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Georgian Wines are Exciting!

Georgian Wines are Exciting!

GEORGIA More than 500 varieties of native grapes. A multi-millennia-old winemaking tradition in clay vessel or qvevri. In fact, Georgia have been making...
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Schist Happens

Schist Happens

AUSTRIA The first time we starting turning over rocks and looking for producers in Eisenberg was 2014. The area is certainly thematically ripe for Blue...
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That’s what I do. I drink Peneče and I know things…

That’s what I do. I drink Peneče and I know things…

SLOVENIA Whenever I hear Pétillant-naturel, methode ancestrale, Pét-nat, or even Peneče, I don’t immediately think Loire, I think Berkeley. Back in...
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Pét-Nat, Charmat, Champenoise: plenty of bubbles for the Summer

Pét-Nat, Charmat, Champenoise: plenty of bubbles for the Summer

SLOVENIA Pétillant Naturel, or Pét-Nat for short, is a modern trend but its origin is not so new. Pét-Nats are made using the Méthode Ancestrale, the...
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Wine Wednesday Spotlight

#WineWednesday Spotlight #153: Monastery Tvrdoš Vranac

#WineWednesday Spotlight #153: Monastery Tvrdoš Vranac

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA “How could we not offer this wine,” asks David Lynch, Sommelier & Editorial Director at SommSelect. “Tasting this 2015 Vranac, I’m...
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#WineWednesday Spotlight #152: Muhr-van der Niepoort Spitzerberg

#WineWednesday Spotlight #152: Muhr-van der Niepoort Spitzerberg

AUSTRIA “I feel pretty sure that blaufränkisch is pinot noir’s sexy older brother,” writes The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil for her website...
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#WineWednesday Spotlight #151: Maurer Kövidinka

#WineWednesday Spotlight #151: Maurer Kövidinka

SERBIA Oszkar Maurer’s winery is located in the Subotica (or Szabadka in Hungarian) wine region in Serbia, just south of the Hungarian-Serbian border....
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SLOVENIA

Border(less) Regions are Great for Wine

Border(less) Regions are Great for Wine

Take a good dose of nationalism, a slightly larger dollop of history, and fuse it with taking the best from what’s around you and creating... More Slovenia

HUNGARY

A record number of lots for the 6th Great Tokaj Wine Auction

A record number of lots for the 6th Great Tokaj Wine Auction

It’s hard to believe that it was three years ago this month that Blue Danubians Eric and Frank were inducted to the illustrious Confrérie de... More Hungary

TRAVEL

Wine and gastronomy tour highlights amber and natural winemakers of Slovenia and Italy

Wine and gastronomy tour highlights amber and natural winemakers of Slovenia and Italy

Orange/natural wine expert Simon J Woolf and author of Amber Revolution, is partnering with Savor The Experience Tours to offer a tour of the amber... More Travel

HUNGARY

It’s Springtime! Megjött a kikelet!

It’s Springtime! Megjött a kikelet!

When French eonologist Stéphanie Berecz founded Kikelet Pince with her husband Zsolt in Tarcal, Tokaj, she wanted a name that was easy to write... More Hungary
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