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Tag Archives: Tel Aviv

• The Power of Good Thoughts Conjures AVIV 613 Vodka!

The Power of Good Thoughts Conjures AVIV 613 Vodka!

Perfect timing. The Jewish New Year and a kosher vodka from Israel, AVIV 613, equals a marriage made in heaven! Or marketing! The ‘bride’, in this case, is a beautiful bottle…heavy, triangular and even more lovely frosted right out of the freezer. An attention getter for sure. And AVIV has a great story. Here it […]

• Design School Partners with Wineries to Go Green

Design School Partners with Wineries to Go Green

Wine companies worldwide may be trying to ‘go green’ by producing organic wines (the wineries of the Middle East being no exception), but even so there is non eco-friendly waste associated with making vino.  A winery in the Israeli Negev desert has being using solar power to meet its energy needs for the past few […]

• Israel grows as winemaker

Israel grows as winemaker

It makes sense that Israel produces good wines because the Middle East is where wine was born. For centuries Israeli wine was reserved for religious ceremony, and the less of it one had to drink, the better. But over the past decade or two, the country been producing some very good wines for consumers — […]

• Jerusalem Beer Festival 2011

Jerusalem Beer Festival 2011

When the first Jerusalem Beer Festival launched seven years ago, many people were skeptical about the organizers’ sobriety. With almost no legacy of beer brewing in Israel, no one expected the event to be much of a success. Today, the now annual event has become a fixture on the capital’s culture calendar. “Every year there’s […]

• 2,000 Years Later: Israeli Wine "Gladdens The Heart of Man"

2,000 Years Later: Israeli Wine "Gladdens The Heart of Man"

A decade ago I’d never have written this sentence: “On a recent trip to Israel I was very enthusiastic to order Israeli wines with my meals.” The biblical claim, made in Psalms 104:15, was that wine was a gift of God “to gladden the heart of man.” Still, two millennia went by before truly good […]