Honoring Fallen Soldiers through Commemorative Wines

In a heartfelt effort to honor the memory of fallen IDF soldiers, a winemaker named David Peri has created a series of specialty wines that serve as a commemoration and a celebration of life. Each wine is carefully crafted and personalized, reflecting the story and name of a fallen soldier.

The project began five years ago when Peri created a wine blend to toast the memory of Cpt. Daniel Gomez, a helicopter pilot killed in the Second Lebanon War. Since then, Peri has produced wines dedicated to other fallen soldiers, such as Karen Tendler, the IAF’s first female Sikorsky helicopter combat mechanic, and Lt.-Col. Emmanuel Moreno, a famous undercover commando.

The demand for these personalized, commemorative wines has increased significantly during Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas. Working in collaboration with Gush Etzion and Munitz wineries, Peri has crafted wines for the families of fallen soldiers such as Cpt. Eitan Neeman and St.-Sgt. Ofek Arbiv.

The cost of producing these wines is covered entirely by Peri, and the wines are sold at cost. The families of the fallen soldiers bear no financial burden. Peri’s profits come from other aspects of his wine business, including wine bars for special events, private labels for corporations, and personal wine concierge services.

Another winemaker, Elie Wurtman of Bat Shlomo Winery, has also released a commemorative wine in honor of Aviv Baram, a soldier who fought Hamas as part of the Kfar Aza rapid response squad. The wine features lyrics from a song written by pop singer Ivri Lider, who was a close friend and colleague of Baram.

These commemorative wines serve as more than just a drink. They offer solace and remembrance for the families and friends of fallen soldiers. Wine has always held a special place in Jewish tradition and is seen as an emblem of coming together and finding hope in a better future.

Through these personalized wines, the memory of these brave soldiers lives on, and their stories are shared with others who raise a glass in their honor. It is a meaningful and heartfelt way to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for their country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are these specialty wines all about?
The specialty wines are created by winemakers in Israel as a commemoration and celebration of life for fallen soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Each wine is carefully crafted and personalized to reflect the story and name of a fallen soldier.

2. Who started this project?
The project was started by winemaker David Peri, who created a wine blend five years ago to toast the memory of Cpt. Daniel Gomez, a helicopter pilot killed in the Second Lebanon War. He has since produced wines dedicated to other fallen soldiers as well.

3. Has the demand for these personalized wines increased in recent times?
Yes, the demand for these personalized, commemorative wines has increased significantly during Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas.

4. Who does David Peri work with to produce these wines?
David Peri works in collaboration with Gush Etzion and Munitz wineries to craft these wines for the families of fallen soldiers.

5. Do the families of fallen soldiers have to bear any financial burden?
No, the families of fallen soldiers do not have to pay for these wines. The cost of producing the wines is covered entirely by David Peri, and they are sold at cost.

6. How does David Peri make a profit from his wine business?
David Peri’s profits come from other aspects of his wine business, including wine bars for special events, private labels for corporations, and personal wine concierge services.

7. Are there any other winemakers creating commemorative wines?
Yes, another winemaker named Elie Wurtman of Bat Shlomo Winery has released a commemorative wine in honor of Aviv Baram, a soldier who fought Hamas as part of the Kfar Aza rapid response squad.

Definitions:
– IDF: Israeli Defense Forces, the military forces of Israel.
– Second Lebanon War: A conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon that took place in 2006.

Suggested Related Links:
Gush Etzion Winery
Munitz Winery
Bat Shlomo Winery