KFWE Miami & Q.P.R....The Wines That Have It All - Joy of Kosher

Each year Kosher Food & Wine Miami teams up with WIZO, an organization dedicated to providing over 800 social and educational projects to Israel's less fortunate citizens. The event is a kosher food & wine lovers dream come true with over 30 world-class kosher wineries, 20 exquisite restaurants and food caterers, and more than 1,500 guests. 

Attendees at KFWE Miami Photo Credit: SVE Productions 

Attendees at KFWE Miami Photo Credit: SVE Productions 

This years' event took place at the Turnberry Isles Resort in Aventura, Florida the second night of Hanukkah. While sipping some of the best kosher wines around along with wine expert Gabriel Geller as our guide, we compiled a list of our favorite 'QPR' wines from KFWE. 

Psagot Winery attended all the way from the hills of Jerusalem. Photo Credit: SVE Productions

Psagot Winery attended all the way from the hills of Jerusalem. Photo Credit: SVE Productions

QPR, or Quality-to-Price-Ratio refers to wines that are exceptional for their price point. These aren't the cheapest wines on the market, but they aren't the most expensive either. The thing to remember with these wines is you are getting tremendous value for the money you spend. These are wines whose quality and taste transcend its price point. 

The Wines That Will Impress Any Wine Snob

1: Chateau Fourcas Dupre

Made in France, this wine is comprised of a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, with some Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot contributing complexity and structure. $29.99

Made in France, this wine is comprised of a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, with some Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot contributing complexity and structure. $29.99

 2. Carmel Kayoumi Shiraz

The Shiraz grapes used in making this fine wine were sourced from the Kayoumi Vineyard in the foothills of Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee. $34.99

The Shiraz grapes used in making this fine wine were sourced from the Kayoumi Vineyard in the foothills of Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee. $34.99

3. Elvi Herenza Rioja

Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes from the vineyards in northern Spain, and aged for 14 months in French and American oak casks. The coloring and flavor resembles cherries and red currants with hints of pepper and cloves. $25.99

Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes from the vineyards in northern Spain, and aged for 14 months in French and American oak casks. The coloring and flavor resembles cherries and red currants with hints of pepper and cloves. $25.99

4. Herzog Alexander Valley Cabernet

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Alexander Valley in California, this complex wine has depth of flavor with layers of currant, plum, wild berry, spice and cedar. Long elegant aftertaste. Pairs well with roasts and hearty food. $35

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Alexander Valley in California, this complex wine has depth of flavor with layers of currant, plum, wild berry, spice and cedar. Long elegant aftertaste. Pairs well with roasts and hearty food. $35

5. Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc

This New Zealand wine has a super crisp mouth feel, light to medium body and the subtle flavors of melon and gooseberry. Pairs well with pasta, fish & cheesecake. $19.99

This New Zealand wine has a super crisp mouth feel, light to medium body and the subtle flavors of melon and gooseberry. Pairs well with pasta, fish & cheesecake. $19.99

SOME EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Photo Credit: SVE Productions

Events by Executive Caterers brought a Latin American flair to the event. 

Events by Executive Caterers brought a Latin American flair to the event. 

Arepas with pulled beef & sweet plantains 

Arepas with pulled beef & sweet plantains 

Executive Chef Itzik Mizrachi Barak of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, represented modern Israeli cuisine with this fresh tuna tartare inspired by tabouleh. 

Executive Chef Itzik Mizrachi Barak of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, represented modern Israeli cuisine with this fresh tuna tartare inspired by tabouleh. 

Some of the best kosher sushi offered up by 26 Sushi & Tapas.

Some of the best kosher sushi offered up by 26 Sushi & Tapas.

Tuna avocado roll with fresh salmon by 26 Sushi & Tapas

Tuna avocado roll with fresh salmon by 26 Sushi & Tapas

Event vibes. 

Event vibes. 

Pastry was a big theme at the show. Anna Paz's cakes were standout. 

Pastry was a big theme at the show. Anna Paz's cakes were standout.