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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…

Plantaže, the Giant of Montenegrin Wine

Featured photo credit: Plantaže This article was originally written for Jancis Robinson and was published on The Purple Pages. This version of the article has been expanded with additional tasting notes and background stories.  Reading Time: A bottle of Plantaže from Montenegro was the first wine we had when we arrived in the Balkans. For our first…

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…

Mexican Nebbiolo from Baja California

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This article was originally written for Jancis Robinson and was published on “The Purple Pages” here. This version of the article has been expanded with additional tasting notes and background stories.  Reading Time: We are huge fans of Piemonte wines, especially after our two-week trip through the region in 2015. Our experiences in Barolo and Barbaresco were…

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