100 ML bottles made? Thankfully, no human is involved! The 750 ml bottle is inserted into a machine and the machine pours the wine into smaller bottles, all in an environment that does not deter from the wine and the wine experience – when you open it 2 weeks from now! That is a TON of work!
Add to that the menus and chefs that you will cook along with and this is going to be fun! I have been cooking like crazy before Covid turned our lives upside down. But where I live, there are no restaurants, so I started cooking all sorts of Asian dishes, from Korean to Thai. Well, now we will be able to take our cooking chops to the next level with chef lead menus to make dishes that will wow your family for sure!
Again, here is Royal’s take on the food side of the event! Throughout the night, we’ll be featuring cook-a-long demos! Simply download the detailed recipe cards with shopping lists and prep instructions so you can cook along with the chefs, friends, and family in real-time! Featured will be Chef Gabe Garcia of Tierra Sur, Kosher.com Personalities, and celebrity chef and James Beard Award Winner Michael Solomonov, owner of various restaurants in Philadelphia with a focus on Israeli cuisine and more!
Looking at this from the outside looking in, I love it. The wine selection is nice, but yes, I wish there were more European wines. Still, there are a lot of awesome wines and some I have never had! The Terra di Seta Riserva and the Herzog Generation IX Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, and others. All in you are looking at 25 bottles that you can share with your family. The best part of it to me is that I will get a chance to taste the wines in an environment that is far more conducive to tasting. No more feeling like a bug smashed on the windshield, you have all the room you want in your home, and the opportunity to enjoy it in a quieter and more amiable wine tasting environment. Throw on top of that the 4+ bottles of wines and the recipes and this is going to a lot of fun.
So, here is the game plan for the 2021 KFWV.
1. Sip and cook along with the official KFWV 2021 Tasting Kit that includes samples of each of the wines being tasted (25 100mL bottles, enough for 2-3 sample pours), a tasting guide, recipe cards, and shopping lists so you can sip and cook all night long! Kits are $250 + processing fees and include shipping where available (please note, we cannot ship internationally or to PO boxes, and you or someone over 21 must be available to receive the delivery). To ensure delivery in time for the event, the last day to order wine kits is February 8, 2021. Kits will begin shipping the week of February 8, 2021.
2. Watch the live stream of KFWV 2021 for FREE! Simply register to receive a viewing link for the February 21st event. Leading up to the event, we’ll provide the wines being served along with the recipes and shopping lists online so you can cook along and put your own tasting kit together with as many or as few wines as you like!
Kits are available for purchase at www.kfwe.com, and Kosher Wine Musings followers save $25 off the kit price with code MUSINGS. Don’t delay, kits are limited, and once they’re sold out, they’re gone.
Sign up now – and make sure to use my code MUSINGS to get the 10% off. I hope to see all of you online – enjoy, stay safe, and be well! The place to put the code is on the main page above the KFWV wine tasting kit.
Stay safe, be well, and enjoy!
Posted on January 28, 2021, in Israeli Wine, Kosher Wine, Wine, Wine Industry, Wine Tasting and tagged KFWE, Virtual. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
What are the machines that you are referring to that divide a 750mL bottle into 100mL bottles? I was wondering what impact this process would have on the wine such as being exposed to air weeks before you would drink it.
Also, what is your take on the impact of shipping on the wine? Should Royal be shipping them so that they have time to rest, such as 1-3 days.
For full openness:
– did you receive money or any other item of value from Royal or an affiliate for this post?
– are you receiving money or any other item of value from Royal or an affiliate for the use of the ‘MUSINGS’ discount code?
– will you be personally purchasing the tasting kit with your own funds?
Let me start by saying I HAVE NEVER and never will take ANY money for my blog or what I write. I am at times given wines to taste that I did not pay for, but as always, I write what I taste – not what the person sending me the wines wants to be said. I hope that is clear – I state it every year – but clearly, I did not make it clear enough – so thanks for asking.
Next, the machine is n to something I have intimate knowledge about. Still, it uses argon, but I do not think it was in a vacuum environment, but I am not sure on this matter.
Next, Shipping, being ground will have zero impact on the wine. I have never felt bottle shock from road travel or boat, just plane.
Finally, as stated – I do not get paid for anything I post, never have, and never will. If they send me a kit – or they give me a KFWE pass, like in the past, I state that and I am always honest in my review of the tasting or the outcome.
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