Israeli wine is full of Middle Eastern promise

Israel is the forgotten man of global viniculture, but all that could be about to change

5th November, 2017
Israeli and Thai workers harvest Mourvedre grapes for Yatir Winery at the Carmel vineyard in the Yatir Forest in southern Israel Pic: Getty

As you glance along the shelves of almost any wine shop in Ireland, you will find yourself making a journey to almost every corner of the globe. And yet there is one rather glaring gap in the landscape of the shelves.

That gap is in the shape of Israel. Today, Israeli wine is grown in Biblically evocative regions, from the shores of Galilee to the Judean Hills to Shomron, the heartland of Israeli wine, located...

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