The background: Michel Murciano and a group of French investors founded the Hevron Heights Winery in 2001, just south of Jerusalem. It combines the most modern technologies with French winemaking tradition. Its wine production is supervised by Francois Raynal. The intersection of climates in this region of Israel — cool mountain temperatures, breezes from the coastline and hot, dry air from the Negev Desert — helps produce healthy grapes.
At 7 p.m. next Monday, November 30, the Nanoosh Organic Hummus Bar at 171 Madison Avenue (between 33rd and 34th streets) will host the Israeli Wine of the Month Club’s interactive wine tasting experience. Several Israeli wines will be explored, and cheese, crackers, fruit and organic hummus will be served. Panelists will describe each wine and guide attendees in tastings.
Besides trying some unusual wines, this also is the chance to be wine critic for a night. The club will collect everyone’s tasting notes and distribute them via its newsletter which also will include professional tasting notes as well as detailed descriptions of the wineries.
Tickets are $36, available at the door, although space is limited. Online reservations are being accepted through Monday
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