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

Antinori, More than Tignanello

antinori wines more than tignanello

Reading Time: If you consider yourself an Italian wine lover, then you'll likely have a visceral reaction when you hear the name "Tignanello". The internationally coveted Tignanello was released in 1974 with a 1971 debut vintage. It was the first wine produced in Chianti Classico that could not be classified

Moldovan Wine: Why It Matters and Why You Should Drink It

Moldovan Wine Guide Introduction

Reading Time: Here are a few things you should know about Moldova as a wine country. First, wine is constitutionally recognized as food. In March 2017, the Parliament of Moldova declared wine as a food product. The new law allows wine to be sold in shops after 22:00; advertising wine

Italian Wine From Valle d’Aosta

Italian wine valle d aosta

Reading Time: Pure mountain magic... Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest wine region by vineyard area and population. The region has less than 500 hectares under vine and around 120,000 residents. Despite its small size, the Valle d'Aosta delivers big time when it comes to views and quality of the wine.

Cracking Croatian Wine: Dalmatian Mainland

Cracking Croatian Wine Dalmatian Mainland

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 Dalmatia that we ended up shooting five episodes on the region. This is the fourth episode about Dalmatia, ‘Cracking Croatian

Taste Champagne Hong Kong By Tyson Stelzer

Taste Champagne Hong Kong Watsons

Reading Time: While Charine is crazy about Champagne, I've always been slow to the party. Over the years I've attempted to become knowledgeable about sparkling wines, especially Champagne. The Taste Champagne Hong Kong by Tyson Stelzer was a great opportunity to sharpen my palate further. There were 30 houses pouring over 130

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