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The Tastemakers

Meet the judges whose discerning palates pick The Jewish Week’s Top 18 Kosher Wines Competition.

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Yossie Horwitz

Growing up in a tee-totaling household in Jerusalem — “my father maybe drank a shot of amaretto per year,” he recalls — Yossie Horwitz didn’t have much early exposure to wine. That all changed one night when, as a teenager, Horwitz’s palate was astonished by a kosher Bordeaux that some family friends brought to a seder dinner. A lifelong passion was stoked: Horwitz began attending wine tastings and winery tours around Israel, educating himself on what he liked.

From left:Raphael Sutton, Aron Ritter, Miriam Morgenstern, Alison Nathan, Yossie Horwitz,  Gamliel Kronemer. Michael Datikash/JW

Kosher Wine’s Southern Exposure

A look at what’s being produced down under in Australia and New Zealand.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/17/2014

Australia has a huge wine industry, producing wines that range from simple plonk to superb quality, yet it boasts only a handful of kosher wine producers. Similarly, New Zealand, though a very much smaller industry, has a fabulous global reputation for quality Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, but only two kosher wine producers. Like its non-kosher counterpart, the kosher wine industry “down under” offers everything from simple, yet pleasing entry-level quaffers to excellent wines, full of character.

Beckett’s Flat boutique winery in Western Australia. Courtesy of Beckett’s Flat
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