Six Wineries and Breweries to Explore in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

Mar 15, 2014 12:00:59 PM

Six Wineries and Breweries to Explore in Israel

Whether you prefer wine or beer, Israel is a great place to explore new options amid growing industries. Consider these wineries and breweries as you plan your Israel vacation.

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Topics: Brewery, Enlightenment, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Israeli wines, Winery

Michael Solomonov's Culinary Israel

Posted by Gil Travel

Oct 10, 2013 3:23:11 PM

The first couple days of Chef Michael Solomonov's Culinary Tour of Israel

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Topics: Facts about Israel, group travel, Israeli wines, jerusalem

A Practical Guide to Food and Drink in Israel

Posted by Iris Hami

May 24, 2013 9:35:57 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
Israel used to be a practical early-to-bed and early-to-rise country, but in Tel Aviv, and increasingly elsewhere, late dining has become the trend.
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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, group travel, Israel Travel, Israeli wines

Kosher wine finally comes of age after centuries of misunderstanding.

Posted by Iris Hami

Mar 28, 2013 11:51:48 AM

KOSHER Wine … Definition and Explanation

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Fun stuff, Israeli wines

The Wines of Israel are Improving With Age.

Posted by Iris Hami

Mar 14, 2013 2:50:59 PM

THE WINES OF ISRAEL

An interesting fact is that although Israel has a long history of winemaking, the country does not have its own indigenous grape varieties. Over the centuries grape vines have been imported, planted and wine making in Israel has gone through all sorts of changes and was sometimes frowned upon and halted for hundreds of years! We previously spoke of the reorganization of winemaking in the late nineteenth century in Israel but nothing more important has happened to Israeli wine than in the past 30 years or so.

While researching this blog I learned a couple of interesting things concerning one of the most famous Israeli wine stories of all time. That would be Jesus’ first recorded “miracle” at a wedding of Cana in Galilee. First, he brewed up about

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Israeli wines

Israeli Wines: Serious Taste and Serious Business.

Posted by Iris Hami

Mar 7, 2013 3:15:59 PM

Israeli Wine

It has been quite a while since Jesus allegedly changed water into wine in Israel. Wine Making in a more common manner has been around for thousands of years. However, the modern Israeli wine industry was founded in the late Nineteenth Century by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, a French Aristocrat. He would be the same owner of the Bordeaux estate Chateau Laffite-Rothschild. It was good that the Baron bored of collecting art and decided to purchase land in Israel instead even though the wines produced from Rothschild’s Vineyards were not great and it was said, not much better than “the brews drunk by the Nabataea’s”. Flash forward to a century later in the 1980s when things changed and there began a renaissance in wine making in Israel and all over the world. People were traveling everywhere so much more often and in Israel people were discovering that wine was not only for Kiddush (Sanctification). They were also experiencing higher quality wine now than what was produced at home. This, along with the “French Paradox”

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, Israeli wines

ISRAELI WINES CONTINUE TO GET BETTER AND BETTER - CHEERS!

Posted by Iris Hami

Dec 28, 2012 9:56:45 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
Over the last several years, ISRAELI WINERIES have been winning more than their share of recognition and awards. Here, wine expert DAVID RHODES talks about "Keeping Score" and the difference between GOOD and GREAT Israeli Wine. "It's just wine, he says. Forget the Kosher stigma. Think of it as wine and go from there"! The challenge now is how Israel competes in the Marketplace.
http://www.wines-israel.co.il/Keeping%20Score
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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Israeli wines

Fascinating Ideas Concerning the FIRST CHRISTMAS and the Probable Menu for the FIRST CELEBRATION!

Posted by Iris Hami

Dec 21, 2012 10:03:11 AM

CULINARY IN ISRAEL
A FEAST FOR THE FIRST CHRISTMAS!! At a time of the year when CUISINE BLOGS are awash with recipes for cookies and "roast beast" for the CHRISTMAS FEAST, here is a notional menu for what the FIRST CHRISTMAS REPAST might have actually been like!
First up would be Jesus' actual birth-date which was more likely in late September. Second is the social class of the family and the observance of Kosher dietary laws. Joseph and Mary were Jews, the time of the year was quite comfortable and BETHLEHEM was a fertile at a good altitude and with much more rainfall than the rest of ISRAEL so food would be plentiful.
http://www.silkroadgourmet.com/
 
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Topics: Christian Travel, Culture and Heritage, Enlightenment, Facts about Israel, Fun stuff, Israel Travel, Israeli wines

KOSHER Wines Come of Age in ITALY! CHEERS!

Posted by Iris Hami

Nov 16, 2012 9:29:23 AM

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Topics: Israeli wines, Uncategorized

Mahane Yehuda: A Tour of the Middle Eastern Market

Posted by Iris Hami

Mar 18, 2009 1:24:42 AM

One of the greatest joys of being in the Middle East is the fantastic food. While there are supermarkets spread across Israel that could handle all of your shopping needs, it's so much more fun to go to the shuk!

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Topics: Culture and Heritage, Israel Travel, Israeli wines

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