Clai Brombonero & Clai Sv Jakov: Two Iconic Croatian Wines

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Reading Time: Updated on 27 November 2018: We were invited to the launch of the new vintages of Clai Sv. Jakov Malvazija and Brombonero Refošk. The wines were tasted over dinner at Dubravkin Put in Zagreb, Croatia. Nearly everyone was impressed with the new vintages.   Giorgio Clai has been called the "Godfather

Making Cracking Croatian Wine

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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,

Buyer’s Guide: Croatian Wines in the USA

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Reading Time: Good news for Croatian wine lovers and wine geeks residing in the USA. The Wine & More, Croatia's leading wine webshop, has just unveiled a mighty new limp. Adding to their EU-wide shipping, The Wine & More has succeeded in making Croatian wines more accessible by introducing US home

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

Zinfandel, Tribidrag, and Crljenak Kaštelanski: Same Grape, Different Name

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Reading Time: In 2001, a team of researchers---led by Dr Carole Meredith from UC Davis and Dr Edi Maletić and Dr Ivan Pejić from the University of Zagreb---found nine remaining vines of Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) in a Croatian town called Kaštel Novi, near Split. The name Crljenak Kaštelanski aptly translates to

15 Amber Wines (Orange Wines) to Try in Croatia

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Reading Time: Refreshing like white, complex like red, versatile like sparkling, and fun like rosé: here comes orange wine. While those descriptors are mere generalizations, they do accurately illustrate the various facades of orange wine. Many people believe orange wine is having a moment. Some consider it to be the latest