Chow decided to go for the obscure international wines with a look at the wines of Israel. It turns out that to go after the international market, many Israeli winemakers have been producing non-Kosher wines (that are subject to much fewer restrictions) that can compete with other regional wines from Italy, Greece and Cyprus on their own terms. The Yarden brand creates a high quality blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc called Katzrin. Also recommended are the Pinot Noirs of Galil Mountain Winery. Most of these wines are available through state stores in Pennsylvania.
Here’s to the Holy Land [Chow]