Category: wine

Wines to Drink at the Pesach Seder this Year, and Why

Mar 22, 2021

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A trilogy of articles about the meaning of wine in Jewish tradition, and about quality kosher wines for Passover. Meir Soloveichik provides the Torah; Josh London recommends wines from the US and Europe, and I suggest Israeli wines for the five seder cups.

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Wine: A drink for all occasions (Purim)

Feb 26, 2021

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My semi-annual guide to superb Israeli wines – for effacing enemies on Purim and celebrating freedom on Pesach. With wines from Bin-Nun, Castel, Drimia, Flam, Hayotzer, Lueria, Mayacamas, Netofa, Oryah, Shiloh, Teperberg, Yatir – and Mayacamas.

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A Taste of Israeli Wines, for Tu BeShvat (video)

Jan 28, 2021

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To mark Tu BeShvat, the holiday celebrating fruit from the Land of Israel, the World Mizrachi movement invited me to produce a wine TV program. To this end, I interviewed five top Israeli winemakers and tasted their best wines along with them.

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Al Pri Gafna: Israeli Wine Wonders

Apr 17, 2020

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A post-Pesach review of top Israeli red wines from Bat Shlomo, Binnun, Castel, Drimia, Galil, Gros, Flam, Hayotzer, La Foret Blanche, Lueria, Matar, Psagot, Ramot Naftaly, Shiloh, Teperberg, Tura, Tzora and Tzuba.

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Israel’s strategic advantage in winemaking

Jul 26, 2019

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My summertime review of reds from several boutique Israeli wineries: Dadah, Drimia, Five Stones, Flam, Gros, Lueria, Matar, Maresha, Midbar, Oryah, Ramot Naftaly, Tura and Vitkin.

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Invest in your Israeli wine palate

Feb 1, 2019

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Tasting notes on 20 kosher wines: From Israel: Beit El, Stern, Scoria, Binnun, Nevo, Five Stones, Covenant, Hayotzer, Jerusalem, Tzuba, Ramat Naftaly, Lueria, Tura, Gvaot, Bat Shlomo, Flam, Psagot, and Yatir; and Elvi (Spain) and Mayacamas (US).

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Celebrating Golan wines

Aug 16, 2018

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To boost the beleaguered businesses and hardy residents of the Golan Heights – hit by bacterial infections and the security situation – here is a guide to good drinking of kosher Israeli wines from the Golan, and beyond.

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Kosher wines for Shushan Purim

Mar 2, 2018

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To mark Purim in Jerusalem today, I offer my semi-annual guide to good drinking of current kosher Israeli wines. Read about some great/favorite Israeli wines from Arza, Teperberg, Tabor, Covenant, Tura, Bat Shlomo, Shilo, Gvaot, Netofa, Psagot, Binyamina, and Castel. Also: Tzafona icewine from Canada!

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Repentance through wine

Sep 8, 2017

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My semi-annual guide to good drinking of current kosher Israeli wines. I comment on wines from Gross, La Citadelle de Diamant, Eshet Lot, Covenant, Galil Mountain, Livni, Teperberg, Montefiore, Tura, Carmel, Yatir and Flam wineries. To all readers who haven’t yet learned to appreciate the fine wines of Israel, I say that it’s time for you to do teshuva, to repent!

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Purim drink and diplomacy

Mar 3, 2017

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Even if he does nothing else, US President Donald Trump already has helped Israel regain a significant degree of defensive strength by rejecting ‘daylight’ as strategic policy, and instead warmly embracing Prime Minister Netanyahu as an intimate ally. This is good enough reason to raise a glass of wine and toast Israel’s improved diplomatic fortunes.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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