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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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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 ➞

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 ➞

Saperavi

Spotlight: 2012 Orgo Saperavi

Rich opaque purple color with aromas of gently crushed berries, wet earth, warm spices like cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. On the palate ... Shop ➞
Rich opaque purple color with aromas of gently crushed berries, wet earth, warm spices like cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. On the palate this wine is surprisingly light with the fresh berry notes dominating. As it opens up, flavors of raisin and currant become more apparent as well as the secondary aromas of spices and earth. Moderate tannins and a smooth finish complete the experience. Pair with roasted or grilled meat dishes and heavy sauces. Shop ➞

Spotlight

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...
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 ...
Saperavi Rich opaque purple color with aromas of gently crushed berries, wet earth, warm spices like cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. On the palate this wine is surprisingly light with the fresh berry notes dominating. As it opens up, flavors of raisin and currant bec...

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

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

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

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
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