Photography Jessy Bodec - Sommelier Chef Ambassador. Cook & Chef Institute

Jessy Bodec - Sommelier

Cave Bialik by Jessy Bodec

Small production of natural wine from selected single vineyards in the Judean Hills (annual production: 5000 bottles).


Wine Space by Jessy Bodec, Tel Aviv (February 2003 to present):

Head sommelier & Ceo

The company consults various types of clients including the restaurant industry, private collectors, importers & local...

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Cave Bialik by Jessy Bodec

Small production of natural wine from selected single vineyards in the Judean Hills (annual production: 5000 bottles).


Wine Space by Jessy Bodec, Tel Aviv (February 2003 to present):

Head sommelier & Ceo

The company consults various types of clients including the restaurant industry, private collectors, importers & local wineries. We build wine menus, train wine professionals, organize guided wine tastings & tours, buy & sell wine.

The company also imports high-end oak barrels from France for local wine producers.


Toto restaurant, chef Yaron Shalev, Tel Aviv (January 2014 - September 2015):

Head sommelier.


Mul Yam restaurant, chef Yoram Nizan, Tel Aviv (January 2008 - March 2009):

Head sommelier.


Raphael restaurant, chef Rafi Cohen, Tel Aviv (February 2004 - July 2005): 

Head Sommelier.


Keren restaurant, chef Haim Cohen, Tel Aviv (August 2001 - April 2003):

Sommelier.


Golden Grapes Israel’s Annual Wine Competition: Judge since 2005


Best Sommelier 2005, Yarden Trophy, Israel


Adviser to the Ministry of Tourism for the advancement of Israel’s wine trails.


Member of the committee for wine vocabulary at the Institute of Hebrew Language in Jerusalem.


1996 - 1997: 

Bachelor degree studies (economics & business management), at Cornell University, New York USA.


1993 - 1996:

Chief Sergeant in the Israeli Marines Troops of the Israeli Defense Forces.


1991: immigration to Israel from Paris, France.

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