Our Törley Gála was recognized as one of the Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012 100 Top Value Brands of the Year and also received a Best Buy designation: 87 Points Törley Etyek Gála Sec (Best Buy): a charmat-method blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling and királyleányka, this is frothy and floral. The clean, crisp red apple and green pear flavors make it a refreshing aperitif or companion to a seafood curry. Our Törley Hungaria Grande Cuvée also received a Best Buy designation: 86 Points Törley Etyek Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut (Best Buy): Törley’s flagship bottling, this is a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and riesling fermented in bottle and left on the lees for a year and a half. broad and full with sweet red apple flavors, it’s weighted for richer dishes, like biscuits and gravy at brunch.
San Fransisco based freelance photographer Robin Jolin has expertly documented a number of Blue Danube Wine Co events. Usually asking for payment in wine, we have watched her interest grow beyond the glass. Robin and her husband Jarred made their first trip to Middle Europe this past April. They spent two weeks wandering between the Slovenian/Italian border and the Island of Krk visiting wine producers and absorbing the hospitality, culture, olive oil, truffles, and most of all wine. The photographs are Robin’s, the words are Jarred’s. Read and view with caution, or risk an impulse purchase of a plane ticket to Ljubljana. Stetson: Beforehand what were your expectations of this trip?Jerred: We expected to experience a beautiful foreign land with the freedom a rented, compact automobile offers, all the while remaining well-fed on delicious, local fare and wine varietals, and to meet a small cross section of those responsible for creating these delectable treats. One aspect of traveling through this part of the world that we didn’t expect was the hospitality offered us by the winemakers we visited. Although strangers they treated us like important guests, providing us with anything necessary to keep us satiated. Another aspect we didn’t expect … Continue reading Insight and imagery: a photographer and her husband visit Slovenia and Croatia for the first time