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  • New York’s and Israel’s grape expectations

    2 weeks ago

    It’s not exactly a case of sour grapes. In fact, it’s too many cases of sweet grapes.

    New York Sen. Charles Schumer is pressing Israel to lower its tariff on grape juice so that New York State farmers, who are stuck with a bumper crop of grapes this year, can more effectively...

  • What did King David drink? Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations

    September 30, 2014 | 12:15 pm

    The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Drori’s palm looks like it’s full of black pebbles.

    Closing the box quickly, he explains that it cannot be open for long. The pebble-like pieces, which were uncovered in an archaeological dig near Jerusalem’s Old City, are in fact remains of a...

  • Perfect Summer Sangria [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 14, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Sangria is tricky. Made well, it is a mouth-enlivening sensory experience formed by the perfect marriage between earthy notes of good wine and the sweet acidity of juicy fruits.

    At worst, it is a hangover that doesn’t quit and a headache that splits temples in two. I’ve been...

  • Not your grandfather’s Israeli wine

    February 20, 2013 | 8:57 am

    You can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine from one of Israel’s big five wineries — Carmel, Barkan, Golan Heights, Binyamina, Teperberg — or from other well-known brands whose consistent quality has earned them a solid place on American retail shelves, such as Tishbi, Dalton, Galil...

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  • Finally —delicious kosher wine

    By Jeff Smith

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Wine and vineyards have been part of Israel's landscape from the beginning of biblical times, with references that include the drunken behavior of several patriarchs of Judaism, including Lot and King David. Despite this storied history, most of the wine was kosher, made in the...
  • Meet that little old winemaker, Ben-Zaken

    By Meredith Price

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    A narrow, winding road through the verdant Judean valley leads up to the Domaine du Castel winery. Just a few kilometers away from Jerusalem and nestled atop a small peak in the residential Ramat Raziel Moshav, the vineyard overlooks a natural landscape of gentle, rolling hills. In...
  • Wine, Women, Song

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As the daylight hours dwindle down to a precious few, and hurricanes, fires and floods give the distinct feeling that the world is indeed coming to an end, let's turn our thoughts to two of the things that make so many Jews so happy: wine and Hawaii.

    That's where Judd and Holly...

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