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Kakheti: Georgia’s cradle of wine

Kakheti: Georgia’s cradle of wine

GEORGIA Georgia is considered by many to be the birthplace of winemaking. More specifically, archaeologists believe that the tradition originated in the...
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“Off-the-beaten-path sparklers” from The Boston Globe

“Off-the-beaten-path sparklers” from The Boston Globe

GEORGIA It is nice to see Bagrationi getting some much deserved attention in this article by Ellen Bhang for The Boston Globe. The charmat method is also...
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What Is “Pét-Nat,” Really?

What Is “Pét-Nat,” Really?

SLOVENIA We are excited to introduce three new Slovenian “Pet-Nat’s” from Stoka. But what is “Pet-Nat” you may ask? In...
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Georgia’s Giant Clay Pots Hold An 8,000-Year-Old Secret To Great Wine

Georgia’s Giant Clay Pots Hold An 8,000-Year-Old Secret To Great Wine

GEORGIA Daniella Cheslow reports on the rich winemaking history of Georgia for NPR. Georgia’s winemaking heritage goes back 8,000 years and centers...
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Rosé

Spotlight: 2013 Batič Rosé

Sourced from the marl and clay rich soils of the Vogrsko and Brajda vineyards, this Rosé was gently crushed and left to spontaneously fe... Shop ➞
Sourced from the marl and clay rich soils of the Vogrsko and Brajda vineyards, this Rosé was gently crushed and left to spontaneously ferment in stainless steel. Geared toward freshness, expect a slight effervescence of fine bubbles. Wild red fruit, herbal notes, and a kiss of residual sugar balanced by plenty of acidity create a richer than expected mouth feel. Miha Batič loves to pair it with scallops served in their own shell with butter, herbs and tomatoes. Raw dishes like carpaccio and... Shop ➞

Királyleányka

Spotlight: 2014 Szõke Mátyás Királyleányka

NEW! New vintage! Királyleányka, originally from Transylvania and most likely a cross between Kövérszőlő and Leányka, is a highly regar... Shop ➞
New vintage! Királyleányka, originally from Transylvania and most likely a cross between Kövérszőlő and Leányka, is a highly regarded native white grape. And although usually consumed by large Hungarian men, the name actually translates to “Little Princess.” When made in this un-oaked reductive style, it has Muscat like aromas, tangy acidity, citrus fruit, and a mineral backbone that harks back to the volcanic soils of the Mátra mountains. Stylistically, it’s almost as if an Au... 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

Rosé Sourced from the marl and clay rich soils of the Vogrsko and Brajda vineyards, this Rosé was gently crushed and left to spontaneously ferment in stainless steel. Geared toward freshness, expect a slight effervescence of fine bubbles. Wild red fruit, herbal...
KirályleánykaNEW! New vintage! Királyleányka, originally from Transylvania and most likely a cross between Kövérszőlő and Leányka, is a highly regarded native white grape. And although usually consumed by large Hungarian men, the name actually translates to “Little ...
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...

TRAVEL

Tokaj Perfection: Sampling Füleky Estate’s Liquid Gold

Tokaj Perfection: Sampling Füleky Estate’s Liquid Gold

Here is Colm FitzGerald’s, editor of The Paprika Project, visit to Fuleky in Tokaj, Hungary; sure to make you want to go and try these fine... More Travel

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

CROATIA

Interview with Cliff Rames, founder of “Wines of Croatia”

Interview with Cliff Rames, founder of “Wines of Croatia”

We caught up with our friend, and New York based sommelier, Cliff Rames, recently to share his thoughts on Croatian wine with you. Cliff also... 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
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