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Bibich Lučica 2011, one of W&S Best Eastern European Wines

Bibich Lučica 2011, one of W&S Best Eastern European Wines

CROATIA The new 2011 vintage of the BIBICh Lucica has just received a very nice review published in the current edition of Wine & Spirits Magazine....
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Join Blue Danube at the Hungarian Heritage Festival

Join Blue Danube at the Hungarian Heritage Festival

HUNGARY Celebrate Hungarian culture at the Hungarian Heritage Festival this Saturday May 9th, in Belmont, CA. There will be music, dance, food and wine...
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Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

Emerging Wine Regions: Georgia

GEORGIA   With one of the oldest wine making traditions in the world, Georgia is believed by many to be the birthplace of wine making. DNA evidence...
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Wine Portraits: Gogi Dakishvili of Schuchmann Wines Georgia

Wine Portraits: Gogi Dakishvili of Schuchmann Wines Georgia

GEORGIA If you have tasted more than a few Georgian wines, chances are at least one of them was made under the watchful eyes of Gogi Dakishvili. He has...
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Merlot

Spotlight: 2008 Kabaj Merlot

NEW! Only 5 bottles of the 2008 vintage left! Along with the rest of the Bordeaux varieties, Merlot has existed in Brda for over 200 years and... Shop ➞
Only 5 bottles of the 2008 vintage left! Along with the rest of the Bordeaux varieties, Merlot has existed in Brda for over 200 years and are planted to the steepest and most exposed portions of the vineyards Belo, Grbunovo, Neblo-Vh and Jez. With an average vine age of 40 years, grapes are hand harvested in early October, quickly transported to the winery, de-stemmed, and placed into concrete vats. After spontaneous primary fermentation and a minimum of 21 days of maceration, the wine is the... Shop ➞

Rouge

Spotlight: 2012 Piquentum Rouge

This wine has the remarkable ability to be incredibly fragrant and coat the inside of the glass like syrup, while still being a light bod... Shop ➞
This wine has the remarkable ability to be incredibly fragrant and coat the inside of the glass like syrup, while still being a light bodied, low alcohol wine with acidity built for the Istrski pršut (Istrian Prosciutto) that hangs from the ceiling of the winery. Primary and malolactic fermentation are completely with native yeasts. While Teran is in the Refosco (& Refošk) family, it differs in that it has slightly higher acidity and pronounced iron and sanguine flavors. Historically, Teran... Shop ➞

Portugieser

Spotlight: 2013 Gere Attila Portugieser

After fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel, the wine spent 4 months in 5000 liter barrels to complete malolactic fermentation.... Shop ➞
After fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel, the wine spent 4 months in 5000 liter barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. An irresistible, fragrant, purple red delight bursting with aromas of wild raspberry and Amarro, Gere Portugieser is nearly devoid of tannin, feather light and takes a chill nicely. Great with stuffed paprika it has the flavor flexibility to pair with something as unexpected as perfumed Indian fare. Shop ➞

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MerlotNEW! Only 5 bottles of the 2008 vintage left! Along with the rest of the Bordeaux varieties, Merlot has existed in Brda for over 200 years and are planted to the steepest and most exposed portions of the vineyards Belo, Grbunovo, Neblo-Vh and Jez. With an averag...
Rouge This wine has the remarkable ability to be incredibly fragrant and coat the inside of the glass like syrup, while still being a light bodied, low alcohol wine with acidity built for the Istrski pršut (Istrian Prosciutto) that hangs from the ceiling of the ...
Portugieser After fermentation with wild yeast in stainless steel, the wine spent 4 months in 5000 liter barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. An irresistible, fragrant, purple red delight bursting with aromas of wild raspberry and Amarro, Gere Portugieser is ne...

CROATIA

Crljenak Kaštelanski — Discovering Zinfandel’s Croatian Roots

Crljenak Kaštelanski — Discovering Zinfandel’s Croatian Roots

The Mrcevlje vineyard above the village of Cavtat where the Dubrovacki Crljenak Kastelanski grows. It is a very exciting time to be a student of... More Croatia

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

The Advantages of Drinking the Unknown – Brkić Winery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Advantages of Drinking the Unknown – Brkić Winery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are distinct advantages to drinking the unknown (at least unknown to us). The quality to price ratio of grapes and places we can’t... More Bosnia Herzegovina

HUNGARY

Demeter Zoltán, Tokaj, Hungary

Demeter Zoltán, Tokaj, Hungary

Having recently been fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Austria and Hungary, I can happily say my notebook is full of things to further clog... More Hungary

AUSTRIA

Austria’s Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

Austria’s Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

  Award-winning author John Mariani shares his view on Austria’s wine future in this article for the Huffington Post. Not only does he... More Austria
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