The new edition of the wine book 'Shvill Ha'Yayin' has been published in Hebrew by Cordinata. The latest edition of its sister copy 'The Wine Route of Israel', in English, was published in late 2015. The idea and initiative for the book came from Yaron Goldfisher and the first Hebrew edition was published in 2002. The first English edition was published in 2006. Since then there have been a number of reprints of both. This is the sixth edition of the Hebrew edition and there have been four English versions, each time updating the information to take into account the fast developing local wine scene.
Cordinata was founded in 1995 and apart from the wine books 'Shvill Ha'Yayin', 'The Wine Route of Israel' and 'Wines of Israel', it has also published books on olive oil, honey and the Seven Blessed Species, amongst others.
Eliezer Sacks, the owner of Cordinata, edited this new edition and Adam Montefiore, (wine trade veteran and wine writer for the Jerusalem Post), wrote most of the introductory essays. Other contributors include Michal Dayagi Mendels (Chief Curator of Archaeology at the Israel Museum), Professor Amos Hadas (author of 'The Vine and The Wine in Archaeology of The Land of Israel'), winemaker/ educator Roni Saslove (ex-Saslove Winery, now Tasting Room), and the winemakers Itai Lahat (ex-Barkan Winery, now a winemaking consultant) and Dr. Arkadi Papikian (ex-Amphorae Vineyards, also a veteran winemaking consultant.) This book features 123 wineries ranging from the large commercial wineries producing millions of bottles a year to small boutique wineries and garagistes.
Tamlyn Currin, part of the jancisrobinson.com team, has just written a review of 'The Wine Route of Israel' in the website belonging to wine icon Jancis Robinson MW. She wrote: “It's a beautiful book, both to look at and to read, having been laid out with great care, full of gorgeous colour photographs, maps and rich visual interest…… What I loved was the sheer diversity reflected in these pages."
The book 'Shvill Ha'Yain' (and 'The Wine Route of Israel') may be found in the main bookshop chains in Israel, Steimatzky and Tzomet Sefarim, at Ben Gurion Airport and also at winery visitors centers and winery shops throughout the land. It costs 149 ILS. Cordinata may be contacted by email: email@example.com