I apologize if this was raised in an earlier post. Of course, I love your new book (like all of the others). Last night I was reading about the Four Gates Winery in California and realized that, unlike your most excellent Guide to Israeli Wines... series, the new book does not include a short description of the winery being reviewed. I really enjoy that aspect and would like to ask you to consider including that in a future edition/revision.
And speaking of Four Gates, I called them yesterday about ordering a case of wine and had a very nice discussion with the owner, Benyamin Cantz. What a treat it was for me, a lowly cellar rat, to speak with the man who singlehandedly produces wines that have received such high marks from you. He was genuinely interested in my likes/dislikes, favorite wines and wineries, etc.
I told him that it was through your book that I first heard of his winery and he was pleased to hear that, mentioning that I was the first person to contact him as a result of that book.
I am very excited and anxious to try these wines and asked him if he minded me calling back to share my opinion of them. He said absolutely yes; he wants to hear all comments - good and bad. (He reads this forum so I hope he won't mind my sharing this with the forum).
Rogov, thank you very much again for teaching me so much about wines. This has become such a fun hobby for my wife and I and we appreciate being able to communicate with you, as well as the other more experienced wine mavens, in this excellent forum.