Wines of Israel: The Enchanted Desert

Can you imagine enjoying a crisp, dry sparkling wine with racy acidity from Israel? Because Israel has the image of being a desert, the perception is that the region is too hot and dry to make wine with vibrant acidity and moderate levels of alcohol. Yet a recent tasting in Manhattan featured very fresh, well-balanced wines. The reason is that many producers have planted vines in the cooler, higher elevations of the hills.

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