It’s pretty remarkable that the first time we’ve submitted wines to the Wine Spectator we attracted such prestigious scores, alongside wineries such as Golan Heights, Barkan and Tzora.
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) September 28, 2016
Wines from the Cremisan Wine Estate, distributed throughout the U.S. by Terra Sancta Trading, have been recognized with 90-point and upper 80-point scores by Wine Spectator Magazine. They are now part of a small and distinguished handful of wines from the Middle East to receive scores exceeding 89 points, from the wine industry’s leading publication.
In a blind tasting, all the wines from Cremisan were recognized; with the 2013 Dabouki receiving 89 points, 2012 Baladi 87 points, and the 2012 Hamdani-Jandali receiving an “outstanding” 90 points score from Kim Marcus, Managing Editor at Wine Spectator. He called the Hamdani-Jandali “an intriguing blend” and stated the wine “delivers apple tart, custard and lemon curd flavors.”
The Cremisan wines dominated the recently published results in their respective price-to-point ratios, selling for around $20 retail each. All wines were made from grapes grown in Cremisan’s own Estate Vineyard in the West Bank, in Palestinian territories. The wines appear under the Star of Bethlehem label, paying homage to the wines being fermented, blended, bottled and cellared at the Cremisan Wine Estate in Bethlehem.
Jason Bajalia, owner of Terra Sancta Trading, the nationwide distributor for Cremisan, said, “It’s pretty remarkable that the first time we’ve submitted wines to the Wine Spectator we attracted such prestigious scores, alongside wineries such as Golan Heights, Barkan and Tzora. We’re still a young company with such eclectic products, but the wines have been greeted with open arms in the marketplace by retailers and consumers alike. These scores from the Wine Spectator only serve to strengthen our presence in the market, and our focus on wines from the Middle East. We’re very honored to be distributing wines from the Cremisan Estate, and there’s certainly more to come from Terra Sancta.”
Terra Sancta Trading is a family-owned business founded in Jacksonville, Florida, focusing on importing and distributing beer, wine and spirits directly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Terra Sancta has quickly risen to become a leader among specialty Eastern European and the Middle Eastern beverage importers and suppliers, with aspirations on continually driving quality and expanding their unique product portfolio. Terra Sancta has already secured numerous placements for Cremisan at some of the most prestigious Middle Eastern restaurants around the country, including; Tanoreen in Brooklyn, Zahav in Philadelphia and Dishdash in Silicon Valley.
“No-doubt everyone has their own perception of the Middle East; but politics aside, through Terra Sancta I not only want to introduce the products to the U.S., but also help people understand the importance of the Levant [Eastern Mediterranean] today. Not a lot of people realize this is where wine originally came from. It’s where beer came from. The role this part of the world has played in shaping the beverage industry as we know it today is grossly underestimated.” stated Jason Bajalia
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