According to my research, the terms Old World and New World (in connection with wine of course) originally referred to geographical regions, but they have come to include viticulture practices, winemaking methods and philosophies, and of course wine styles.
Being an ancient-modern country, it’s hardly surprising that both styles are represented aplenty here in Israel.
Last month I attended two wine events that to me characterized the different styles quite clearly. The first was the Saluté Wine Festival in Tel Aviv on October 3rd and the second was the 15th annual Judean Hills Wine Fair on October 24th.
Both events were held at picturesque locations – the former at the site of the Old Train Station (HaTachana) near the historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood in Tel Aviv, and the later at Mini Israel near Latroun – but the styles of the wines were, for the most part, rather different. Read more…