Thursday, August 24, 2006

What a difference a few miles makes

Bottles of wine on display at the Dalton Winery in Kerem Ben Zimra in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006. Grape harvesting was scheduled to begin this week in northern Israel, the country's richest wine-growing region. Perfect timing for the cease-fire combined with a good year, climate-wise, for grapes, and an expanding industry that is gaining international recognition should help make up for a month of war and lost sales, wine makers say.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A winery in northern Israel


Shattered village a few miles north of the border with Lebanon. Said to be "damaged in the fighting."

Excuse me, these villages were TARGETED. Deliberately destroyed. But, ho hum, lets go back to drinking wine.


markfromireland said...

See if you can get your hands on some Chateau Musar - it's pretty well known and exported everywhere. They kept producing all through the last invasion.

Massaya is pretty good -very French influenced and none the worse for that :-) Basically if it's from the Bekaa it's probably pretty good. Lots and lots of Lebanese Americans so you probably won't have any trouble finding somewhere that sells Lebanes produce which tends to be pretty good if you like M.E. food and wines

Dr. C said...

Thanks MFI, I'll try it if I can find it. Wish one could order wine online but, alas, the prudes here block such civilized behavior.