Here is a list of the top 10 Israeli wines of 2009. I cannot speak for all of them — some are not certified Kosher and others are a bit beyond my definition of fiscal propriety, but the ones which I know, are really outstanding.
I know that champaign is traditional for New Year’s Eve, and that not all people even celebrate the event. But in the spirit of the upcoming turn in the year, this list offers a way of celebrating our connections to multiple cultures and places all in a single glass. Enjoy!
By the way, the ‘k’ at the end of each wine listed signifies that it is produced under the supervision of the Israeli rabbinate. The last entry, the one from Dalton is, I think, also so produced under such supervision.