This is a festival I really enjoy going to every year. I happen to love the Marina in general as a setting - super chill and relxed - plus there are 3 decent kosher restaurants that are in the connected Arena Mall - Bistro 56, Lechem Basar & Papagaio Prime, so you can take a … Continue reading 2018 White Festival at the Hertzlia Marina
Each year as Pesach and spring approach, people start talking about Rosé. This makes sense especially in Israel where we have already seen the mercury hit above 34 °C (93 °F) a couple of times. I am not really going to go on about the various ways that Rosé is made - I think it is not … Continue reading Rosé Season is here – and is promising!
I though it might be interesting as a one off to review 2 wines at once - primarily because they are both the same varietal, produced by the same winery, in nominally the same style, at price points that are not magnitudes apart (though in actuality 1 does cost 40% less than the other). I … Continue reading A Tale of 2 (2017 Tabor) Gewürzes
This is the third entry in Tabor's Single Vineyard series. This wine puzzled me. On first pour, right out of the fridge at a temp of about 3-4 Celsius (38-40 Fahrenheit). No nose, no acid, some perceived sweetness. The body was watery. When it warmed up to lets say 5-6 Celsius flavors started coming out. … Continue reading 2016 Tabor, Single Vineyard, Shifon, Viognier
The annual Sommelier show took place in Tel Aviv last week on Monday and Tuesday. Plenty of people have written posts on Facebook already - and I am sure others will write detailed notes on the show and wines. Gonna skip that and give you a couple of highlights of the wine and overall impressions … Continue reading Sommelier 2018 – I Won’t Buy What You Don’t Let Me Taste
Our all Israeli RCC -Israel Shvat is a wrap - and it was spectacular! The food of Bracha Arnold has really never been better - every single bite was delicious. We also had some excellent surprises from the "bonus" bottles that were brought by participants - including a first taste of the new 2017 Latour … Continue reading RCC Israel #16