Meeting Twitter Friends at Bar Gefen

11 Mar

This past Sunday Richard Shaffer the founder of Israeli Wine Direct hosted a twitter meetup at Pri Gefen in Tel Aviv. Richard lives in Chicago but imports Israeli (mostly non kosher) boutique wines to America. I hope my readers get the chance one day to attend and buy wine Richard sells in the States for he is incredibly passionate about Israeli wines and is “Proud to Pour” them into your glasses.

Pri Gefen is this lovely wine bar in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv which serves only Israeli Wines. Bar Gefen has walls and walls filled with Israeli wines. Some are kosher others are not.

We tasted Agur, Meishar, Yatir, Tulip, Pelter, Margolit and more and I must stay most were to my personal liking. Plus we got to meet Roy Itzhaki, one of the family members who owns Tulip Wineries. Now I am typically a deep dark Cabernet Sauvignon fan but Tulip has a delicious Sirah Special Reserve and I loved it.

Luckily for us the bar was hosting a wine tasting event for prominent Israeli wine critiques and the wine that was left over in the bottles were ours for the drinking.

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