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MARCH 6, 2008 [Israel, Napa] Wine expert - what are the qualifications??
I spoke with many people throughout the evening about topics ranging from Israeli wines in general, to more specific Israeli boutique wineries, as well as the idea that wine from Israel is (and should be) Israeli wine and not kosher wine - as is often the misconception. That said a travesty took place in Israel today when 2 terrorists infiltrated a Jerusalem Yeshiva (school for Judaic studies) and opened fire - killing 8 and injuring scores of others.
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JUNE 29, 2008 [Israel, Napa] Less know wine region(s) in the news
But any post about Israeli wines will be elaborate and hopefully include some specific news/update describing progress concerning my previously discussed Israel Wine Project. They are also often (but certainly not always) more affordable than their southernly neighbors from Napa. But comparing it to Washington state ( a region that according to Daniel had but 4 wineries just 14 years ago - relatively young like Israel) many wines seem comparably priced.
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JANUARY 14, 2008 [Israel, Napa] Wine Industry Professionals
It is after 3AM and I have not slept much since getting to Israel 5 days ago. The same can be said about those what worked in the trade while I was working in Napa. And truth be told there are wineries and winemakers in both California and Israel whom I met and did not like one bit. Happy Monday and L'Chaim from ISRAEL!!!
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JANUARY 10, 2008 [Israel, Napa] Going GREEN with your wine drinking
I arrived in Israel a little more than 36 hours ago and I've already begun to run around the country to meet with my wonderful friends in the wine business out here. A Napa Valley wine can emit 2.6 And Israeli wines are more carbon friendly than our own domestic Napa wines - at least for those of us residing on the East Coast.
WINE TASTING GUY [Israel, Napa] Blind Tasting
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2008
I also like blind tasting as a result of an experience from my time working in the lab at a Napa
custom crush. I just enjoyed another article written by Laurie Daniel for the San Jose Mercury News. This one titled "Blind tasting Can Be A Real Eye-Opener". OK, the title is a little old-man-pun style, and the article was written citing some recent research done by Standford Business School and California Institute of technology (regarding how price influences people's appreciation of wine).but MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY [Israel, Napa] Bio
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
I was preparing to go to Israel
for my brothers wedding so I decided that the country where wine (may have) all started (some 3000 years ago) would be the place for me to begin to truly learn about wine. I dropped everything, sublet my Manhattan apartment and went to Israel
to learn as much as I could about wine, as well as to get a better understanding of why Isra eli wine had as of yet been unsuccessful in penetrating the mainstream international wine market. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY [Israel, Napa] Highly regarded WINE BAR
| TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008
They even have wines from Israel
(which you all know I think is great) as well as a very enviable "reserve list" mainly comprised of Bordeaux & Burgundy (with some Napa
Cab, & Barbaresco thrown in for good measure) ranging in price from about $200 per bottle up to $1750 for a 2000 Chateau Margaux. As reported in my previous post, I did in fact make it out to a wine bar tonight. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY [Israel, Napa] Red Wine giving you a headache?
| SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2008
I have also been plugging away at my Israel
wine project. I had learned while taking a class at the CIA in Napa
that this reaction to wine as a result of SULFITES was a myth. Please accept my apologies for the infrequent posts of late. This pre-Passover wine season has me running around to tastings and writing all kinds of articles. BUT, I have not forgotten you, my loyal readers. I hope you find the following information both informative and useful. MORE >>
WINE TASTING GUY [Israel, Napa] BONDING over a shared love of wine
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
People I have met in Israel
or NYC. I have long been a fan of "male bonding". ing with my buddies. Yet I often laugh that men don't regularly engage in deep heartfelt conversation. The bonding is usually over women, sports, or some other common interest. Yet bonding of this sort only lasts SO long (in my experience). Real bonding requires a great shared history &/or a common passion, one as intricate and complex as wine. MORE >>
- [Israel, Napa] Subtle differences in wine WINE TASTING GUY | SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2008