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Gravner and Radikon: Italian Wines Without Compromise

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Reading Time: Gravner and Radikon have been high on our “must visit” list for a long time. We are huge fans of the natural, macerated, qvevri wines in Georgia. While the Georgians have been making this style of wine for thousands of years, these two Friulian producers were the ones that pushed this style of…

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,…

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…

Understanding Croatian Wine with Cliff Rames

* Photo reposted with permission from Wines of Croatia  (Reading Time: ) We first heard about Cliff Rames after watching an episode of Wine Library TV many years ago. While tasting through Croatia, we found the information on his website Wines of Croatia to be incredibly valuable. Recently, we got a chance to catch up with him…

Voskevaz: A New Face in the Armenian Wine Scene

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Reading Time: While the history of winemaking in Armenia dates back to ancient time, its modern wine industry is still in its infancy stage. As of now, the two head honchos are the critically acclaimed  Zorah Winery and the goliath-sized Karas Winery, which has Michel Rolland as a lead consultant. The rest of the fledgling industry is…

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…

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