An oasis of wine in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel01-10-2018

A brief “vacation” last year was spent zipping around Israel to see bits I hadn’t seen during my first trip in 2014. The main population centers of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are in the dead... more>

Recanati – Reserve Wild Carignan 201519-02-2018

It was 2014 and I was dining in Tel Aviv, bearing witness to a night that wore on with seemingly countless bottles emerging. Despite all that had come before, it took just one, a Carignan... more>
Judean Hills gents: Golan Flam, Doron Rav Hon, Eli-Gilbert Ben-Zaken, Eran Pick MW

An update on Israeli wines30-08-2017

It’s something of an interesting time for the wines of Israeli as a number of the very quality-conscious producers are digging into that third dimension of wine, “terroir”. They’re working to further flesh out and... more>

The future of wine, is seemingly up19-11-2014

For anyone who hops around the wine world, you start to notice a common thread which is that the highest elevation vineyards produce some of the most interesting wines. It’s not a fact that they... more>

Revisiting Israeli Wines02-11-2014

Back in March, I was invited by Kinetis for a tour of Israeli wines. I happily accepted and spent a week jamming around every corner of the country to see what they offered given that... more>

An introduction to Israeli wine30-03-2014

It’s no secret that wine is made in Israeli. In fact, it’s been going on for thousands of years, but if you were to ask most wine writers about it, they would likely scoff at... more>