Vinart Grand Tasting: Croatian Wine from the Archive

Vinart Grand Tasting Croatian Wine

Reading Time: Do you like wines with a touch of bottle age? Croatia is a fascinating country with plenty of quality wines made from both indigenous and international varieties. Thanks to the high volume of tourists and a voracious local market, the best producers sell out of their production every

Serbian Wine: Fruška Gora Terroir

Fruska Gora Serbian Wine Danube River

Reading Time: Visiting an old friend. That's what if felt like to revisit the Fruška Gora region and the Vojvodina Wine Show 2019 in Serbia. Fruška Gora was the first region Charine and I visited in the Balkans. You can get a glimpse of our first visit below (thank goodness

Fine Wines From The Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival

Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival Best Wines

Reading Time: In the Spring of 2019, Charine and I were invited to the 8th Annual 'Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival' in Sofia, Bulgaria. The contest is open to wineries from all countries located in or around the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to the contest, this year featured a

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

Vranac Without Borders: 16 Wines to Try

Reading Time: The dark-skinned grape Vranac (pronounce Vrah-nahts) is largely believed to be indigenous to Montenegro but also found in the surrounding areas such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Vranac usually delivers wines that are deeply colored with juicy acidity. The best examples of Vranac can have

See You in Serbia #Winelover Trip

winelover see you in serbia

Reading Time: We had a fantastic time at the (Facebook) #winelover's See You In Serbia trip. Having spent nearly six months in the country, we consider ourselves rather familiar with Serbian wines. Because of that, we oscillated between "Let's go. I'm excited!" and "Meh. I'm not sure if we will see, taste,

Serbian Prokupac: Eight Wines To Try

Reading Time: Our first trip to Serbia in 2016 brought plenty of surprises. We drove through the country, visiting cellars and tasting wines. The wines blew past our expectations and one grape stood out above the rest, Serbian Prokupac. Serbian Prokupac In The Past To the outside world, the grape is somewhat

Budimir Prokupac boje Lila 2009

exotic wine travel tasting notes and wine reviews

Reading Time: Hello! Welcome to As Drunk By Exotic Wine Travel, a weekly column where we feature wines that are worth noting. The reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or well-known wine regions.