Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer "In Person" tours?

Yes, check out our tours page for more information.  We also have an Israel travel e-book available for purchase in our shop. 

How many people work for you?

We are a husband wife team, David and Desiree. Together we put together all the research, production, publishing and marketing for our in person and digital programs. It's a lot of work, but you are worth it! From time to time, we invite other friends to join in the script building and research. Also if we require something specific, like a 3D model, then we use friends who have these skills.

What religion are you?

Because we talk about the Bible, it is a natural question to ask. Both of us are Jehovah's Witnesses in Israel. David is also from a Jewish family and background. However, our goal with our programs is simply to make this amazing history come alive with great visuals and fun humor. This is why we work hard to keep doctrine and application out of the programs.

What do you use as a basis for research?

It is specific to the topic. If we are researching animals...then we go to biologists. If we are researching the Hittites, we go to Hittitologists, and so on. However, the Bible text is always the foundation, so cross referencing the text, wording and idioms is a large basis for our work.

Why are your programs so different from what I've heard before?

Many are unaware at how much Rabbinic and Church traditions have influenced the narrative around of Bible accounts.  By stripping out the traditions and just using the Bible text and historical findings, we often end up with a very different picture.

This helps you to identify the difference between historical fact and speculation.  

Also, because we respect the copyrights of others, we don't copy and paste other people's work and research.  As a result, our programs are unique to us.

Why don't you offer your programs or tours on a donation basis?

There are three reasons why:

1) There is substantial time, costs and financial risk to producing our tours and programs, from the production to business and licensing fees.

2) Because money is exchanged for a product or service, it isn't honest to call ourselves volunteers working for donations.  The government views this as a business, meaning they expect us to charge a set price and issue invoices to track our income. 

3) In reality, most people do not tip enough to cover the basic expenses, if they tip at all.

Isn't this targeting Jehovah's Witnesses for money?

No. Unlike other Witness run tour companies, we do not advertise as "Strictly for JWs" or "By Witness for Witness".  In fact, we don't even ask you your religion and you had to come to this section to find out that we are Witnesses!  This is because giving a service or product based on religion would constitute discrimination and be illegal.  All are welcome on our programs.

How do I sign up and how do I cancel?

TASTE & SEE TV: To sign up, click JOIN in the header, then follow the prompts as you select the plan that is right for you. To cancel, once logged in, you can select SETTINGS & PASSWORD and there you will see an option to Change Your Plan. Then you will see the option to Cancel your current plan. You can also use this option to change into the three month or one year subscriptions.

DRINK OFFERING TOURS: Head to our tours page and click the link for the form.  This will give us basic information like your dates, group size and contact information.

I joined a tour that may be infringing on your programs.

What should I do?

Taste & See TV and Drink Offering Tours can only survive if we protect our creative content. However, it is not unreasonable to think that someone has a similar storyline or angle as us (or us to them!).

We are also not overly concerned with people sharing our program material with others, so long as we are given credit as the source.

However, what is important to us, is that no one is attempting to profit (even with "tips" or "donations") from sharing our programs, or using our programs to promote their own business ventures. We have not approved anyone to collect money on our behalf or in exchange for presenting our programs via other mediums (like Zoom or Skype). This is a clear violation of the Terms and Conditions of our website.

If you have seen this type of infringement, please email us with the details.  If possible, make a recording of the infringement.