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IsraWineExpo Presents the Best of the Best of Israel

The IsraWineExpo in Tel Aviv is an excellent opportunity to see - and taste - the revolution the Israeli wine industry has gone.
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 2/23/2012, 5:14 AM

The IsraWineExpo is an international professional exhibition which provides a meeting place for the wine industry, wine-makers, importers, investors, buyers, restaurateurs, food and beverage managers, barmen and sommeliers, decision makers, journalists and leading wine purchasers from around the world as well as for the general public of wine lovers.

Arutz Sheva was at the expo, which takes place every two years and is running until Thursday at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Gardens.

The expo displays a wide range of wines and wineries from Israel and around the world, with emphasis on Israeli wines. In addition, equipment and accessories for the wine sector are on display, as well as a special enclave of gourmet food.

The expo is a great opportunity for people who are not Israeli to discover the country’s great wines, as Chaim Gan, the CEO of “The Grape Man” and the expo’s professional director, told Arutz Sheva.

“Our industry went through a revolution, from Manischewitz sweet wines to dry, classic, good quality wines,” Gan said.

“Today we need some ambassadors of good will,” he added. “We need our wines to be loved and appreciated by a student in France who would like to have an Israeli bottle of wine with his blind date.

“I admit that 15 years ago we had medium to bad wines, but I only want one thing,” said Gan. “Please try [Israeli wines] again. Give us the chance for a good, decent bottle of wine once, and then you decide.”