Rebula: Slovenian Wine’s Flagship Variety?

Reading Time: Is it Slovenian, is it Italian? Ribolla Gialla or Rebula? The answer might not be so clear cut. Ribolla Gialla is commonly accepted as an Italian variety but Slovenia isn't willing to throw in the towel just yet. There are approximately 700 hectares of Rebula in Western Slovenia and

Slovenian Wine: Rebula from Vipava Valley

Rebula Vipava Valley

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

Cracking Croatian Wine in Istria (Part 4/4)

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Reading Time: In the Spring of 2018, we set out on a re-tour of Croatia to bring our book Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor Friendly-Guide to life. There was so much to share about Istria that we ended up shooting four episodes there. In part 1 of Cracking Croatian Wine in Istria, we offer

VinNatur: A Proponent of Checks and Balances

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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

Cracking Croatian Wine In Istria (Part 1/4)

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Reading Time: In the Spring of 2018, we set out on a re-tour of Croatia to bring our book Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor Friendly-Guide to life. After Plešivica, our second stop was the Istria wine region. There was so much to share about Istria that we ended up shooting four episodes there. In