Santa Barbara County: Appellations and Wine Region’s Layout

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Located on the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara County is about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The history of this wine country can be traced back to five million years ago: tectonic activity

Croatian Wine: Nine Top Bordeaux Blends

Croatian Bordeaux Blends

Reading Time: The magical pairing of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Coveted around the world and present in nearly every winemaking country. The two grapes hail from Bordeaux, France and are celebrated by wine lovers the world over. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot just work well together in wine, it's a synergy

Classic Wines from Borgo del Tiglio and Meroi

Meroi Vineyards Friuli Venezia Giulia

Reading Time: Nice white wines and a few amber wine producers. That was our impression of Friuli-Venezia Giulia before we visited the region. It turns out that both of our initial impressions are correct, but there's more to Friuli than that. It's a dynamic region with so many different styles of

Your Cheat Sheet to the Wines of Cyprus, Part I

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Reading Time: Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of 9,251 square kilometers. Situated at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean basin, the country lies at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Due to its geographical position, Cyprus's history is marked by turbulence and its

An Introduction to Swiss Wine

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Reading Time: On the last week of our month-long stay in Armenia, we were invited to the home of the Swiss Ambassador to Armenia for a get-together. We thought it was a casual dinner, but it ended up being a full-fledged tasting of Swiss wines paired with delicate finger food

Exotic Wine Travel’s 16 Wines of 2016

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Reading Time: Hello, thirsty readers. It's the time of the year again. Round-up, conclusion, evaluation, assessment, goal setting... what a load that only wine can make it lighter and better! Let's make WINE great again. We've been traveling full-time for wine for nearly two years now, but 2016 is particularly significant because

Cabernet Cult Wine from… Virginia?

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Reading Time: How can an American wine be exotic? Besides New York state, can great wine, or even cult wine, be made on the East Coast? One winery says that it can be done and has been building up good press over the last few years. The Washington Post published