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Klinec and Mlečnik: Slovenian Wines Of Purity

Mlecnik Grapes

Reading Time: We’ve spent significant time traveling and tasting through the Ex-Yugoslavian region. For some reason, we have put very little focus on Slovenia. After finishing our book Cracking Croatian Wine, we decided to make a week-long tasting trip through Goriška Brda, Kras, and Vipava Valley. Our tasting trip through Western Slovenia yielded many gems…

Serbian Bordeaux Blends

Radovanovic Cilic Onyx Rouge Matalj Kremen Kamen Aleksandrovic Radoslav

Reading Time: It seems as if every country that is either, new to winemaking or reacquiring its winemaking past, try their hands at Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Who’s to blame them? These are grape that people are familiar with. In addition to that, they adapt fairly well to multiple types of climate and make sturdy…

Batič: Great Slovenian Wines From Vipava

batic winery slovenia rose

Reading Time: (Cover photo from Batič Winery’s website.) We’ve spent significant time traveling and tasting through the Ex-Yugoslavian countries. For some reason, we had previously put little focus on Slovenia. After finishing our book Cracking Croatian Wine, we decided to make a week-long tasting trip through Goriška Brda, Kras, and Vipava Valley. Our tasting trip…

Kellerei Cantina Terlan: Terlaner R, Terlaner Classico, & Sauvignon Winkl

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 interesting wines that we encourage you to seek out. 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…

Highlights From The Orange Wine Festival 2017

Orange Wine Festival 2017

In November 2017, we took the train from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria to attend the Orange Wine Festival 2017. We are huge fans of macerated white wines (orange/amber wines). It was our first time at this annual event, and it was everything we hoped it would be.   Orange Wine Festival 2017 The Orange…

Burja: Slovenian Wines With Character

Slovenian Wine Vineyards

Reading Time: We’ve spent significant time traveling and tasting through the Ex-Yugoslavian countries. But for some reason, we have put very little focus on Slovenia. After releasing our book Cracking Croatian Wine, we decided to make a week-long tasting trip through Goriška Brda, Kras, and Vipava Valley. Our tasting trip through western Slovenia yielded many…

Tasting at Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell and Herrenhof Lamprecht

Reading Time: Special thanks to Tom Leitner who set up the appointment with these wineries and also acted as our guide.   Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell is located in Südsteiermark, perhaps the most celebrated area among the southern Austrian wine regions. The green rolling hills of this area are steep and make for…

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