Cracking Croatian Wine In Brač & Hvar

Cracking Croatian Wine Brac Hvar Dalmatia

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 fifth and final episode about Dalmatia,

South Italian Wines at Radici del Sud

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Reading Time: In the summer of 2018, we attended the 25th annual Radici del Sud held in Puglia, Italy. The media program consisted of a wine competition, walkabout tasting, and a series of field trips. You can check out the events in the videos below.   Radici del Sud: Roots of the South   Exotic

Premiere Napa Valley 2018: Our Favorites

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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

Buyer’s Guide: Croatian Wines in the USA

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Reading Time: Good news for Croatian wine lovers and wine geeks residing in the USA. The Wine & More, Croatia's leading wine webshop, has just unveiled a mighty new limp. Adding to their EU-wide shipping, The Wine & More has succeeded in making Croatian wines more accessible by introducing US home

Zinfandel, Tribidrag, and Crljenak Kaštelanski: Same Grape, Different Name

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Reading Time: In 2001, a team of researchers---led by Dr Carole Meredith from UC Davis and Dr Edi Maletić and Dr Ivan Pejić from the University of Zagreb---found nine remaining vines of Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) in a Croatian town called Kaštel Novi, near Split. The name Crljenak Kaštelanski aptly translates to

Understanding Croatian Wine with Cliff Rames

Reading Time: Based in New York City, Cliff Rames is a freelance writer and sommelier. We first heard about him in an episode of Wine Library TV many years ago. Between 2016 and 2017, we spent eight months traveling through Croatia and tasted thousands of wines in preparation for our

Trendsetter: Oliver Gareis from Amadeus Winery, Turkey

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Turkish wines and wine travel in Turkey, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to our Amazon product page. Bozcaada is one of a handful of

The Original Zinfandel from Croatia

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Reading Time: Zinfandel is originally from Croatia and it is known locally as Crljenak Kaštelanski (pronounce Tserl-yee-ehnak Kashh-tell-ann-skee) and Tribidrag (pronounce Trih-bee-drahg). It is also the parent of Croatia's flagship red grape, Plavac Mali. Some people in the USA may be familiar with Zlatan Otok as about five years ago, Gary Vaynerchuk tasted a Zlatan Otok Plavac