Mony Syrah 2010 On opening this wine comes at you like a heavyweight champ at the ring of the bell. But Sam Saroka, winemaker at Mony Vineyard since 2009, advised me to decant this wine well before drinking. Not having a decanter, I poured the wine into glasses a full 45 minutes before drinking at
The best part of my day was my visit to the new Sphera Winery with owner and winemaker Doron Rav Hon.
Sphera Winery is located on Kibbutz Gat in the Southern Shephela Region.
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On Sunday evening, January 25th I organized a special wine tasting of Carignan wines from Israel, France and Sardinia that was led by Elizabeth Gabay MW. For most people Carignan is a wine grape variety that is either disparaged or unknown. Carignan is a very robust variety that can produce high yields with high acidity
Last week on one of the stormiest days in recent years, Israel’s third annual Beer Expo, BEERS 2013 opened at the Nokia Arena. BEERS 2013 was open from 2:00-5:00 PM to the trade, and from 5:00-11:00 PM to the general public with a modest entrance fee of 60 NIS ($16.00) for a tasting glass and
This past Friday, Ella Valley Vineyards hosted members of their Wine Club to the release of three new wines: Ella Valley Chardonnay 2011, Ella Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 and Vineyard’s Choice 32/35 2008. After a cold and stormy week, I shouldn’t have been surprised at the crowds that arrived at this event on the first sunny
On a crisp winter day, I headed to visit with winemaker Stephan Celniker at Yaffo Winery at the winery located in Moshav Neve Michael at the eastern extent of the Elah Valley. Stephen, the son of Moshe and Ann who started the winery in 1998 has a degree in agriculture from the Hebrew University and
Assaf Winery’s Shiraz Caesarea Reserve 2008 To be perfectly honest, I am not objective when it comes to Israeli Syrah/Shiraz wines. I believe that being at the southern fringe of the Northern hemisphere’s wine growing region gives the various Israeli terroirs a tremendous adventage with this Southern Rhone variety. This is a lovely Shiraz with
Photos from the Opening Event of the 14th Yehuda Vineyards and Wineries Wine Festival. The largest and oldest regional wine festival in Israel from the area with the highest concentration of wineries in the country.
Hidden away in the sleepy industrial zone of the Southern city of Kiryat Gat I encountered this Green Door at the end of a dead end street that is otherwise deserted. I came here to see Inga at work. Inga is a forty-year old German, big and noisy as well as hard to please if