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Wine Academy Croatia: Advancing with WSET

Reading Time: Charine and I moved to Zagreb for a few months in late 2016/early 2017 to finish the research for our upcoming Croatian wine guide. It just so happened that there was a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) course happening in Zagreb at the end of 2016. We decided to kill two birds…

Trendsetter: Jo Ahearne MW, Winemaker

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Reading Time: Jo Ahearne is an academically trained winemaker and a Master of Wine. She is currently producing wine under her own label in Croatia, more specifically on the island of Hvar in Southern Dalmatia. We met her during our three-month stay in Croatia in 2016. In this interview, she shed some light on various aspects…

In The Street: Wine Photography

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Reading Time: “In the Street” is a new feature on our website where we share wine- and wine tourism- related Instagram updates that we love. Last week, we explored many places of Santa Barbara in a two-part series: Part 1, Part 2.  This week, instead of popping back into the street and checking out the…

The Story of Exotic Wine Travel After 20 Months On The Road

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We weren’t always on the road full-time and we weren’t always writers. Life was going pretty well a few years ago. Charine was progressing well as a professional in business research and I had an extremely busy Chiropractic practice, both in Singapore. In the Spring of 2015, we left our careers, family, and friends behind to chase…

Recommended Gifts for Wine Lovers

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 Reading Time: Disclosure: Some of these links are built via the Amazon Associates program. These are products that we’ve purchased with our own money—with the exception of the Coravin. If you are planning to purchase one of these, please use the links below so we can get credit for referring you.  What are the best gifts…

Recommendation: Essential Wine Books

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 Reading Time: Disclosure: These links are built via the Amazon Associates program. These are books that we have bought with our own money. If you are planning to purchase one of these,  please use the links below so we can get credit for referring you.  We’ve been traveling around the world full-time for nearly two…

A Brief History of Wine from the Caucasus

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Reading Time: To learn more about the wines from the Caucasus, check out our book entitled Uncorking The Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia on Amazon.  The Caucasus region is a geographical area that surrounds the mountain range of the same name. The region consists of the countries Georgia, Armenia, eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan, and…

Wine Travel and Lessons in Wine

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(Reading Time: ) My apologies, it has been a while since we last posted any original material. Our focus lately has been on our YouTube channel and merging The Blue Roster and Exotic Wine Travel. There are many exciting projects in the works, so stay tuned. This last year has been an incredible foray into the…

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