Exotic Wine Travel’s 18 Wines of 2018

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Reading Time: What a year. 2018 marked our fourth year as location-independent entrepreneurs and our third year in the wine industry. While the first two years seemed like a constant struggle for acceptance into this new world, 2018 was dancing to a different tune---we felt welcomed and appreciated for much

Slumming It at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Lompoc, California was the first stop of our weeklong tasting trip in Santa Barbara County. Driving down CA-246 on the way to Lompoc, the views of Sta. Rita Hills were stunning. We arrived at sunset, greeted by the incredible

10 Wines to Try in Santa Barbara County

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  At 3,729 square miles in size, Santa Barbara County offers unique topography and climatic diversity that give birth to six AVAs (American Viticultural Areas): Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon, Los Olivos District, Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and Santa

Trendsetter: Sarah Abbott, Master of Wine

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Reading Time: Sarah Abbott is a Master of Wine who comes from a food-loving family. After working in the IT software industry for several years, she decided to change her career trajectory and immerse in wine in 1996. Her first foray into wine was as a sales and marketing representative

Mexican Nebbiolo from Baja California

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This article was originally written for Jancis Robinson and was published on "The Purple Pages" here. This version of the article has been expanded with additional tasting notes and background stories.  Reading Time: We are huge fans of Piemonte wines, especially after our two-week trip through the region in 2015. Our experiences in

Trendsetter: Vahe Keushguerian from Armenia

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Reading Time: For a listing of articles and videos on Armenian wine and wine travel in Armenia, check out our page Uncorking the Caucasus. To purchase the Kindle or paperback copy of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia, please head to this Amazon product page. A Brief History About Armenian