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Vinoterra
2009 Saperavi
Georgia

SaperaviMade from Saperavi grape variety from 30-50 year old vineyards. This unique wine is fermented in Qvevri by ancient Georgian method, which naturally guarantees constant temperature during the whole winemaking process. The result is a deep wine rich of extrac... Shop >

Fekete
2011 Olaszrizling
Hungary

OlaszrizlingOne of the most widely planted grapes in Central Europe and a favorite of the Communists due to it’s ability to yield incredible large crops, planted in the right spot and farmed correctly, it’s diametrically opposed to the jug wines of yesteryear. In C... Shop >

Carić Vina
2008 Plovac Ploški
Croatia

Plovac PloškiThe name, Plovac Ploški, derives from the name of the grape variety, Plavac (Mali), and the word Plaze, so what it really means is “Plavac from Plaze”: the fruit comes from Hvar’s famous Plaze on the island’s south face. The maceration in stainless... Shop >
Saperavi

Spotlight: 2009 Vinoterra Saperavi

Made from Saperavi grape variety from 30-50 year old vineyards. This unique wine is fermented in Qvevri by ancient Georgian method, which... Shop >
Made from Saperavi grape variety from 30-50 year old vineyards. This unique wine is fermented in Qvevri by ancient Georgian method, which naturally guarantees constant temperature during the whole winemaking process. The result is a deep wine rich of extract with a very good aging potential. Wine has purely varietal aroma of cherry and blackberry without oak influence. Recommended with meat dishes and cheese. Shop >

Olaszrizling

Spotlight: 2011 Fekete Olaszrizling

One of the most widely planted grapes in Central Europe and a favorite of the Communists due to it’s ability to yield incredible large ... Shop >
One of the most widely planted grapes in Central Europe and a favorite of the Communists due to it’s ability to yield incredible large crops, planted in the right spot and farmed correctly, it’s diametrically opposed to the jug wines of yesteryear. In Croatia it’s called Graševina, Welchsriesling in Austria, Riesling Italico in Italy, Laški Rizling in Slovenia, and finally Olaszrizling in Hungary. Even more so, there is considerable difference between this grape and Rhine Riesling. St... Shop >

Plovac Ploški

Spotlight: 2008 Carić Vina Plovac Ploški

The name, Plovac Ploški, derives from the name of the grape variety, Plavac (Mali), and the word Plaze, so what it really means is “Pl... Shop >
The name, Plovac Ploški, derives from the name of the grape variety, Plavac (Mali), and the word Plaze, so what it really means is “Plavac from Plaze”: the fruit comes from Hvar’s famous Plaze on the island’s south face. The maceration in stainless steel is stopped after five days. The wines ferment on their lees, skins and pits removed, and aged for at least two years before they are released. Serve with “pasticada”, lobster stew or barbecue. 88 Points Wine Enthusiast Maga... Shop >

Curious & Thirsty – Slovenian Wine Goggles

Curious & Thirsty – Slovenian Wine Goggles
Historically vineyards have covered much of Slovenia’s countryside. In them you find grapes brought over the thousands of years of human... Read Blog >
Historically vineyards have covered much of Slovenia’s countryside. In them you find grapes brought over the thousands of years of human movement. Coupled with the diversity of climate, topography, wine production methods, and localized taste, Slovenian wines are extremely different region to region. In the US we are largely unaware of this. Blue Danube Wine Co. — the company I am a... Read Blog >

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Curious & Thirsty – Slovenian Wine Goggles

Curious & Thirsty – Slovenian Wine Goggles
Historically vineyards have covered much of Slovenia’s countryside. In them you find grapes brought over the thousands of years of human movement. Coupled with the diversity of climate, topography, wine... Read Blog >

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