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Tomac Winery: Leading the Charge in Croatia

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Reading Time: The Tomac winery and its seven-hectare vineyard plot are located in the small wine-growing region of Plešivica, a 30-minute drive southwest of Zagreb. It is often referred to as one of the—if not the most—refined sparkling wine producers in Croatia. The Tomac family has been making wine for over 200 years. Today, Tomislav Tomac,…

Ancient Wine Grape Varieties from Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey

Reading Time: Part of this article was originally published on Wine Folly. This article has been repurposed with their permission. This version of the article includes wine recommendations. The writing is done by Exotic Wine Travel and all images are produced by Wine Folly.  Somewhere in what is today’s Transcaucasia, mankind planted a new chapter in…

Exploring the Different Expressions of Georgian Wine

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Reading Time: In November, as part of our book launch and promotion, we had a signing session along with a wine tasting class at 8000 Vintages in Tbilisi, Georgia. 8000 Vintages is located just about a 10-minute ride from the popular tourist zone in the Old Town. The name represents the age of Georgia’s winemaking…

An Introduction to Georgian Qvevri Wine in Zagreb

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Georgian wine and other wines from the Caucasus region, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon product page. Georgia, the Country of Ancient Winemaking…

Exotic Wine Travel’s 16 Wines of 2016

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 Reading Time: Hello, thirsty readers. It’s the time of the year again. Round-up, conclusion, evaluation, assessment, goal setting, what a load that only wine can make it lighter and better! Let’s make WINE great again. We’ve been traveling full-time for wine for nearly two years, but 2016 is particularly significant because it marks our first…

Tsitska-Tsolikouri Amber Wine from Imereti, Georgia

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Georgian wines and wine travel in Georgia, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon product page. We spent the entire month of September in Georgia…

A Night of Natural Wines in Tbilisi, Georgia

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Georgian wines and wine travel in Georgia, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon product page. We were strolling in the cool, rainy fall night…

Trendsetter: Dr Eko Glonti from Lagvinari, Georgia

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Featured image of Dr Eko Glonti by (c) Vinisfera: Mariusz Kapczyński Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Georgian wines and wine travel in Georgia, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon…

Pheasant’s Tears: Qvevri Wine from Georgia

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Georgian wines and wine travel in Georgia, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon product page.   In traditional Georgian winemaking, fermentation and aging happen…

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