Tag Archives: Covenant

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 […]

Only Available in the US

I have long maintained a page on this site dedicated to those special wines that were only available in Israel and I felt were worth bringing back  to the US, either for long-term cellaring purposes or simply to enjoy.  As the geographic scope of readership has continued to expand, a significant number of readers are located in Israel […]

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 […]

Chardonnay

#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 […]