Reading Time: "If you like odd grape, then this is something for you. You would either love it or hate it." That was our introduction to Ribolla Gialla. We were at an Italian restaurant in Yerevan, and our friend suggested that we order a bottle of yellow wine (gialla means yellow
Reading Time: "You're a really good agriculturist but you're a bad winemaker." Angiolino Maule, La Biancara's winemaker and founder, thinks this statement from oenologist Franco Giacosa might have changed the course of his life as a winemaker. "In the past, I would say a good wine is 90% vineyard and 10% winery. Today, I
Reading Time: It seems apt to introduce Winery Jerković (pronounce yer-koh-vich) on this day as the Croatia national football team takes on France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final in a few hours. Why is that? What do Winery Jerković and football have in common? First: Winery Jerković is located in Imotski, and
Reading Time: "I wonder if I can say that 'One of the best Pinot Gris I've had is from Somló,' without sounding pretentious." Eva engages in a moment of thoughtful silence. "There's very little Pinot Gris grown in Somló." Yup, I can't. A lesser-known wine country. A lesser-known wine region. A lesser-known (a lesser-planted grape
Reading Time: How do you approach a wine country that you are unfamiliar with? With respect, curiosity, enthusiasm, openness, and---above all else---love for the place and its people. This is a narrative of how we ended up writing a book about Croatian wine. THE BEGINNING In 2016, before we went on a three-month,
The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon - Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year's program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery, Stobi Winery, and Tikveš Winery. These three wineries are also our top three favorite wineries in Macedonia.