Finally — delicious kosher wine

Wine and vineyards have been part of Israel’s landscape from the beginning of biblical times, with references that include the drunken behavior of several patriarchs of Judaism, including Lot and King David. Despite this storied history, most of the wine was kosher, made in the service of religious rituals, and was not very good. That is being generous. “Insipid” is closer to the mark. (It should be noted that Israel is not responsible for the giddily sweet plonk that American Jews have been choking down for generations. That is a uniquely New World nightmare. Please note: “plonk” is not a Yiddish word, but should be.)

As a result, one would not expect to find much Israeli wine in the hallowed cellars of