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Be a Part of Israel’s Startup Winery

Israel’s Startup Winery, Jezreel Valley Winery, co-founded by high tech entrepreneur Jacob Ner-David and Yehuda Nahar, is looking for funding. Using a new innovative funding model called crowdfunding, they are giving supporters of Israel and lovers of wine an opportunity to contribute to building this new, amazing winery. Crowdfunding is a way in which many […]

Launch of New Wine Guide

The New Israeli Wine Guide has been launched at the new branch of Derech Ha’Yayin in Tel Aviv. The authors, Yair Gath and Gal Zohar, presented their selection of the ‘Best Seventy’ wines in Israel. Guests gathered from every part of the wine business, to receive a card with two QR codes on it. One […]

The New Israeli Wine Guide

When Daniel Rogov passed away there was a real void left in the Israeli wine world. Rogov’s Guide to Israeli Wine was one of the most important books in the Israeli wine world, providing a comprehensive guide to hundreds of Israeli wines, including tasting notes and scores – notably in English (Rogov was raised in […]

Montefiore Winery: The Tradition Continues

The history of the Israeli wine industry is an illustrious story, beginning with the Bible and continuing today. But, the modern Israeli wine industry owes tremendous debt to the Montefiore family. Sir Moses Montefiore was the first to urge the Jews in Israel to work the land and plant vines. He made tremendous contributions to […]

Crème de la Crème – The Best Wines of 2012

This post includes the best Israeli wines I tasted in 2012 (for a more comprehensive list, including non-Israeli wines, check out my website). As with prior years, in addition to the “best” wines of 2012, I have also included a list of the most interesting and exciting wines I tasted this year – many of […]

Divine Vintage

‘Divine Vintage’ is a newly published book which provides a window into the ancient world of wine, and ends up in modern times. It follows the biblical wine route, and includes Canaan, Ancient Israel and the State of Israel. It delves into the area where wine culture was born and examines the recent quality revival […]

Wine Route of Israel – New, Revised & Updated

The third edition of The Wine Route of Israel has been published by Cordinata. The book is the most comprehensive overview of the Israeli wine industry to date. This coffee table book contains over 250 pages in full color, with photographs of wineries, winemakers, vineyards and wines. It will be an excellent gift to the […]

The Ultimate Rogov Guide

Buy The Ultimate Rogov’s Guide to Israeli Wines The following is printed with permission of the author The ultimate, and final, Rogov Guide has been published. It contains nearly 687 pages. Last years version had a mere 603 pages! This year there is no International kosher wine Guide, nor a version in Hebrew. The book is […]

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Bottom Up or Top Down? How the Israeli wine industry promotes itself

The Jerusalem Post blogger Levi Shapiro has a new post about my two favorite Israeli wine folk: Daniel Rogov, Israel’s premier wine critic, and Adam Montefiore, Israel’s premier international wine marketer, often referred to (though he humbly laughs at the claim) as “The Ambassador of Israeli Wine.” Not surprisingly, the two most important figures for […]

Getting to Know Israel’s Wine Country: Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator featured an article about Israeli wine in September. Getting to Know Israel’s Wine Country With more than 200 wineries, five wine regions and a new focus on quality, Israel has plenty to explore. Learn more from three of its leading winemakers Read  the article on Wine Spectator’s website

Israeli Wine in Washington, DC

My Israeli wine buddy Richard Shaffer of Israeli Wine Direct has just placed Israeli wine in my favorite city and hometown: Washington DC Watch his video