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Bastianich and Jermann: Iconic Friulian Wine

Jermann Vineyards friuli venezia giulia

Reading Time: When we selected wineries to visit during our Friuli-Venezia Giulia trip, we wanted to taste the best that the region had to offer. Most of our trip focused on visiting small producers. Several larger producers have left their mark on the wine scene and we wanted to visit a few of them as…

Classic Wines from Borgo del Tiglio and Meroi

Meroi Vineyards Friuli Venezia Giulia

Reading Time: Nice white wines and a few amber wine producers. That was our impression of Friuli-Venezia Giulia before we visited the region. It turns out that both of our initial impressions are correct, but there’s more to Friuli than that. It’s a dynamic region with so many different styles of wines being made. Some…

Trendsetter: Jo Ahearne MW, Winemaker

Jo Ahearne

Reading Time: Jo Ahearne is an academically trained winemaker and a Master of Wine. She is currently producing Croatian wine under her namesake winery on the island of Hvar in South Dalmatia. In this interview, she sheds some light on the Croatian wine industry and what it’s like to make wine in Croatia.   JO…

Exotic Wine Travel’s 16 Wines of 2016

Montefiori Valle de Guadalupe Baja California Mexico - best wine 2016

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 now, but 2016 is particularly significant because it marks our…

Understanding Croatian Wine with Cliff Rames

Reading Time: Based in New York City, Cliff Rames is a freelance writer and sommelier. We first heard about him in an episode of Wine Library TV many years ago. Between 2016 and 2017, we spent eight months traveling through Croatia and tasted thousands of wines in preparation for our book Cracking Croatian Wine. During…

Dušan Jelić: A Perspective on Balkan Wines

peljesac vineyard croatian wine

 Reading Time: We first met Dušan Jelić at a Serbian wine expo in Kragujevac, Serbia.  Prior to that, we were already following his website Wines of Balkans for a few years. The information on Wines of Balkans was invaluable as we made our way through the region over three months in the Spring of 2016. Dušan has…

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