Judean Hills Wine Festival 2019

Judean Hills Wine Festival 2019

The 21st Judean Hills/Mateh Yehudah Wine Festival The 21st annual Judean Hills Wine Festival kicks off on Thursday, 5 December 2019 with a large event at Park Mini Israel featuring tastings from around 30 local wineries. The event will also have food stalls, live jazz music and wine workshops. Tickets cost NIS 60 per person [...]

Toasting the Best of Israeli Wines at TerraVino 2019

Toasting the Best of Israeli Wines at TerraVino 2019

Last week the 14th TerraVino Israel competition took place at the Cramim Spa Hotel in Kiryat Anavim near Jerusalem. I was honored to be invited to witness the judging process of the competition, which involved the blind tasting of over 600 wines and spirits by 40 wine judges from Israel and abroad. The anonymous scoring [...]

Top 10 Winery Visits in Northern Israel

Top 10 Winery Visits in Northern Israel

This post is the second in a series of posts about wineries around Israel. The first post was Top 10 Jerusalem Area Winery Visits. When deciding which wineries to include, I consider the overall experience, the setting of the winery, the knowledge and friendliness of staff/hosts and the food served. Here are some of my [...]

Top 10 Jerusalem Area Winery Visits

Top 10 Jerusalem Area Winery Visits

Israel has been producing wine since Biblical times, but only recently has Israeli wine been put on the map in its own right, and not just with kosher consumers. Some people believe that kosher wine is inferior in quality, however, it is my belief that a well-made kosher wine is good, and a poorly made [...]

Jerusalem Wine Festival 2019 – Debbest Review

Jerusalem Wine Festival 2019 – Debbest Review

The Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum is one of my favorite events of the year. I always try to go on the first night as it is normally the quieter and some wineries will open their more interesting wines. Overall there were fewer stands this year but that actually gave more room for [...]