Italian Wine: Mi Amore

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Reading Time: When it comes to my first true wine love, Italy holds my heart. In normal years, I'm in Italy at least five times per year. Thanks to the worldwide situation, that number went down significantly in 2020 and the first part of 2021 (hopefully that changes in Q3

Blind Tasting Barolo From Castiglione Falletto

Brovia Villero Barolo

Reading Time: Wine geeks are funny people. Getting several of them in a room and conversations instantly revolve around the tiny intricacies of fermented grape juice. To a casual observer, the sight of ten people sniffing wine glasses quietly around a bottle wrapped in tin foil has to be entertaining. Getting

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

Lompoc Wine Ghetto Santa Barbara

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