For fear of poking the Almighty an old joke about changing water into wine in Israel.
Jesus at the Marriage Feast of Cana and he announces he will change H20 into vino when St Peter pipes up.
‘No, you don’t, you’ll buy your round like everybody else.’
The wine was certainly flowing at the Travel Connection Group’s Media Getaway in Leeds this week.
And wine was on our lips too as we talked The Promised Land with our Israeli friends.
A thought here the destination team around Israel then might have done with the likes of exhibitor Carla.
I mean ‘the home of vino’ would have been better than ‘the land of milk and honey.’
Because if you read the story of Jesus or listen to your preacher.
Or dwell on the centre point of the Catholic Mass, the transubstantiation, you’ll know how important booze is in Jesus’s life.
Because he’s still feeding the people, changing water into wine.
While at the back end of his life too he was using wine to promote his people, his life, at the Last Supper.
And so endeth the lesson and onto Carla’s message that the wine still flows freely at Eilat on the Red Sea.
Of course, we know that all too well from the Jordan side of the Sea, from cruising and snorkelling on our memorable G Adventures trip.
And they’re quaffing too over there in Eilat.
Every Friday to be specific with a wine tasting… and what better way to celebrate the Sabbath.
And this means you don’t have to wait until the Wine Festival Batzir in the Autumn.
Across the wine regions of Israel, the Golan Heights, Galilee, Coastal Plain, Judea, Central Mountains and the Negev.
Of course along with with everything else in Israel all palm-lined roads lead to Jerusalem.
And from August 20 with the four-day Jerusalem Wine Festival.
Be one of the 20,000 gathering to sample the hundreds of wines.
Again there are free wine tasting opportunities.
Along with a culinary oasis of stalls offering cheeses, chocolates, olive oils, exceptional sauces, and jams.
Wine water of life
With the party getting started every night with two different live music concerts.
We do expect a lot, too much, at times from our hosts when we traverse the world.
But they will do everything for you, short of changing water into wine in Israel.
Because there’s plenty enough of the grape to go around for everyone.