Originally, I was a wine drinker, but then I went over to vodka. Am I missing something? Haaretz thinks so.
In recent months Israeli wines have become the darling of critics in the United States. Several months ago, for example, Robert Parker, by far the most influential wine critic in the world, tasted 90 Israeli wines. In his prestigious Wine Advocate he gave 13 of those wines scores of 90-93, reserved for wines of "exceptional complexity and character." Equally important, 58 wines received scores of between 85-89, putting them in Parker's ratings as "wines that are very good to excellent."No one has ever said a good word on Israeli vodkas.
Even more recently, Wine Spectator rated 39 Israeli wines, of which 13 attained scores of 90 or 91 (outstanding and of superior character and style), while the remainder received 87-89 points (very good, wines with special qualities).