Tag Archives: Carmel

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 […]

Annual Pesach Kosher Wine Buying Guide (Holiday Prep)

#288 – March 12, 2015 Public Service Announcement: You can skip the verbiage and scroll straight down to the bottom of this newsletter for the actual list (which this year includes all my recommendations in this week’s edition, instead of being split over two weeks), but the material below contains a number of tips that […]

The Pièce(s) de Résistance (Best Wines of 2014)

With the Gregorian year of 2014 officially in the bag, it is time for my annual rating of the best wines I tasted in 2014.  In keeping with “Yossie’s Corkboard” tradition, in addition to the “best” wines of 2014, I have also included a list of the most interesting and exciting wines I tasted this […]

The Bold and the Beautiful

#275 -July 14, 2014 During the three years since it was last showcased on these pages, its popularity has (relatively) increased, the sophistication and frequency it is used has grown and the number of choices to enjoy its fruity power is very welcome.  One practical indicator of this is that in order to provide a […]

2014 Pesach Kosher Wine Buying Guide

Market Price: Parts I & II As you already know, 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 (the wine buying in Israel is slightly more evenly distributed throughout the year, with Rosh Hashana also […]


#250 – June 21, 2013 As spring quickly gives way to summer, I am looking forward to a drinking season loaded with crisp and refreshing wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. This week’s newsletter is dedicated to one of the noble varietals which doesn’t get nearly enough attention on these pages, but certainly produces […]

Rosh Hashanah 2010 Selections

For our inaugural edition of the Leket Wine Club and in honor of our increasing operations in the Northern parts of Israel, I have decided to focus on four wineries with vineyards located on Israel’s Northern border – Dalton, Galil Mountain, Recanati and Segal.  While Leket has not yet had the opportunity to pick grapes […]