More complete information on the Golan Heights Winery event is now available, that including the symbolic fees charged for the various tastings, the hours of those tastings and details for registering in advance. See the post on the winery's internet site at http://www.campaigns.co.il/online/bar-wine/
. Alas, only in Hebrew. If anyone is truly desperate for a translation (only the truly
desperate should apply), please let me know here and I'll work on that somewhat.
Several people have asked if the choice of the Tel Aviv Port was a wise one for such an event. True indeed that at least several of the previous wine events held at the port turned into major catastrophes – three of which I can only categorize as quasi-drunken orgies with the smell or urine and vomit making life most difficult and another that was quashed when it was realized that non-kosher wineries could not take part at a particular venue and the fair reduced by two-thirds.
Truth is though that I have no fear whatever for the Golan event, and that for several reasons. First, although admission to the event is free, the various tastings of wines (vertical, longitudinal, comparisons between single vineyard and regular editions within the Yarden series, advance tastings and tastings of various series of wines all carry a symbolic fee, that discouraging the free-loaders who come for an evening of rabble rousing and drunkenness. No less important, to date every event, large and small, sponsored by the winery has been a quietly cultured, civil and civilized event. In addition to knowing their wine, there are those at the winery who are quite good at what one might think of as "crowd control".
It is my personal good fortune that the Tel Aviv port is a comfortable stroll from my residence. I intend to be there on several evenings of the event.