David Raccah wrote:yes - Gilgal in America is Golan in Israel. Sure, there are bubbly and extra bubbly Moscato wines - including a few wines from tabor, Teperberg, and others, but they are not dry to dryish sparklers. But sure, sparklers are both sweet, semi-sweet, brut, and bone dry.
Firstly, please let me correct you: Gilgal is Gamla in Israel, NOT Golan. Secondly, there are now in Israel 3 sparklers (Moscato not included) from GHW: Gamla (Gilgal) Brut, Gamla Hashmura Brut (I guess that if they'll export the brand it will be called Gilgal Reserve in the states) and Yarden Blanc de Blancs.
Now Josh, there are indeed a sparkling wine from Teperberg, Brut, but it is not to my licking, too sweet for my palate. Tishbi make a Brut as well that is quite decent and IMHO a valid option that is still reasonably priced. Having not enjoyed the Gamla Bruts in many years (I had the Yarden Brut from the 2000 and 2001 vintages a few months ago, both were alive and kicking - and great!
), I can only say that whereas the 2005 Yarden Blanc de Blancs is excellent, the 2007 is AWESOME, without a doubt the best QPR kosher sparkling Champagne-style wine on the market.