HaKerem: Israeli Wine

21 Nov Learning about wine

Questions for anyone who happened to stop by this blog: When did you start learning about/appreciating wine? Why do you like wine? How do you learn about wine? Books? Which ones? Courses? Where? Winery tours? What countries/regions?...

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14 Nov Drunk with the flavor of success

If the words 'Israel' and 'wine' only make you think of the sweet sticky sacramental traditional syrup, think again. Israeli wineries today produce sparkling products that are winning prizes and fans worldwide. Last month, two wineries took the gold medal at Challenge International...

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13 Nov Carmel Young Selected

As a follow up to my post below about beaujolais, I have some information on the Carmel Young Selected 2007. These extremely young wines, as in past years, will be a Muscato and a Carignon. There will also be several other releases of 2007 wines...

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12 Nov Wine and food pairings

I’m not the expert in wine and food pairings but I know a few basics. Like a Moscat/Moscato is a great wine for a sweet dessert like cake or ice cream, but not the appropriate wine for a hearty meal. Yet, as I mentioned in...

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12 Nov Israeli wine pioneers are winning awards

From israelplug: In 1988, Eli-Gilbert Ben-Zaken decided to prove that Israeli wines could be up to European standard. He borrowed millions of dollars and started the Domaine du Castel Winery on a hillside near Jerusalem. The entrepreneur learned mostly from going to wine shows, tasting wines, reading...

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