Category: wine

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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
Israel’s rising and rousing wine industry is a grand strategic asset! This week, one of the world’s top wine journals, Wine Spectator, devoted its cover story to Israeli wines with the headline “Surprising quality from an emerging region.” And the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, similarly just ranked a few Israeli wines as world class. Here are some of their picks, and mine.
For Shushan Purim, meet ten top Israeli winemakers: Shiki Rauchberger of Teperberg, Dr. Shivi Drori of Gvaot, Vered and Erez Ben-Saadon of Tura, Pierre Miodownick of Domaine Netofa, Jacques Capsouto of Capsouto, Eran Goldwasser and Ya’acov Ben Dor of Yatir, Eli Ben-Zaken of Domaine du Castel, Yisrael Flam of Flam, Ya’acov Berg of Psagot, and Sam Soroka of Jerusalem Winery.
It turns out that Israel is blessed with natural resources after all – gas, water and wine! As for wine: This is a wonderful time for Israel Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Mediterranean blend wines.
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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