Tasmanian Wine: Pinot Noir & Sparkling Wine

Tyson Stelzer Tasmanian Pinot Noir Tasmanian Sparkling Wine

Reading Time: Tasmania has always piqued my interest. Perhaps it was my interest in zoology as a kid. Learning about the extinct Tasmanian Wolf and extant Tasmanian Devil made the island seem so exotic. Fast forward to the present day and it's an exciting region for my current interest -

Grand Cro Croatian Wine: 16 Wines Worth Trying

Croatian Wine Grand Cro Trip

Reading Time: It's time to give Croatian wine a look. With four major wine regions, true Mediterranean and Continental climates, and over a hundred indigenous varieties the country is poised to make a splash on the world market. Now the country needs to focus on promotion - enter the first

Premiere Napa Valley 2018: Our Favorites

Opus One

Reading Time: In February 2018, Charine and I participated in the Wine Writer's Symposium in addition to Premiere Napa Valley 2018. We flew from Zagreb, Croatia to Detroit, MI to spend a little time with my family. We then chose to drive across I-80 from Michigan to Napa Valley in

Steven Spurrier Judgement Of Paris Recreated – Sort Of

Judgement Of Paris Steven Spurrier

Reading Time: In 1976, Englishman Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting, pitting Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay against top-notch Red Bordeaux and White Burgundy. When the final scores were tallied, a Californian wine came out on top in both the red and white categories. The tasting became known as the

Cracking Croatian Wine In Istria (Part 1/4)

Cracking Croatian Wine in Istria Motovun Buje

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