HaKerem: Israeli Wine

08 Jan Three jeers for three-tiers!

This doesn't relate directly to Israeli wine (except insofar as Richard and others are trying to bring Israeli wines direct to American consumers, skipping wholesalers and retailers) but since it talks about Maryland, where I'm from, and relates to why I can't get good wine...

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05 Jan Wine for the Winter

From the Jerusalem Post,Byline: Ofer Zemach As we roll into winter our heads fill with thoughts of roaring fires and cashmere sweaters. It may be worth remembering that a glass of red wine can be just as comforting and often more accessible. ...

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04 Jan Wine tourism in Israel

Israel has a tremendous wine route and in late-February I will be going on an extensive tour of several Israeli wineries with some visiting guests. However, I was wondering if anyone knows of tour guides or tour companies specializing in Israeli wine tours. The several...

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04 Jan ISRAEL21c covers Parker

ISRAEL21c has finally covered the Parker story, although I wish it was a bit more detailed (they could have asked me - but OK, to be fair, I didn't propose it. Among many others, I'm sure, I brought this story to their attention a few...

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01 Jan Happy New Year

Well, New Year's isn't a holiday in Israel and I had work today so I didn't break out the bubbly (although I finished a disgusting bottle of the 2005 Bartenura Pinot Grigio. It's an Italian wine, don't worry!) ...

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24 Dec Wine Advocate Scores

Below are the scores for the Wine Advocate article on Israeli wines by Mark Squires. Robert Parker also sat in on the tastings, and tasted himself. IsraelWines.co.il also has the scores, in descending order. You can see the notes of the WA's scoring system here However, note that...

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24 Dec Historic Tasting for Israel

From the IsraelWines.co.il site: The Wine Advocate’s first generic tasting of Israeli wines resulted in a resounding success, which will encourage the whole industry. The Wine Advocate is the mouthpiece of Robert Parker, the world’s most powerful and influential wine critic. No less than 14 wines scored...

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23 Dec International wine in Israel

Well, I can't just drink Israeli wine all the time. This past Thursday, I returned to Jerusalem's Wine Hall – a relatively new but top wine store in downtown Jerusalem – for a tasting of the California Herzog line of wines. As you may recall,...

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