HaKerem: Israeli Wine

05 Apr Golan Conquers Italy

The following is from wines-israel.com and reprinted with permission The Golan Heights Winery has been awarded the “Wine World Cup” by the Vinitaly wine tasting competition. It is a very competitive, stringently run competition with only 71 awards given out of 3,720 wines entered from 30 countries. It...

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30 Mar Rare Brandy Tasting

The following is from wines-israel.com and reprinted with permission. A rare and unique brandy tasting was recently held by Carmel Winery. It was held in the ‘Baron Edmond de Rothschild Tasting Room’ at ZichronYa’acov Wine Cellars. It was appropriately held at Purim and on St. Patrick’s...

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30 Mar Domaine du Castel Vertical Tasting

The following post is reprinted from wines-israel.com In a unique event, Eli Ben Zaken hosted the main wine critics of Israel and four very special international guests to a vertical tasting of Castel’s finest wines. Domaine du Castel was founded in 1992 by Eli Ben Zaken at...

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28 Mar Castel Hosts Famous Wine Writers

The following post is from wines-israel.com and reprinted with permission. Eli Ben Zaken, owner of Domaine du Castel, invited some of the world’s most famous wine personalities to Israel. They included Michel Bettane from France, Robert Joseph from England, Jan Van Lissom from the Netherlands, and Jeannie...

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25 Mar Women & Wine

The following article is reprinted with permission from wines-israel.com. Note that I believe that there are some errors in the discussion of Jewish law as some observant Jews hold no problem with women leading kiddush or serving as mashgichot (kosher supervisors). Or, as in the...

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25 Mar The Business of Israeli Wine

As some of my first posts showed, my core interests have always been wine marketing and the business of wine. Whether it's a post on wine sales in Israel or my second post on Marketing to the Millenials, the topic of business and wine have...

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22 Mar Margalit Awarded 93 Points

The following post is reprinted from wines-israel.com In the latest tasting of Israeli wines published by The Wine Advocate, the Israeli wines to stand out were: Margalit Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve 2007 93 points Margalit Kadita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 91 points Flam Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007 90 points Vitkin...

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21 Mar Jewish Week Tasting

The following is from wines-israel.com and reprinted with permission. The Jewish Week recently a tasting of kosher wines from around the world. Eight judges tasted 280 wines. The results are published in the 2nd Annual Jewish Week Kosher Wine Guide, which publishes the top 18 wines in...

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