Exotic Wine Travel’s 17 Wines of 2017

Exotic Wine Travel Best Wines 2017

Reading Time: 2017 marked the third year of our location-independent lifestyle and the second year of our wine career. It was a momentous year for us---in the span of 12 months, we authored and published our second and third wine book Sipping Santa Barbara and Cracking Croatian Wine, traveled to seven countries, and tasted

Highlights from Orange Wine Festival 2017

Orange Wine Festival 2017

In November 2017, we took the train from Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria to attend the Orange Wine Festival 2017. We are huge fans of orange wines (macerated white/skin-contact amber wines). It was our first time at this annual event, and it was everything we had hoped it would be. Orange

Tasting at Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell and Herrenhof Lamprecht

Reading Time: Special thanks to Tom Leitner who set up the appointment with these wineries and also acted as our guide. Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell is located in Südsteiermark, perhaps the most celebrated area among the southern Austrian wine regions. The green rolling hills of this area are steep and

A Crash Course On Biodynamic Austrian Wine

Austrian Wine Tasting

Reading Time: Wine brings people together, both from near and far. Charine met Tom Leitner on a natural wine Facebook group. After sharing a few messages, we realized that Tom shares a passion for Croatia and Croatian wine with us. He invited us to visit him in Austria and taste some

Graševina Without Borders: Eight Wines To Try

Croatia Grasevina Vineyards

Reading Time: Graševina is a Central/Eastern European white grape with unclear origins. It has many names around the region. In Austria, it's known as Welschriesling, in Hungary as Olaszrizling, and in Slovenia as Laški Rizling. In Serbia, it has two names Grašac and Italian Riesling. While there is no agreeable

Best of Vinart Grand Tasting 2017: Part 1

Vinart Grand Tasting Workshop

Reading Time: The second annual Vinart Grand Tasting wine event was held at Lauba, a private-owned contemporary art gallery in Zagreb, at the end of February 2017. The event is the brainchild of renowned Croatian wine writer, Saša Špiranec. During the two weeks prior to the two-day public event, there