It is well-known that Yitzhak Pearlman is one of the finest violinists in the world and one of the best Israeli exports ever. All of Israel is proud of his achievements over the years. What is less known is that he is also a wine expert and collector. This is to the extent that he has even been interviewed by magazine ?The Wine Spectator? about his interest in wine. Furthermore he is also proud of Israeli wines and very knowledgeable about the Israeli wine scene.
He came to Israel and especially made time to visit Carmel Winery?s Zichron Ya?acov Wine Cellars. He was hosted by Ruth Ben Israel of Carmel?s Center for Wine Culture. In honor of the Maestro, Carmel offered some of their finest wines for tasting including:
Carmel Mediterranean 2007
Kayoumi Shiraz, Single Vineyard, 2006
Carmel Limited Edition 2005
Yatir Forest 2006.
Yitzhak Pearlman was extremely appreciative about the wines and clearly enjoyed his visit.
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