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A Night of Wine and Art with Gil Shatsberg chief winemaker of Recanati Winery and Artist Igal Fedida
Wednesday, Jan 23rd 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Join us for an intimate evening as we taste wines with Gil Shatsberg the Chief winemaker for Recanati Winery as he visits the US for only 3 days! Explore one of a kind art at the new Igal Fedida Gallery.
The Kosher Wine Society 2nd event was with Recanati Winery in 2006 and we are happy to bring them back as we blend our beginning with the beginning of the Igal Fedida Gallery in NYC.
The blend of Wine and Art is extremely limited.
Amazing Cheeses by The Cheese Guy
Desserts by World of Chantilly
Wine list will include:
Recanati Shiraz 2011
Recanati Rose 2011
Reserve Merlot 2009
Reserve Petit Syrah/ Zinfandel 2010
Reserve Syrah/ Viognier 2010
Reserve Wild Carignan
Special Reserve Red 2007
Special Reserve White 2010Gils Profile,
Gil Shatsberg heads winemaking and vineyard management at Recanati winery, one of Israelâ€™s top five wine producers and an
standard bearer for fine quality Israeli wines. Shatsbergâ€™s credentials
include managing and making wine for seven years at the critically
acclaimed Amphorae Vineyard. In early 2008, Shatsberg took over from
former Recanati winemaker Lewis Pasco, who left to pursue new career
in 2000 by Lenny Recanati, a prominent Israeli financier and wine
collector, the Recanati winery in Israelâ€™s Hefer Valley in Upper Galilee
obtains fruit from some of the areaâ€™s finest high-altitude vineyards.
In less than eight years, Recanati wines have developed a following that
extends far beyond Israel, and can be found on wine lists and in stores
in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
is a seminal figure in the modern-day Israeli wine industry. On
completion of four yearsâ€™ military service with an elite unit of the
Israeli Air Force, he transferred to the U.S. to study Viticulture &
Enology at U.C. Davis, graduating with honors in 1993. For the next
couple of years he worked as assistant winemaker at the Jordan
sparkling winery in Healdsburg, CA, before relocating to Israel in late
1994 to take up the position of winemaker at Carmel where he spent six
years before joining Amphorae.
Born and raised in the Kibbutz
Tzora near Jerusalem, Shatsberg knew from an early age that his calling
lay in agriculture. The multi-disciplinary demands of winemaking held
particular appeal. â€œIsrael is blessed with exceptional growing
conditions, ideal for producing top-flight wines,â€ he says. â€œThough the
Israeli wine industry is still young, I believe itâ€™s just a matter of
time before our wines share the same levels of international awareness
and respect and enjoyed by other top wine regions worldwide.â€
Recanati, Shatsberg aims to create wines that project the authenticity
and the very best attributes of Israeli terroir. â€œItâ€™s not my objective
to create wines that imitate those from elsewhere in the world. Instead,
I strive to make wines that remain true to the land they come from,
wines that also offer an ideal match for Israeliâ€™s amazingly rich and
diverse culinary heritage, extending from Europe, to the Middle East
and North Africa.â€Igal Fedida's Bio
Born and raised in Israel, moved to the United States at an
early age to pursue a successful business career in construction,
design and remodeling. Being of curious and deeply spiritual nature,
however, he decided to take some time to get to know the World and he
traveled to many distant and unusual pockets of our home planet. He
enjoyed drawing, sketching and design since an early age and he
discovered the love for photography during his travels, capturing images
of nature and people alike.
Returning to Los Angeles, he enrolled in intensive photography study
program at the UCLA. Exploring the world of photography, his need for
expression drove him to develop a unique form where he combined Polaroid
photographs with water color in order to deepen the effect of the
image. In doing so he discovered that his need to express the nature and
the World that surrounds us far surpasses the limited potential of
photography. Subsequently, as if an invisible hand pointed a direction,
the magic door opened and he was pulled into the world of painting.
self taught, over the time he developed his own fascinating style of
contrasting images. His black and white collection clearly expresses his
inner search of balance between order and chaos, good and evil and
evermore constant yin and yang presence in life. On the opposite to this
sharp collection stand abstracts filled with mesmerizing colors
inspired by nature and God alike. Some of his paintings carry deep
meanings about the creation and the world from 'big bang" and Adam and
Eve to modern day socialites while others are visually hypnotizing,
energy filled abstracts of strikingly vivacious colors.
Please Visit http://www.igalfedida.com/index.php
for more info.