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KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yehoshua Werth » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:18 pm

Just out :)

KFWE February 4 2013

Kosher Food and Wine Experience

last two years were solid THOUGHTS?

NYC USA
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by David Raccah » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:04 am

February! Really - WOW that is early? Gary - what about the west coast version?

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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by David Raccah » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:54 pm

The dates are in:

New York based KFWE - Feb 4
LA Based IFWF - Feb 6

Get your drinking hats on!
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yehoshua Werth » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:39 pm

So want to see some new vintages of French 09' or 10'

love to taste the Non-Mevushal Shilo Legend

Looking to see the new vintages of Flam Classico and otherwise

09' Barkan Superior Pinotage?

New Single Vinyard Herzog after Sonoma Cab(ala BR Kohn)
09' Carmel Med?
09' Vintages of Hagafen Cab & Otherwise?
09' Segals Un-Filtered
07' Shilo Mosaic? 06' was and is wonderful


What are you looking to taste or have heard is coming out??
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by gaston k » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Any more info on the LA-based event on the 6th? Have a crew from NYC thinking of trying it out West-Coast style...
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Gary J » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:01 pm

gaston k wrote:Any more info on the LA-based event on the 6th? Have a crew from NYC thinking of trying it out West-Coast style...


Great idea...I have some friends that do it.

What other info do you need? Feel free to PM me...
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yossie Horwitz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:09 pm

I am hoping to make it to the LA one this year as well! BTW - got an early bird special in the mail today. Use EARLYBIRD30 for $30 off tickets through Friday. I know its early but its one of the best wine events of the year and $30 off is pretty much the best discount I have seen, so likely worth buying now if you intend to go.
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by gaston k » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:59 pm

Unfortunately looks like schedule will derail the LA visit. But thanks Yossi for the code to the NYC event.
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Bill Coleman » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:02 am

Yossie Horwitz wrote:I am hoping to make it to the LA one this year as well! BTW - got an early bird special in the mail today. Use EARLYBIRD30 for $30 off tickets through Friday. I know its early but its one of the best wine events of the year and $30 off is pretty much the best discount I have seen, so likely worth buying now if you intend to go.

We attended the West Coast event last year and had a wonderful time. Can't decide whether to spring for LA or NYC this year (Chicago is in-between). Any advice?
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yossie Horwitz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:29 am

I have never been to the WC event (this will be my first year) but it seems like the NYC one has many more wines and winemakers while the WC event is more intimate with better food. Raccah has been to both and will likely have a more informed view on this.
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by David Raccah » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:32 pm

Bill come on be a real roadie and go to all THREE!!! Like Yossie has said, the LA event is more about the food and less about the wines. Year after year, the LA event is minus many of the great Israeli and Spanish brands and vintages. This year, I hear from many of the Royal wineries that they will 100% be at both - time will tell! The food at the NY events is fine, but it is more about the restaurants doing advertisement, rather than Todd showing off. Trust me - you want Todd showing off!!! So, if you are a hard core foodie - LA, if you are a hard core Wino - NYC, if you are in between - choose NYC, but get in before the crowds and get in for the wine industry start time. The only real con to the NY event is the crowd at the non-industry event time.

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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yossie Horwitz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:16 pm

By three, I am assuming you are referring to the London one?
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by David Raccah » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:13 pm

I heard Midwest was getting one as well this year
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by David Raccah » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:46 am

OK - no midwest - my mistake. Last year, a few wineries made a dinner in between the dates for their own interest, not a Royal event - again my bad. From what I hear, there are many new wines. Many that I have tasted through in Israel, and are just part of the new crop of vintages. According to Gary L, there are a bunch of new and interesting wines coming to this event.

Last year, I REALLY felt the main difference was the fact that the wines were not rehashes, but new vintages, some good, some bad, and some great! Seeing the new vintages already filling up Gotham and Skyview's website - tells me the very vintages that are new and cool in Israel are here now or will be here soon.

Along with all that Gary is promising some cool fun wines - so look like it will be fun!
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Craig Winchell » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:26 am

I must say that the LA events were a treat, and last year's especially so because I was able to finally meet the Colemans, who had been part of my life for years. And also because my son Gedalia David was able to pour, and so was able to meet people who could be in a position to find him a shidduch within the rich and powerful Herzog clan (grin- wouldn't that be a hoot) or advance his career in marketing or management (note to self- find a way to have him hobnob with the Ghermazians- I hear the skiing is great in Edmonton).
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yossie Horwitz » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:51 pm

One aspect I am especially interested in, is whether (similar to what happened last year), many of the wines that showed so nicely/promisingly when tasted in Israel are markedly different (i.e. worse) when tasted on our shores...
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Elchonon Hellinger » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:49 am

Gary... capcanes 3 new labels ?!?!

Can we get '07-'09 on many of the wines.. I am sorry but I find '10 too young..

iyh i'll be there.. my flight to israel is feb 6, if i can change i'll hit the west coast and try to survive hard drinking over a 3 day period lol

Also, whens this on sale next ?
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Elchonon Hellinger » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:28 am

ticket booked, do we get a wine's poured list ?
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Gary J » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:42 am

Elchonon Hellinger wrote:ticket booked, do we get a wine's poured list ?


We should be posting the complete tasting guide early next week. Will do my best to remember to let y'all know when it has been posted. It will include wines being poured as well as dishes being served by the various restaurants...
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Elchonon Hellinger » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:04 am

Gary J wrote:
Elchonon Hellinger wrote:ticket booked, do we get a wine's poured list ?


We should be posting the complete tasting guide early next week. Will do my best to remember to let y'all know when it has been posted. It will include wines being poured as well as dishes being served by the various restaurants...


Yes!! thanks!!

What about the status of vinturi's ? can we add these ?
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Yossie Horwitz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Well the wine listed hasn't been posted yet, but here is the link to the list of restaurants and caterers who will be plying thier wares, along with some notable dishes to be served. Also included is the Tierra Sur lineup for IFWF2013!

http://goo.gl/s1wX4

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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Josh Kramer » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:56 pm

That looks like an amazing line up of vendors, and great dishes too!
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Gabriel Geller » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:03 pm

That's cruel! Salivating...
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Re: KFWE February 4 2013 NYC

by Andrew B » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:10 pm

Yossie Horwitz wrote:Also included is the Tierra Sur lineup for IFWF2013!


One thing missing from the list is the name "Todd Aarons" as the chef. Has he stepped back?
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