David Rhodes, a wine expert and writer, began writing for ESRA 6 years ago, and looks both backwards and forward to the flourishing Israeli wine industry, which, despite its small size, continues to win more and more international wine competitions. There is a much wider variety of wines since 2009, and Mr. Rhodes gives a detailed run-down of the tremendous variety on the market today. "I am looking forward to what the next 5 years will bring".More...
David Rhodes tells the story of the Tishbi Winery established in 1985 in Binyamina by Jonathan Tishbi. This was the first break-off from the Carmel collective. Today it is the largest family-owned and operated winery in Israel. David gives a detailed overview of products and best buys from their winery, visitors’ centre (serving meals, tasting and tours), restaurant and café.More...
David Rhodes interviews Ido Lewinsohn who has worked in wineries in France, Italy and Australia. He is now part of the wine making team at Recanati Wines, as well as helping at his family’s cult winery. He believes that the Mediterranean grape varieties are very well suited for Israel’s climate but is always experimenting, growing different grapes and distilling a variety of wines.More...
David Rhodes reviews the Montefiore fine wines produced in the Montefiore Winery by co-founders Arnon Geva with siblings David and Rachel Montefiore, descendents on the famous Moses MontefioreMore...
Meet Lior and Yuval at the innovative Beer Bazaar they have opened in the Tel Aviv Shuk haCarmel.This popular venue provides customers with the largest selection of local beers from Israeli minibreweries available anywhere.More...
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