Galil

Top 18 RED

03/02/2010

1.    Binaymina Chosen Ruby Syrah + Viognie    $54.95    2005
2.    Chateau Rollan de By – Cru Bourgeois Medoc    45.99    2003
3.    Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon    31.95    2006
4.    Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot    24.95    2005
5.    Flor de primavera Peraj Ha’abib –

Top 18 ISRAELI

03/02/2010

1.    Dalton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon    $31.95*    2006
2.    Dalton Reserve Wild Yeast Viognier    15.95    2007
3.    Ella Valley Vineyards Merlot    24.95    2005
4.    Galil Mountain Yiron    21.95    2006
5.    Golan Cabernet Sauvignon    11.95    2007

For The Love Of Israeli Wines

Special To The Jewish Week
03/02/2010

One red wine was  compared to a really great passionate kiss. Another was praised as earthy, like wet leaves, like the earth itself.

Participants in the Israeli Wine Lovers Club are encouraged to share their reactions to the wines they taste, to speak about aromas, flavors, oakiness, acidity, balance and, mostly, how all of the above strikes their palettes.

Great Grapes For ‘09

01/26/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

For a wine critic, the first column of a new year is often a good opportunity to remember the best — and try to forget the worst — wines tasted in the previous year. While it is impossible to taste all of the more than 1,300 kosher wines produced around the world, the past year has given me the opportunity to taste some truly splendid wines, from bold Napa Valley reds to bubbly bruts made in the heart of Champagne. So for this month’s Fruit of The Vine, what follows is my Top Ten list for 2009.

For The Love Of Israeli Wines

Special To The Jewish Week
11/17/2009
One red wine was  compared to a really great passionate kiss. Another was praised as earthy, like wet leaves, like the earth itself. Participants in the Israeli Wine Lovers Club are encouraged to share their reactions to the wines they taste, to speak about aromas, flavors, oakiness, acidity, balance and, mostly, how all of the above strikes their palettes.

Rambam In Hebron

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 (Everything below is excerpted from an e-mail sent by Hebron’s David Wilder)   In 1165 Moshe ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or the Rambam, visited Eretz Yisrael. In the preface to his commentary on the Talmudic tractate of Rosh Hashana he writes of his visit to Hebron.  

Suddenly Everyone Wants Safed

06/20/2003
Associate Editor
For the first time, a son of Safed is prime minister. All right, so Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is the Palestinian prime minister, but Israelís fate is in his hands as much as anyoneís. When he insists that peace depends on Israel recognizing the Arab right of return, heís talking about himself and heís talking about Safed.
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