Israeli Wines

An oasis of wine in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

by  |  01-10-2018

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 »

Mitzpe Ramon: Israeli wine blossoms in the Negev

by  |  18-05-2018

Walking the trails of the Makhtesh Ramon in Southern Israeli exposes one to 200 million years of history. When an ancient ocean that covered the area receded, this makhtesh, or what is more simply, yet... more »

In The Glass: Recanati – Reserve Wild Carignan 2015

by  |  19-02-2018

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 wines

by  |  30-08-2017

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 »

Israel digs into its terroir

by  |  09-07-2017

Showing how important both first impressions are as well as branding, if you ask any American what they think about Kosher wine, no matter their tastes in wine or worship, a sneering face will present... more »

The future of wine, is seemingly up

by  |  19-11-2014

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 Wines

by  |  02-11-2014

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 »

Thoughts, musings, and general ideas on the current state of Israeli wine

by  |  10-04-2014

Following are my general impressions of how the Israeli wine industry sits currently. Note that this is based solely upon my week spent there at the invitation of Kinetis which covered the history, middle of... more »

The wines of Northen Israel: Galilee & Golan Heights

by  |  06-04-2014

The general perception of Israel in most people’s mind is how it looks in the Negev Desert, but the reality is that a good deal more of it looks like the northern reaches of Galilee... more »

In to the belly of Israeli wine: Judean Hills, Samson, & Shomron

by  |  02-04-2014

In starting, it’s important to note that definitive wine regions in Israel are something of an abstract idea, especially as there is an insane wealth of history behind them and their shifting borders over the... more »