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A Viable Crystal Ball (2016 Preview)

This week’s Crystal Ball newsletter is my attempt to provide some insights into some of the major trends I expect the kosher wine world to undergo over the course of calendar year 2016.  While many of the changes described below has been occurring at a somewhat glacial pace for a while now (and “predicted” in […]

The Year that Was (2105 Look Back)

#310 – January 9, 2015 Following on last week’s newsletter showcasing the Best (and most Interesting/Exciting) Wines of 2015, this week is Part II of my annual Trifecta, which looks back at the 2015 year of kosher wine and outlines a few major trends kosher wine underwent over the last 12 months. Despite living in […]

Creme de la Creme (Best of 2015)

#309 – December 30, 2015 With the Gregorian year of 2015 closing in 24 hours or so, it’s time for the best wines of the year. In keeping with “Yossie’s Corkboard” tradition, in addition to the “best” wines of 2015, I have also included a list of the most interesting and exciting wines I tasted […]

The Ones that got Away

Further to my Best Wines of 2015 (and accompanying Most Exciting / Interesting Wines of 2015) published in #309, below are those wines that fully deserved to be on one of those two lists and were “cut” only due to my desire to keep each list to ten wines. “Almost” Best Wines of 2015 Adir, Plato, […]

Wine Country #2

#308 – December 21, 2015 This week’s newsletter outlines the second leg of a recent wine-driven trip, in which I continued to Israel (From Spain) and, over two days, managed to squeeze in visits to eight wineries.  Similar to my prior “Wine Country” newsletter, in order to provide up-to-date information with respect to recent offerings and happenings […]

Broadening Your Horizons (White Wines)

#271 – June 12, 2014 Hot on the heels of my annual ode to Rosé, this week’s newsletter pays homage to white wines – a type of wine which, to my continuous befuddlement, cannot seem to get much love.  Now, before all of you self-proclaimed white wine haters delete this email and pour yourselves another […]

Making the Case for Everyday Drinking

One of the brightest spots in the New York Times is Eric Asimov, their wine editor.  His recently launched excellent “Wine School” series explores different varietals and I enjoy sharing (via my @yossieuncorked Twitter account which you all hopefully follow by now) the occasional articles in which he covers varietals sufficient represented in the kosher […]

Pinot Noir

#295 – June 12, 2015 (The Purest Expression of Place) This week’s topic of Pinot Noir has filled me with trepidation for years. With hundreds of options for quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and numerous viable options for those seeking quality Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Viognier and even […]