http://www.decanter.com/magazine/back-i ... ember-2012
The link doesn't take you through to the article...I think you have to be a subscriber to see the full article. The article itself is complimentary, though not revolutionary for those of us following Israeli wine. But I did find one tidbit of particular interest. There is a sidebar talking about Dr Shivi Drori of Gvaot Winery who is doing work on native varietals. He indicates that he (they?) have discovered ancient varietals, of which 3 red & 1 white appear to be "very good candidates for making good wine". I had heard from an industry friend that there is work taking place with ancient varietals, and many believe that a true ancient & indigenous varietal might truly help put Israel on the radar of wine lovers the world round.
Only time will tell what plays out here, but as someone who is always seeking out something unique & good, this is certainly positive news to be reading about (albeit very premature as I currently understand).