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If you’re looking for a place to grab a drink in Israel, The King David hotel in Jerusalem is the place to go. The hotel recently opened the Wine Bar, an addition to the hotel lobby’s Oriental Bar, serving a list of wines strictly from Israel.
The King David’s sommelier and beverage manager, Daniel Gidey, composed the Wine Bar’s extensive list in collaboration with international wine sommelier and consultant Gal Zohar.
The list contains 65 hand-selected wines, 14 of which the Bar will stock in its new Eurocave to keep by-the-glass options consistently fresh. The Wine Bar will also offer a tasting menu of wines from around the country. Guests are encouraged to create their own tasting flights from eight pre-selected options. The tasting options are scheduled to change approximately every two months to provide the best seasonal opportunities and varieties, and to provide guests with a new, unique experience each time they visit the King David.
For food options, The King David’s Executive Chef, David Biton, has curated a menu of hors d’oeuvres, perfect for pairing with the wine list. Menu options include fresh-baked Za’atar Foccaccia, house-smoked salmon and a selection of cheeses, both French and domestic.
To learn about Israel’s growing recognition in the global wine industry, as well as the wines available at the Wine Bar, formal, lecture-guided sessions for guests will also be available. Over the last decade, Israel has developed over 330 wineries in various regions, including Golan Heights to the Negev Desert, many of which will have wines featured at King David’s Wine Bar.