This place is a must for anyone interested in wine regardless of your knowledge. Jaime is not only a professional sommelier who’s deeply knowledgeable but a phenomenal communicator and host. Sitting outside (before the world turned crazy), he had me enjoy a lineup of really interesting bottles from small wineries producing an exciting range of top quality wines (from Negev desert Syrah to some dreamy méthode champenoise). Simultaneously, he kept a nearby table full of casual drinkers happy and giddy while he showed them the good wines Israel has to offer, while nibbling on delicious cheeses made by boutique producers. The previous night, I attended a spectacular tasting of the wines of Yaacov Oryah, led by the winemaker himself. And just before leaving, Jaime opened the shop for me so I could buy some bottles to take home.
If you’re a wine professional, a committed geek, or just looking for a place to try delicious wine and relax al fresco (and buy some to take back home!), you must come here. Don’t hesitate.