On Friday I spent the afternoon playing cricket. Yes, more play. Less work. Still striving after the elusive balance. It was for the Wine Trade XI, against a touring Aussie team, Canterbury Cricket Club from Melbourne, at Hampton Wick. In a 40 over game, a relatively strong Wine Trade bowling attack kept them to 157-9, [...]
I have just written up my visit to Shvo, a wonderful vineyard run by the talented Gaby Sadan in Upper Galilee, Israel. You can read the full report here. I’ve also uploaded a short film of the visit:
I’m on my way home after a just a couple of great days exploring the wines of Israel. So here are my notes on an assorted collection of 16 different wines, which I’ve selected from the larger pool of wines that I tried on my trip.
Château Golan Gesham Red 2005 Golan Heights, Israel
This is Grenache [...]
Uri Hetz, Naama Sorkin and Gaby Sadan
Until yesterday, my experience of Israel’s wines was pretty limited. But yesterday I spent a day in northern Israel’s wine country, visiting producers and learning a lot.
This was followed by a dinner in Akko, at Uri Buri restaurant, with some winemakers. It was a remarkable day.
Today I pay [...]