Wine economics

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Golan Heights Wine

The Decanter has a curious story to tell about how wine and politics can get entangled. The story is about Golan Heights wine. The Swedes, who are not generally known to be very discriminating consumers of all things alcoholic, turn themselves into knots over the question whether Golan Heights wine is from Israel - that is what the Israelis think - or from Syria - that is what the UN thinks.

My Israeli friends tell me that the Golan Heights produce very good wine. If it is really good it probably should be best kept out of Swdeish gullets. And those who appreciate the experience of different terroirs usually are not much concerned about which government collects the taxes imposed on the wine.



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