Tag Archives: Shirah

Shirah Winery

After a short[er] newsletter last week, this week’s missive details the wonders of another boutique California winery – Shirah and as a result, is once again [ever-so-slightly] longer than usual.  Hopefully you will persevere as the story behind Weiss Brothers and their wines are well worthy of your attention. My first encounter with the libations […]

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 […]

The Best and the Brightest

#264 – February 20, 2014 Hot on the heels of my 2013 summary, it is time for my annual rating of the best wines I tasted in 2013. Being a lawyer by profession (and therefore a stickler for the rules), I am sticking to only to wines I tasted by December 31, 2013. My most […]