2017 Razi’el

Sooner or later, everything old is new again.Stephen King In 2015 after 23 years operating in their original location in Ramat Raziel, Castel opened its new larger facility in Yad HaShmona. Besides providing greater capacity, the new winery provided state of the art technology to aid in creating some truly excellent wines. It also created … Continue reading 2017 Razi’el

Israel’s Supermarket Revolution? Notes on 3 wines from Egoz-Muscat

Over the last few months, a number of friends have been talking to me about something that they describe as hopefully the beginning of a revolution here in Israel. Quality wine available at the supermarket – much like it is in every country in the world. The two wines that have been causing this commotion … Continue reading Israel’s Supermarket Revolution? Notes on 3 wines from Egoz-Muscat

Covenant Israel Wine Club Dinner at Herbert Samuel Restaurant

At RCC’s I often lament the fact that we have excellent food and excellent wines, but it is logistically impossible to actually pair the two properly in advance. Sometimes it works out by chance, often times, the two pieces of the puzzle are enjoyed separately. Every once in a while, when planning a dinner at … Continue reading Covenant Israel Wine Club Dinner at Herbert Samuel Restaurant

France Trip 2019 – Part 4 – A Visit in Roanne with the QPR Kings of France – Taieb

If you read my last post, you can guess that we wanted to waste no time getting out of that nutty hotel in Lyon. So we woke up at 5:30 and made our way to the train station by foot. The trip from Lyon to Roanne is just over 2 hours. With no coffee, I … Continue reading France Trip 2019 – Part 4 – A Visit in Roanne with the QPR Kings of France – Taieb