Tag Archives: Israel

The Much Maligned Merlot

#157 – December 30, 2014 I wanted to shine some well-deserved light on a varietal that cannot seem to garner any respect, regardless of what it does – the Much Maligned Merlot. As any reader of this newsletter knows I am a big believer in oenophilic diversity and think that limiting one’s self to any […]

Matar Winery

#278 – September 23, 2014 Despite the fact that the Pelter Winery has been non-kosher since its first vintage in 2002, anyone even slightly involved with Israel’s wine industry has not only heard of this boutique winery, but is also aware of its ranking near the upper echelon of Israeli wineries. While the fact that […]

Yatir Winery

#279 – October 3, 2014 As I have lamented here in the past, one of the problems in writing a weekly (or in my case, an “almost-weekly”) newsletter as opposed to a daily one, is that you have only so much real-estate to dedicate to any particular wine or winery. With nearly 100 kosher wineries […]