Category Archives: Archived Posts

Like Oil to Water (Chanukah 2014)

#281 – December 18, 2014 Happy Chanukah to all! As we know, food plays a very important role on Chanukah (as with most Jewish holidays, Chanukah can be thematically characterized as “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat”) which is easily one of my favorite holidays, combining family time with presents, tons of […]

An Ode to Pink

#292 – May 20, 2015 Despite New York reverting back to more typical Spring weather these past few days, the recent tantalizing days of summer-like weather were sufficient to galvanize me into my annual ode to Rosé, easily one of the most glorious of all wine genres and unfortunately still snubbed by a large percentage […]

The Year that Was: A Look Back on 2013

#263 – February 7, 2014 After a six-week hiatus and with the Gregorian year of 2013 now solidly in the bag (and then some), I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the last 12 months and discuss the occurrences and trends that impacted the wonderful world of Israeli and kosher wines (“KIWW”). While […]

While Standing on One Foot: A Look Back on 2012

This newsletter is the first of my annual end-of-the-year three-part series on the wonderful world of Israeli and kosher wines.  As the Gregorian year comes to an end, I like to look back at the last 12 months and discuss the (hopefully mostly positive) changes that the delightful world of kosher wine underwent, with a […]

Prophecy Aside: What Does 2015 Hold in Store?

Following on last week’s newsletter with my best wines of 2014, this week’s newsletter takes a good hard look at the past twelve months of the wonderful world of Israeli and kosher wines (“KIW”) and discusses some of the trends and occurrences that I have witnessed over the past year (along with some color commentary […]

Prophecy Aside: A Look Forward Into 2014

#266 – March 26, 2014 Despite the fact that nearly 25% of 2014 is in the bag, I’m hoping that there is still an appetite for the third leg of my annual trifecta of year-end newsletters.  The delay is at least partially attributable to the fact that I recently switched jobs and have been playing […]

Recent Newsletters

#384: Under the Tuscan Sun (Terra di Seta) #360: Viva La France (Bordeaux & Champagne, History and Chateau Visits) #308: Wine Country #2 (2 Day / 8 Wineries / 75 Wine #271: Broadening Your Horizons (The Rise of White Wines) #259: Inclement Weather (The Importance of the Vintage Year) #251: Wine Country (5 days / 15 […]