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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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Hungarian Wine Tasting Review by Christine Havens

Hungarian Wine Tasting Review by Christine Havens

HUNGARY Recently Frank Dietrich led an in depth tasting of Hungarian wines at Soif wine bar in Santa Cruz, CA. The wines represented many of the major...
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Revenge of the Wine Spritzer

Revenge of the Wine Spritzer

CROATIA While you may not be able to recall the last time you encountered a wine spritzer, the beverage is quite popular in many countries. In fact...
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Ravan

Spotlight: 2011 Kabaj Ravan

Long prized for its vibrant character and uncanny ability to age, ‘Ravan’ is the house name for the local variety formerly known as T... Shop ➞
Long prized for its vibrant character and uncanny ability to age, ‘Ravan’ is the house name for the local variety formerly known as Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Vert, Sauvignonasse, and most recently Jakot. No one can agree on the name. Grapes were hand harvested in late September, de-stemmed, fermented with wild yeast in large oak vats for 2 weeks, and then transferred to mostly used French barrique for malolactic fermentation. After 12 months on the lees the wine was bottled unfiltered. Fo... 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 ➞

Gemischter Satz

Spotlight: 2013 Bernreiter Gemischter Satz

The field blend method of Gemischter Satz was common among peasant vineyards for practical reasons, but inadvertently it has led to a sty... Shop ➞
The field blend method of Gemischter Satz was common among peasant vineyards for practical reasons, but inadvertently it has led to a style of wine that best expresses Viennese terroir. Because each variety prefers different conditions vintage to vintage, the wines show a wide range of texture, fruit, and acidity imparted by multiple grapes at varied ripening stages. However, because no one variety dominates, the wines are never so different from what the fan of Gemischter Satz would expect. ... Shop ➞

Spotlight

Ravan Long prized for its vibrant character and uncanny ability to age, ‘Ravan’ is the house name for the local variety formerly known as Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Vert, Sauvignonasse, and most recently Jakot. No one can agree on the name. Grapes were hand ha...
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...
Gemischter Satz The field blend method of Gemischter Satz was common among peasant vineyards for practical reasons, but inadvertently it has led to a style of wine that best expresses Viennese terroir. Because each variety prefers different conditions vintage to vintage, t...

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

TRAVEL

Dalmatian Island Wine: The Carić Winery

Dalmatian Island Wine: The Carić Winery

Our friends Andrew Villone, of Savor the Experience Tours, and Wine Awesomeness teamed up to present this informative interview with Ivana Caric... More Travel

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

CROATIA

The Captain of Krk and an Island Hvar Hvar Away…

The Captain of Krk and an Island Hvar Hvar Away…

Partly because it’s already hitting 80 degrees in my adopted hometown of Sacramento, and partly because I miss Croatia, I’d like to highlight... More Croatia
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