by: Adam Montefiore
Royal Wine took kosher winemaking out of the ghetto, away from the obviously Jewish areas, into the world's main winemaking regions
Royal Wine Corporation is the giant that leads the kosher wine world. In wine, the big guys often get stuck for being too successful or too dominant. However, in Royal's case, they have literally changed teh whole kosher wine market over the last 30 years. I want to pay tribute to their four major achievements.
Firstly, they led the move from sweet to dry and from simple to high quality. They weren't the first to make quality wines. Carmel Winery produced the first kosher wine aged in small oak barrels, its legendary Special Reserve 1976. The Golan Heights Winery brought New World technology to Israel. Hagafen was the first Californian Winery to make quality kosher wines.
But it was Royal that had the power to raise the entire kosher sector to a new promised land of wine quality.
Published By: The Jerusalem Post