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  • VlgJeff says:

    5/13/2024 8:41:00 AM - Yes, let's try. You can reach me at vlgjeff@aol.com What brings you to our faire metropolis?

  • VlgJeff says:

    5/11/2024 11:47:00 AM - Thanks for becoming a fan. I'd like to reciprocate as I appreciate your descriptive TNs. BTW, exactly what do you mean by "lowered shoulder some 2 hours prior to tasting"? Stay safe in Tel Aviv.

  • air guitar & pinot noir says:

    3/18/2024 3:49:00 PM - Yagi - Appreciate you becoming a fan. Appreciate your depth of knowledge, perspective and passion

  • Woodbridge Brad says:

    3/16/2024 3:28:00 PM - Thanks for becoming a fan

  • randyjc says:

    3/11/2024 6:51:00 AM - Thanks for being a fan - I'll reciprocate. Your depth of knowledge is far beyond mine but I enjoy the approach taken in your notes.

  • Weinheber says:

    5/22/2023 10:22:00 AM - You;Wine is, among others, a social-glue with many people and I do my best to enjoy it daily I agree with you! Greetings Reinhard

  • Jay Hack says:

    3/25/2023 8:50:00 AM - What's your best bet on aging the Castel Red. I have a bottle of the 2015. I had a bottle of 2004 Ella Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon that I held for 15 years and it was worth the wait, so I am thinking of giving this a similar treatment. My cousin, who is hosting a family Seder this year, asked me how much Kosher wine I had in my cellar. We agreed that we did not care if we drank kosher wine at the Seder. Then I said that the answer to her question was one bottle. This is it.

  • Ex-Ray says:

    10/19/2022 8:28:00 AM - Yagi: Thanks for becoming a fan. I'm in Charlotte, NC, USA. I'm in three tasting groups and would love to do a tasting of Israeli wines. I don't know what's available to me but I'd love to know which are your favorite reds. Regards, Ric (Ex-Ray)

  • Fractalage says:

    4/6/2019 6:53:00 AM - Thanks for the exposure to Israeli wine! Great notes.

  • gsquireh says:

    9/10/2018 1:39:00 PM - Likewise. Look forward to sharing our mutual passion. In Vino Veritas!

  • rwpalmer says:

    8/19/2018 1:38:00 AM - Greetings Yagil from Salisbury, UK. I don't get to drink a lot of Israeli or Lebanese wine but what does come across here is fine and tantalising. Keep on sharing the "social glue". RW Palmer

  • PacoHigon says:

    8/10/2018 3:53:00 AM - Thank you for becoming a fan. Greetings from Valencia!

  • bitdrerik says:

    8/8/2018 1:10:00 PM - Yagil! Thanks for becoming a fan.

  • BillyT says:

    8/8/2018 11:00:00 AM - Yagil, Thanks. I am very interested to know if you have come across a sommelier named Shira and Yuri from Tel Aviv. We met them in Beaune in 2015 and spent a wonderful evening with them. At the time she worked in a restaurant in Tel Aviv that burned down. Anyway, wild and crazy but VERY knowledge on wine. Thanks again, Billy

  • paulst says:

    12/2/2016 7:12:00 PM - Yagil- Enjoyed reading your profile. We have a lot in common. paulst

  • jmcmchi says:

    11/28/2016 8:59:00 PM - Hi Yagil, Great to hear from you, and thanks for the compliment. I have a lot to learn about Italy (especially) and need to get up to date on Spain. I thnk we have some shared interests especially in the Rhone

  • NathanielGoodtimes says:

    11/6/2016 8:09:00 PM - Hello Yagil, thank you for the add! I am new to the wine world and have been enjoying your insight on kosher wines.

  • KPB says:

    10/18/2016 9:35:00 AM - I was very pleased to see that I have a new fan! Seems undeserved since I am on sabbatical and have been in an area where good wine is hard to source. So what I drink right now is not worth writing about! But... in January through April My sabbatical changes location and as luck will have it, I will be in Tel Aviv. Tell me, Yagil: by any chance is there a wine-tasting group that gets together now and then?

  • Lord of the Bottles says:

    10/5/2016 2:45:00 AM - Dear Yagil, I am also flattered that you have become a fan of mine! I only started seriously drinking wine about 8 years ago and have also appreciated your TNs. Catch up offline one of these days. Best, Rishad

  • FransS says:

    9/23/2016 2:18:00 PM - Dear Yagil, I'm really flattered! I've often read your very informing tasting notes and having you as a fan is an honour. Greetings, Frans

  • Jeffyboy says:

    3/24/2016 7:14:00 AM - Hello, Thank you for becoming a fan. Best greetings from Warsaw!

  • Rezy13 says:

    2/16/2016 3:56:00 PM - I like the photo. Barbara and Luciano are awesome people.

  • Latinpig says:

    11/13/2015 7:40:00 AM - Hi Yagil. Do you ever have any offlines in Tel Aviv?

  • lvjohn says:

    10/29/2015 3:14:00 PM - Hello Yagil from Ohio. Thanks for being a fan. My wife and I first started tasting good wines in the 1970's in Napa and have since broadened our perspectives with wine trips to Germany, France, Italy, and Canada (for the Ice Wine only). Like so many others who have responded to you, we have similar interests in wine and the bonding that can result when we enjoy it with others. Stay safe.

  • RussK says:

    8/17/2015 4:12:00 AM - Hi Yagil. Thanks for becoming a fan. It looks like we enjoy a lot of the same wine regions. Isn't it funny how one one group begets another, begets another? Next thing you know you have a lot of friends.

  • BuzzzzOff says:

    8/7/2015 5:43:00 PM - Hi Yagil! Thanks for becoming a fan. We have never visited Israel. We seem to enjoy wines from the same regions, which is great. You have quite a few years headstart on us, but we practice sipping everyday and are working hard to be in your esteemed category! After all, wine is our favourite sport...and at our age, the only one at which we excel ;-)

  • il_diavolo says:

    9/7/2014 11:17:00 PM - Hello Yagil, actually I am from Milan (even though I dont live there) so have visited most wine areas in Italy (Piemonte many many times, Tuscany, Soave, Valpolicella, Franciacorta, Sicily, Marche...). Also been to Bordeaux and Chateauneuf de Pape, but I think wine tourism is more fun and friendly in Italy vs France. However some of my favourite wine trips have been outside Europe (notably Napa/Sonoma, Cape Town Winelands and Barossa Valley).

  • dsimmons says:

    4/21/2014 5:24:00 PM - I have "bucket list" plans to visit Europe but have nothing firm.

  • dsimmons says:

    4/21/2014 10:24:00 AM - Hi Yagil Sounds like you have pretty broad interest in wines. I too am interested in many regions and wines. I think my favorites are Rhone blends but I have a diverse collection and what I drink is driven in large part by the food we are eating.

  • Yagil says:

    1/26/2014 8:18:00 PM - Ribera del Duero & Rioja are considered to make the best Spanish wines. There's many other regions too, such as Priorat, Toro and many other. You've to taste many in order to judge yourselves. Toro wine require min 7-10 years of ageing, as they're very tannic, while Priorat can be drank earlier. Gran Reserve wine from Ribera-del-Duero and Rioja should best be consumed after a min of 10-12 years. Cheers!

  • Tim and Bonnie says:

    1/26/2014 8:09:00 PM - Only dove into Spanish wines beginning last year and truly enjoy them, and what a bargain, generally. For Bonnie and me, Toro is emerging at the top of our list. Curious about your experience with Spain and why Ribera de Duero seems at the top of your list?

  • Yagil says:

    8/22/2013 10:43:00 PM - Hello Harley, Thanks for your help. Our plan is to start in Priorat on Oct 22-23, Rioja 24-25, Ribera 28-29. My preference is the top/best wines' wineries: Alvaro Pacaios, Vega Sicilia, Pingus. Then Artadi, Ganuza, A. Fernandez, etc. 5-6 in each of these 3 regions. Don't know big wines from other regions - but would love to learn. Feel free to email a list of your recommendations. Also for restaurants. Thanks. yagil.barel@gmail.com

  • Harley1199 says:

    8/21/2013 9:29:00 AM - Hi there Yagil, I shall like to send my favourites to your personal mail. My pleasure. Just give some clues of what do you prefer, new comers or most famous wineries, traditional or modern style, small or gigants brands,... I'm curious why only those three regions... Don't hesitate to ask me anything you can need during your stay here. Only a last advice, cause summer has last very late this year, someone is saying the harvest is going to take place in October so expected some wineries can be close those days. Cheers,

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