Israel Wine & Travel
"The young winemakers are very knowledgeable and have traveled the world. There's a lot of sharing. ... Up until five or six years ago, [Israeli] wines were on the kosher shelf. Now they are on the Israeli shelf."—Eran Pick, Tzora
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- The Mad Scientist From Down Under: Australian winemaker Sparky Marquis presents a high-octane wine education as he pours Mollydooker's Carnival of Love, one of Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of the 2014 Top 100.
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