Kerem (כרם) means “vineyard” in Hebrew. The word comes from the Bible, which was written in Israel. Throughout the Bible, there is mention of wine, showcasing the two-thousand year-old history of Israeli wine. Yet, despite a modern wine industry that is making some of the world’s best wine Israeli wine is not known outside of a very select elite abroad.
My family has been in the wine business for generations, and I think it’s about time that I – part of Generation Y – continue that tradition to bring Israeli wine to a global audience and also explore issues unique to the younger and newest generation of wine consumers, of which I am a part of.
HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog (http://www.israeli-wine.org) is here to bring the latest and also the greatest on the Israeli wine world — from the latest releases, to an exploration of the over 150 different wineries in Israel, to a discussion — and please join in — on how to help the world discover this hidden gem: יין ישראלי (Israeli wine). L’chaim!