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Serbian Prokupac: Eight Wines To Try

Reading Time: Our first trip to Serbia in 2016 brought plenty of surprises. We drove through the country, visiting cellars and tasting wines. The wines blew past our expectations and one grape stood out above the rest, Serbian Prokupac.     Serbian Prokupac In The Past To the outside world, the grape is somewhat of…

15 Amber Wines (Orange Wines) to Try in Croatia

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Reading Time: Refreshing like white, complex like red, versatile like sparkling, and fun like rosé: here comes orange wine. While those descriptors are mere generalizations, they do accurately illustrate the various facades of orange wine. Many people believe orange wine is having a moment. Some consider it to be the latest ‘It’ wine. The irony is…

Budimir Prokupac boje Lila 2009

exotic wine travel tasting notes and wine reviews

Reading Time: Hello! Welcome to As Drunk By Exotic Wine Travel, a weekly column where we feature wines that are worth noting. The reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or well-known wine regions. We hope that these wine…

Croatian Wine: Ten Istrian Red Wine Blends To Try

Croatian Wine Istrian Red

Reading Time: Istria is a heart shaped peninsula located at the top of the Adriatic Sea. It changed hands many times throughout its history, belonging to the Venetians, Austrian Empire, Italy, and Yugoslavia. Today, most of the peninsula is within the borders of Croatia. Traveling through the peninsula, it is hard to ignore the Italian…

Cypriot Wineries: Part 2

Cypriot Vineyards

This is part 2 of the Cypriot wineries article. Check out our previous article, Cypriot Wineries: Part One.  We were pleasantly surprised with our recent tasting trip throughout Cyprus. As we mentioned in a previous article, over the course of two weeks, we tasted more than 200 wines from 30 different producers. Most of our trip was…

Fruška Gora: The Innovative Serbian Wine Region

Fruska Gora Serbian Wine

Reading Time: North Serbia is home to what is perhaps the most experimental wine region in the country. Ironically it is one of its oldest wine regions as well, a place where Marcus Aurelius ordered vines to be planted 1700 years ago. For modern producers, what is old is new again. The Fruška Gora hill runs…

Croatian Wine: 10 Refreshing White Wines To Try

Croatian White Wine Vineyard

Reading Time: Croatia sees most of its visitors in the summer season. Most tourists flock to the Adriatic coast to soak up the sun and enjoy the azure-tinted views. During the warm season, a refreshing white wine can be a game changer in the mood of the moment. And this is why Croatia is cooler…

Santa Barbara Wine Country: Appellations and Region’s Layout

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Located on the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara County is about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The history of this wine country can be traced back to five million years ago. Tectonic activity thrust up a huge…

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