Old Passover hands know all about Israel as the "land of milk and honey." Is it time to add "good cab and merlot" to that list?
I'd say it's definitely time for an official end to the obligatory Manischewitz syrup torture-test (sweet wine nostalgists, of course, are welcome to their juicy-juice). Israel's wine industry has made major strides in recent years, according to no less a guru than Robert Parker. And based on this newly available line of impressive kosher wines from Tabor, one of Israel's rising wineries, I absolutely agree.
Imported by a local group of friends - Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Ramy Djerassi and his wife, Monica; Caroline Goldberg Igra and her husband, former Mossad official Rami Igra - there are two tiers of Tabor in state stores, the higher-end Adama line at $19.99 and the Galil series at $14.99, each also classified by the soil type they grew in.