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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: US

Israel

Earliest reference to Jerusalem found on wine order

An ancient scroll containing an order for wine also includes the earliest written reference to Jerusalem say archaeologists but not all agree.

Friday, October 28th, 2016 2 Comments »

Domaine du Castel – a Cinderella story

Tel Aviv-based wine writer Chaim Helfgott charts the rise of Israel’s Domaine du Castel – a much-celebrated winery that began as a hobby.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Anti Israeli-settlement NGO given gift of Israeli wine

Members of an NGO opposed to Israel’s settlements in the West Bank have been offered a gift basket by the US embassy containing wine made in a West Bank settlement.

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Bust of Dionysus recovered from sea

A small metal bust of the Roman god of wine, Dionysus, has been recovered from the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast of Israel.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 1 Comment »

Trump vodka seized in kosher scam

Police have seized hundreds of bottles of Donald Trump’s vodka brand for illegally bearing labels saying the product is suitable for Jewish Passover celebrations.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Brewery creates ‘Biblical beer’ from time of Jesus

A brewery in Jerusalem has brewed a beer that it says tastes the same as it would during Jesus’ time.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Wine reference reignites debate on the Bible’s origins

The first written elements of the Bible may be much older than previously thought, some scholars now think, thanks to new studies based on detailed wine and food rations for soldiers in ancient Judah.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Israeli winery reveals results of US collaboration

Golan Heights has released the fourth vintage of its Yarden Rom range, the 2012, produced as part of a collaboration between American winemaker Zelma Long and its winemaker Victor Schoenfeld.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Bronze Age palace had its own winery

A Canaanite palace found in northern Israel actually had its own winery, not just a storeroom for wine, archaeologists now believe.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Roman winery found in Jerusalem

A large Roman winery, dating back over 1,000 years, has been unearthed in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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