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Understanding Croatian Wine with Cliff Rames

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

Trendsetter: Oliver Gareis from Amadeus Winery, Turkey

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Turkish wines and wine travel in Turkey, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to our Amazon product page. Bozcaada is one of a handful of islands in the Aegean…

The Original Zinfandel from Croatia

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Reading Time: According to research, Zinfandel is originally from Croatia and it is known locally as Crljenak Kaštelanski. Some people in the USA may be familiar with Zlatan Otok as about five years ago, Gary Vaynerchuk tasted a Zlatan Otok Plavac Mali Barrique on his show and went bananas over it. He scored it 93+ points. Based on the current portfolio…

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