Wine returns to the Holy Land


See also Middle Eastern wine update.

At the beginning of this month Nick and I went to Israel and the West Bank – my first trip ever and Nick's first since he was a student on an archeological dig. It was fascinating to catch up with the fast-changing food and wine scene in between trying to understand this extraordinary, and politically highly-charged, part of the world. 

The main purpose of the trip, as I assured the immigration official, was tourism, but I obviously wanted to use part of our five days there to make a stab at getting to...