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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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Georgia: a visit to dreamland by Tim Atkin MW

Georgia: a visit to dreamland by Tim Atkin MW

GEORGIA Tim Atkin MW spent some time in Georgia recently, exploring the rich wine culture and variety of indigenous grapes. Wine is part of Georgia’s...
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Saperavi

Spotlight: 2013 Schuchmann Saperavi

This is a remarkably fruity red wine made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi, highlighted by slightly spicy and earthy aromas. ... Shop ➞
This is a remarkably fruity red wine made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi, highlighted by slightly spicy and earthy aromas. Saperavi means "to dye" in Georgian and as soon as you pour this wine into your glass, you will understand why. Beautifully smooth tannin structure helps make this wine easy to drink on its own or pair with a plethora of dishes. It truly shines with kebabs and all sorts of grilled meats. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try it with your favorite stew. Shop ➞

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 ➞

Spotlight

Saperavi This is a remarkably fruity red wine made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi, highlighted by slightly spicy and earthy aromas. Saperavi means "to dye" in Georgian and as soon as you pour this wine into your glass, you will understand why. Beauti...
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 ...

Tasting Events

Tasting at Slope Cellars
BROOKLYN Slope Cellars 436 7th Avenue (BET. 14/15 Streets) Brooklyn, NY 11215
Georgian BBQ and Wine Tasting at Babushka
WALNUT CREEK Babushka Russian Restaurant 1475 Newell Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Georgian Wine Tasting at The Rose
SAN DIEGO The Rose Wine Bar & Bottle Shop 2219 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104
Tasting at Astor Wine & Spirits
NEW YORK Astor Wine & Spirits 399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

TRAVEL

Guest House Khvanchkara: The place to stay in Racha, Georgia

Guest House Khvanchkara: The place to stay in Racha, Georgia

Our time in Khvanchkara was only long enough for us to fall in love. It is a magnetic location inhabited by people who would live nowhere else.... More Travel

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

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

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
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