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Wineries going out of business

by Gedalya P » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:26 am

"Over the past month I have heard about four wineries that have simply stopped making wine but continue to market their wines, some quite avidly with increased marketing and new labels and expect a number of additional wineries to join this list over the next 12 months." Yossie Horwitz

Anyone know who? I've been expecting this for a while because of the large number of wineries. I wish them all well.
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by David Raccah » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:32 pm

One is Bashan - a wine that was not on my trip of the Northern wineries, because they do not exist anymore and that is what Uri told me when I called him up.
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by Isaac Chavel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:40 pm

David Raccah wrote:One is Bashan - a wine that was not on my trip of the Northern wineries, because they do not exist anymore and that is what Uri told me when I called him up.


What a shame!
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by Alexander F » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:03 pm

Bashan wines are now sold at great price. Around 45NIS if one buys a case. If they did it in the first place, maybe they wouldn't close operations now. :)
Anyway, for this price, I'm in.
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by David Raccah » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:06 pm

Alexander - please beware that those wines were never for long cellaring. Since they have not made wine for a few years, I would be VERY careful and make sure to drink them up ASAP. IF I am wrong - you will still enjoy them. If I am correct - it will save you 10 to 12 bucks a bottle.

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Re: Wineries going out of business

by Alexander F » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:58 pm

Thanks David,
The plan was to open and drink them in the near month or two. After your reply, I'll buy the most recent vintage they have. I'll get three bottles as a start and will see if the wines worth the $10, b4 I get more ;)
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by Yossie Horwitz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 pm

My notes on my site are for the 2009 which I last tasted a year or so ago. I'd guess the 08 and 09 are in drink now or drink up mode...
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by Alexander F » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:40 pm

To update. My brother-in-law tasted several Bashan wines today and reported that 2008 drinks fine now, whereas 2009 has some time yet and be better stored than open.
I remember when Zmora (hope the name is right) closed several years ago, they also put their wines on sale. Later, I saw one of the wine shops that stocked up was intensively trying to push it. I skipped, because Rogov didn't rate the wines high.
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Re: Wineries going out of business

by David Raccah » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:02 pm

Hey Alexander - thanks for the update! I really liked a few Zemora wines, especially the Cab Franc - but hey they are gone so who cares...

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