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Chill out with Črnko Jareninčan

Chill out with Črnko Jareninčan

SLOVENIA TheStreet lists Crnko Jarenincan in their top 10 wines to “Chill out in August” with, written by David Marcus. Silvio Crnko says in...
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Wine & Spirits “Red Value Wine of the Month”: Santomas Refošk Liter

Wine & Spirits “Red Value Wine of the Month”: Santomas Refošk Liter

SLOVENIA Wine & Spirits magazine recently reviewed Santomas LNG Refosk Liter, one of our bestselling wines, and named it the “Red Value...
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James the Wine Guy reviews Schuchmann Rkatsiteli

James the Wine Guy reviews Schuchmann Rkatsiteli

GEORGIA Check out James’ recent review of ’13 Schuchmann Rkatsiteli from Kakheti, Georgia. We completely agree with his assertion that it is a...
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Seven UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit

Seven UNESCO world heritage wine regions to visit

HUNGARY The famous Hungarian appellation of Tokaj tops Decanter’s list of UNESCO heritage wine regions to visit. Home to the famous Tokaji-Aszu...
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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 ➞

R6 Riserva

Spotlight: 2013 Bibich R6 Riserva

NEW! **The new vintage is on the way and expected to arrive mid-September. Now accepting pre-orders.** The lithe, mineral R6 typically has ... Shop ➞
**The new vintage is on the way and expected to arrive mid-September. Now accepting pre-orders.** The lithe, mineral R6 typically has a freshness uncommon to the reds from the more famous and warmer growing areas in Southern Dalmatia. A roughly equal blend of native red varieties Babić, Plavina, and Lasin, it’s then co-fermented, aged 12 months in American oak, and consistently dry with 13% alcohol. Ripe fruit aromas that hint at the Zinfandel heritage all three grapes belong, but ultim... 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 ➞

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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...
R6 RiservaNEW! **The new vintage is on the way and expected to arrive mid-September. Now accepting pre-orders.** The lithe, mineral R6 typically has a freshness uncommon to the reds from the more famous and warmer growing areas in Southern Dalmatia. A roughly equal ble...
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...

HUNGARY

New California and New Tokaj: Furmint and Hárslevelű

New California and New Tokaj: Furmint and Hárslevelű

In the Spring of 2013 we hosted Judit and Jozsef Bodo of Hungary’s Bott Winery in California. With their giant map of the Tokaj appellation, box... More Hungary

TRAVEL

The Life and Wines of Samuel Tinon

The Life and Wines of Samuel Tinon

Enjoy a day tasting with Samuel Tinon in Tokaj! Writing and all photos by Colm FitzGerald of The Paprika Project. I’m sitting across the table... More Travel

CROATIA

Todd Smith of DOSA pairs Indian flavors with Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Georgian Wines

Todd Smith of DOSA pairs Indian flavors with Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Georgian Wines

Todd Smith, wine director for DOSA South Indian restaurants in San Francisco, shares some of his wine pairing discoveries in this interview... More Croatia

SLOVENIA

Emerging Wine Regions: Slovenia

Emerging Wine Regions: Slovenia

Bottlenotes latest Regional Spotlight is on Slovenia, a small country with a rich winemaking culture. Slovenia’s climate is ideal for grape... More Slovenia
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