Author Archives: Yossie

Kos Yeshuos Winery

#376 – May 16, 2019 Israel’s modern kosher wine revolution started in the early 1980s with the Golan Heights Winery, while initial glimmerings were evident a few years prior at Carmel Winery, whose 1976 and 1979 offerings showcased a quantum qualitative leap. In addition to forbearing the revolution, Carmel Winery was also the breeding ground […]

Camuna Cellars

#376 – May 16, 2019 Israel’s modern kosher wine revolution started in the early 1980s with the Golan Heights Winery, while initial glimmerings were evident a few years prior at Carmel Winery, whose 1976 and 1979 offerings showcased a quantum qualitative leap. In addition to forbearing the revolution, Carmel Winery was also the breeding ground […]

Goblet Winery

#365 – November 13, 2018 Goblet Winery, provides a window into a story of passion, following one’s dreams and urban development – all coming from unexpected places. Founded in 2013, Goblet released its first commercial vintage in 2014 but founder and winemaker Yanky Drew has been making wine for over a decade, both as a […]

Orange is the new White (Yaacov Oryah)

#375 – May 3, 2019 This page discusses a very special winemaker of incredible depth, talent and modesty, who I am tremendously happy to see finally getting his due. Ever since Yaacov Oryah’s story graced these pages three years ago, his popularity has risen so dramatically as to render the “one of Israel’s best kept […]

2019 Annual Pesach Buying Guide

Busy Times The weeks leading up to Pesach are the US kosher wine industry’s busiest, with more kosher wine purchased during this period than the rest of the year combined.  In Israel, Rosh Hashanah is nearly as busy a buying season as Pesach and wine buying is also more liberally spread out through the year. […]

It Doesn’t Get Better than This (Best Wines of 2018)

As always, in addition to the list of the best wines I tasted during the 2018 calendar year, i have also included a list of the most exciting and/or interesting wines I tasted throughout the year, many of which give more pleasure than some of their “near-perfect” brethren who are included in the former, more […]

Kishor Vineyards

#364 – November 2, 2018 In addition to the basic concept of being enjoyable, there are often other criteria we look for when determining which wines will receive an allocation of our hard-earned lirot. These could be awesome labels (e.g. Shirah), a great story (e.g. Four Gates), a desire to support Israeli wineries, or wanting […]

Rosé Colored Glasses (Rosé)

#357 – June 11, 2018 With a great slate of white wine options, it’s time to address the quintessential “summer wine” – rosé.  With warmer weather being dragged kicking and screaming into June, the crescendo of need for good looking and refreshing thirst-quenchers is peaking and help is finally here.  New York may have been […]

2018 Annual Pesach Wine Buying Guide

Busy Times The weeks leading up to Pesach are the US kosher wine industry’s busiest, with more kosher wine purchased during this period than the rest of the year combined.  In Israel, Rosh Hashana is nearly as busy a buying season as Pesach and wine buying is also more liberally spread out through the year. […]

Creme de la Creme (Best Wines of 2017)

This week includes my annual list of the best wines I tasted during the 2017 calendar year.  As is my annual custom, I also list the most exciting and/or interesting wines I tasted throughout the year, many of which give more pleasure than some of their “near-perfect” brethren who are included in the former, more […]