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Yossie has been writing a weekly newsletter - Yossie's Wine Recommendations - on kosher wines, wineries and other wine-related topics for over seven years. You can follow Yossie on Twitter @yossieuncorked for daily wine recommendations and tips as well as other oenophilic tidbits. Growing up in Israel, Yossie was first introduced to quality kosher wine as a teenager by a family-friend who brought a French Bordeaux to his family's Seder. It was love at first sip and Yossie has spent many years tasting, learning and exploring his new hobby. After moving to New York from Israel about seven years ago, Yossie began receiving many requests from friends and family for wine recommendations and over seven years ago decided to launch Yossie's Wine Recommendations. After starting out as a friends and family based email distribution list, Yossie's Wine Recommendations is currently distributed weekly via email to thousands of subscribers around the world. Yossie and his newsletter have been mentioned in many leading publications including the New York Times, the Jewish Week and the Canadian Jewish News. Yossie lives in Manhattan with his wife and three young children where he practices corporate law at a major international firm.

ARTICLES BY: Yossie Horwitz


January 7, 2016 7:39 am
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The Creme de la Creme of 2015’s Israeli Wines

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...

July 12, 2012 6:15 pm
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Bubbly Effervescence (Kosher Champagne)

With crisp, refreshing flavor and near-perfect pairing with many types of food, Champagne is still pigeonholed as just a celebratory beverage, known for providing foamy...

June 7, 2012 12:06 pm
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Tzora Winery: Wines that Blend, Not Bludgeon

Given the excellence of the Tzora Winery and it's evolution of the last few years, it's a crying shame that the last time I profiled...

May 2, 2012 12:36 pm
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In the Valley of Ella (Ella Valley Winery)

The Ella Valley Winery is located in the valley of Ella in the Judean Hills, which has been a culturally important area for 2000 years....

March 30, 2012 1:20 pm
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Passover Kosher Wine Buying Guide

As you probably already know, the weeks leading up to Pessach are the US kosher wine industry's busiest with more kosher wine being sold...

March 13, 2012 2:30 pm
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Que Syrah, Syrah (Stylistic Differences Between Syrah & Shiraz)

Syrah is a grape native to France's Rhône Valley. I believe this varietal has great potential to be among those most appropriate to showcase Israel's...

February 22, 2012 12:47 pm
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A Royal State of Affairs – KFWE 2012

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the best wine tasting events of the year, Royal Wine Corporation's KFWE2012 (Kosher Food &...

January 18, 2012 4:19 pm
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Hard Earned Success (the Best Kosher Wines of 2011)

As the Gregorian calendar came to an end, we were all blanketed by the media in all its iterations with multiple lists of the "best...

June 19, 2011 3:45 am
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Four Gates Winery

When I moved to New York from Israel about seven years ago, I hadn't tasted any significant amount of Californian wines. This was primarily...

May 12, 2011 11:49 am
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Just Desserts: The Wonderful World of Sweet Wines

Recent years have been kind to the kosher Oenophile with a proliferation of kosher wines from all around the world. Together with a massive...

May 3, 2011 12:00 pm
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The Much Maligned Merlot

As any reader of my weekly newsletter knows, while I may be exceedingly partial to Cabernet Franc, I try to enjoy all the variety that...

April 12, 2011 11:22 am
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Holiday Shopping (Kosher Wine Buying Guide – Part II)

For this week's post, I have included Part II of my favorite wines from my annual Pesach Kosher Wine Buying Guide (Part I of my...

April 1, 2011 11:25 am
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Holiday Shopping (Kosher Wine Buying Guide – Part I)

The weeks leading up to Pessach are among the US kosher wine industry's busiest, and more kosher wine is sold during this period than the...

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

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Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

British Labour Activist Who Called Jews ‘Zios’ Expelled From Party, Jew...

Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the Labour Party’s expulsion of a virulent anti-Israel activist, but warned that further steps...

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Israeli Political Leader Lapid on Polish Holocaust Law: ‘On the Verge...

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid continued his war of words with the Polish government on Monday, comparing a new Polish...

Middle East

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Gas and Oil Rigs: We Are Capable ...

JNS.org - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Feb. 16 that “if the Lebanese Higher Defense Council makes an...

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