HaKerem: Israeli Wine

26 Mar The English Voice Of Israeli Wine

By Gamliel Kronemer, this article first appeared in The Jewish Week With oenophilia running in his famous family, Adam Montefiore has quickly become the unofficial spokesman for Israel’s wine industry. Just don’t ask him to grade a bottle. In a glass by himself: From London’s largest brewery...

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18 Mar Yarden Single Vineyard

When writing about Israel’s largest wineries, it’s fruitless to write about all their dozens of different wines in one article so its prudent to taste their wines throughout the year. At the Israwinexpo 2012 in February , the Golan Heights Winery featured several Chardonnays and...

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17 Mar Recanati in Wine Advocate

Recanati Winery has gained some excellent scores in the Wine Advocate, the newsletter owned by Robert Parker. Robert Parker is the world's most famous wine critic. Mark Squires, a specialist in Israeli wines and part of Parker's team, did the tasting. Three of their wines scored...

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14 Mar Tsina Avidan, z”l

The small Israeli wine world is in shock at the premature, untimely death of Tsina Avidan, the owner and winemaker of Avidan Winery, one of the country’s most up and coming, fastest improving boutique wineries. A boutique winery should almost by definition be characterful and highly...

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09 Mar Snow In Yatir’s Vineyards

On Friday March 2nd 2012 it snowed in Yatir Forest. Yatir Forest is Israel’s largest planted forest. The vineyards of Yatir Winery lie within the forest at an elevation of 600 to 900 meters above sea level. Yatir Forest is the meeting place between the...

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05 Mar Binyamina Reserve Release

Recently, I attended a press release in Tel Aviv of Binyamina Reserve wines for 2012. First we tasted the 2011 Binyamina Reserve Gewurztraminer with a suggested retail price of 64 NIS.  With 12 grams of sugar/liter, this semi-dry wine is proof positive why Gewurztraminer is becoming...

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