Rebecca Fineman

  • An Overview of Israeli Wine

    Israel's winemaking history can be traced back thousands of years, but only recently have its wines attracted widespread attention. Still unfamiliar not only to most consumers but also to many sommeliers, Israel is becoming an important player in the wine world and deserves this newfound interest and respect.

    Religious Significance

    Wine is an integral part of the Jewish religion. The Hebrew Scriptures celebrate wine…

    • 10 Jun 2016
  • Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley

    Part of the job of a sommelier is to accurately represent wine regions to guests. So how are sommeliers doing when it comes to the wines of the Russian River Valley? Rod Berglund of Joseph Swan Vineyard thinks there's room for improvement. “The Russian...

    • 11 Apr 2016