Reading Time: Full-bodied reds with gobs of sweet fruit and tannins pair perfectly with big meat dishes. If this is what you crave, the reds of Châteauneuf-du-Pape rarely disappoint. These wines are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre (there are 15 additional grapes which are also permitted in the blend).
Reading Time: Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, just a hair behind Sicily. Despite the size, Sardinian wines aren't as visible on the international market like the ones from Sicily. This is a shame because there are some fantastic bottles being produced from both international and local grapes.
Reading Time: This is Part 2 of our report about the workshops at Vinart Grand Tasting; here's Part 1. If you'd like to learn more about Croatian wine, check out Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor-Friendly Guide. Tasting with the Godfather of Istria: Clai Winery Clai is perhaps our favorite producer in Croatia. Giorgio Clai