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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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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 ➞

Sangreal Merlot

Spotlight: 2011 Bibich Sangreal Merlot

NEW! The Sangreal Merlot is Alen Bibich' master piece and personal pride. It's made from his finest fruit and aged in new French and American ... Shop ➞
The Sangreal Merlot is Alen Bibich' master piece and personal pride. It's made from his finest fruit and aged in new French and American oak. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine for the 2008: Chocolate covered cherries, dried black cherries and a touch of tobacco leaf draw you in. This wine is seductive and ripe, with well-integrated tannins and a bright, fruity cherry splash at the end. Shop ➞

Saperavi Akhoebi

Spotlight: 2013 Chveni Gvino Saperavi Akhoebi

NEW! Our Wine is a group effort to create Georgian wine of high quality while continuing the time honored traditions of winemaking and viticul... Shop ➞
Our Wine is a group effort to create Georgian wine of high quality while continuing the time honored traditions of winemaking and viticulture. "Akhoebi" is the vineyard name for this 100% Saperavi. The grapes are hand harvested from vines aging between 15 and 45 years. Shop ➞

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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...
Sangreal MerlotNEW! The Sangreal Merlot is Alen Bibich' master piece and personal pride. It's made from his finest fruit and aged in new French and American oak. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine for the 2008: Chocolate covered cherries, dried black cherries and a tou...
Saperavi AkhoebiNEW! Our Wine is a group effort to create Georgian wine of high quality while continuing the time honored traditions of winemaking and viticulture. "Akhoebi" is the vineyard name for this 100% Saperavi. The grapes are hand harvested from vines aging between 15 a...

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

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

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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