Israel’s Surprisingly Superb Wine

Wine is mentioned often in the Bible, and continues to play an important role in Jewish rituals.

By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Gershon Elinson/FLASH90

Now, Israeli wine has been highlighted by the magazine Wine Spectator, which is a type of “bible” to wine enthusiasts.


The latest issue of Wine Spectator was devoted to Israel’s wine industry, which the magazine found surprisingly good. Experts examined 120 Israeli wines, a full quarter of which were awarded at least 90 out of 100 points.


The review explained that while Israeli wines were originally intended for kosher-observant households, they are now also conquering the non-kosher world. The magazine further emphasized that there is no qualitative difference between a kosher and a non-kosher wine.


More and more gourmet restaurants around the world now have Israeli wines on the menu. For instance, trendy New York restaurant The Modern features four Israeli wines, a huge compliment to the local wine industry.

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