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Snooth User: Daddyrednose

Hi. New here.

Posted by Daddyrednose, Jun 17.

Any ideas for a new trip in the fall to Israel?  Are there any recommendations for wines to try?

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Reply by outthere, Jun 17.

Sorry I can't help you with your question. Hopefully someone here can. With that said, don't let this be just a drive-by. Come back and converse with us. We won't bite.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Jun 17.

Now that's a unique name DaddyRedNose.  When I found Big Al already taken, I went for Really Big Al and most people are ok with that.  As OT stated, I also have no ideas on what to try in Israel.  However, here's a link to get you started:  http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/WhatToDo/Culture/Pages/The-Wine-Routes-of-Israel.aspx ; it appears they used to produce mostly white wines but now it's switched to more red than white. 

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 17.

Welcome, DRN!

Depending on your budget, you should try to get ahold of some Chateau Musar, though that is from Lebanon. Very interesting reference point for the region.

Israel obviously has a long history of viticulture, though the industry has had to restart in recent years. You could start studying before going over with some Yarden label wines which are from the Golan Heights winery. Chardonnay is quite drinkable, as are others. Have had several wines from good to very good from other wineries in the Golan Heights, as well as Galilee, over the years during several visits.

Will give you some other pointers when I have time to write them. Am out the door starting a business trip right now.

Good wine there--plenty to explore and hunt for, and enjoy.


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