From the cellars of one of Judea’s last kings.
Producing millions of liters of light, white wine.
Meir Soloveichik explains how the seder’s four cups of wine elevate the holiday, while two enthusiasts recommend their favorite wines from the great regions of Jewish viticulture.
And why Israelis started drinking wine with their families.
A religious exemption for sacramental wine encouraged Gentile “rabbis” to organize “congregations.”
Along with a winepress and a magnificent synagogue.
Bringing back indigenous viticulture.
The convoluted story of jeroboams, rehoboams, methuselahs, and more.
In the historic center of Israelite wine production.
In northern Israel, at the world’s oldest known wine cellar, chemical analysis has disclosed how the intoxicating drink was made and how it might have tasted.