This year, Royal Wines and its wine producing arm, Herzog Cellars, will once again be hosting wine festivals. For the past four years, Royal has had a wine event in New York, to showcase their wines before Passover, as that is one of the busiest times of year for kosher wine stores. Think of it as the Black Friday for kosher wine producers, importers, and stores. Well, to further showcase their California winery, Three years ago, Royal Wines started a west coast version of the wine festival. I have had the great luck to be part of the past two International Food & Wine Festivals. The first International Food & Wine Festival was grand, with many wine vintners; tons of great wine, and great food. The second International Food & Wine Festival was a huge success, with some new and returning vintners; some great new wines, and as usual Chef Todd Aaron showcased his wares from his world class Tierra Sur Restaurant.
The New York event will be on Monday February 1st! This is the first year that the New York event comes before the Herzog Cellar wine festival. Also, Adam Montefiore (of Carmel & Yatir) will be at the New York event, but not at the west coast Wine Festival – which is a real bummer!!!!
The West Coast event – the 2010 International Food & Wine Festival will be on Wednesday, February 3rd.
Hopefully we will see you all at the 2010 International Food & Wine Festival this coming Wednesday! Please remember that you should not drink and drive. So, please get a designated driver, or get a room at many of the hotels near the winery!