PHOTOS: And Wine Soothes the Soul of Man

Aviram Valdman

Aviram Valdman

Photographer at The Tower Magazine

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For The Tower’s in-house photographer, no assignment is too arduous. But this month, he may have met his greatest challenge: drinking lots of delicious Israeli wine.

Called a revolution by Businessweek, Israeli winemaking is reaching new peaks with the gradual emergence of a distinctly Israeli grape varietal, a flood of expertise, and the arrival of new methods for rendering wine kosher. But more than this, Israeli wines—once associated with the cloying stuff used for Jewish rituals—are winning prestigious international awards and showing up on Michelin-starred menus.

Ten years ago it was almost unthinkable but today, as leading voices like Joe Gallo and Robert Parker have noted, top Israeli wines are increasingly considered world class. From the Jerusalem corridor to the Judean Hills, The Tower offers a glimpse of one of the world’s most exciting new wine regions.

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