Charles Loinger, at the sprightly age of a mere 95 years old, was awarded the Terravino 2016 Lifetime Award at the gala and prize giving ceremony at the Leonardo Hotel Ashdod. Terravino is Israel's international wine tasting competition. Loinger was the Director of the Israel Wine Institute during the crucial years of Israel's wine development. Few could have complained about this long overdue award.
Please see the article written in the Jerusalem Post about Charles Loinger a few years ago: