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9 Interesting Wines, 2 Great Winemakers and 1 Amazing Evening with Barkan Winery

Barkan, with vineyards all across Israel, is the second largest winery in the country.  The winemaking team's quest to produce a variety of quality wines results in Barkan making all of the right moves (including large financial investments) to continue improvements in their vineyards and in the winery.  You can always count on Barkan, and it's Boutique winery Segal, to release quite a few interesting wines.


We are honored that Irit Boxer and Yotam Sharon, two of Barkan's winemakers, will be with us and present a selected wine list that demonstrates the great quality of their craftsmanship.  This tasting is a MUST and we promise a fun night!!  Where else can you taste two styles of Pinotage (never tasted that grape yet? you have to...) and the effect of 100 meter (300 feet) height difference on Cabernet Sauvignon's flavor?  Other great wines will be explored as well...

All wines and foods, during the tasting, are Kosher.


Sit back, relax and join other wine lovers at the Israeli Wine of the Month Club’s interactive wine tasting experience.

What is interactive wine tasting?

* Nine wonderful Israeli wines will be explored. Cheese, breads, fruit and organic hummus also served.
* Our panel will describe each wine and guide you in exercising your palate tasting them
* You will be encouraged to voice your opinion about each wine and write elaborate notes -- be Robert Parker, Tom Stevenson or Daniel Rogov for a night... Every opinion counts !
* We will collect everyone’s tasting notes and distribute them via a newsletter. The newsletter will also include professional tasting notes as well as detailed descriptions of the wineries, and more...


When? February 23, 2011 at 7PM
Where? Nanoosh Organic Hummus Bar

171 Madison Avenue, New York, NY   USA Phone: (212)[masked]



How much? $36
RSVP by February 22, 2011 (space is limited)

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  • Avi A.

    Two words will best describe the tasting -- FUN EVENING !
    Irit Boxer (Yotam Sharon was called for another business at the last minute) was great and described the wines, many of her own making, in such eloquent way that engaged everyone, and we all asked a lot of questions and expressed our opinions about the wines (mostly rave reviews)
    The wines were wonderful -- of the Reserve and Special Reserve (Barkan calls it Superieur) category. The Altitude series (same blend from vineyards in different altitudes) was very intriguing for wine lovers because it really demonstrates the impact on the wines.
    As what became already a standard, the cheeses, breads and fruits were great and everyone commanded Lorraine for the wonderful presentation. Elizabeth (a.k.a Cheesemistress) had fun detailing the cheeses and describing the pairing options.
    Raffi and I decided to step back and let everyone enjoy the wine and the cheeses.
    So, as I said before -- great evening

    February 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The wines, cheeses an company were amazing. Avi's organization is terrific. I look forward to attending more events.

    February 27, 2011

  • Joshua K.

    Good times. Two points: 1) It was challenging to start 30 mins late. I know the old excuses about "Jewish Standard/Israeli Standard time" but it meant that we paid $36 and couldn't get the full benefit (my friend had to leave halfway through at what otherwise should have been an hour and a half after beginning at 7pm). 2) What appeared to be a last second addition of the Cheese Mistress. She was great, but it felt as though she were thrown into the mix, and it put stress on the tasting. I liked the info A LOT, but it was not a smooth blend, so to speak. I couldn't follow which cheese she was talking about (since they were all on the table) and would have loved to have paired it with the wines we had--which she barely had a chance to do herself. It was clearly a perk (chupar?) and worthwhile, and I would love to see it included in the future b'kavana, and therefore included in the program more effectively.

    February 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun meetup. Being able to talk to the actual winemaker is a real privilege. Barakan's wines are fantastic to begin with and this was certainly educational and fun. Elizabeth's cheeses are an enormous plus and she is always so much fun. Thank you guys!

    February 24, 2011

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