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

Steven Spurrier Judgement Of Paris Recreated – Sort Of

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Reading Time: In 1976, Englishman Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting, pitting Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay against top-notch Red Bordeaux and White Burgundy. When the final scores were tallied, a Californian wine came out on top in both the red and white categories. The tasting became known as the

Four Hedonistic Napa Cabernet Sauvignons

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Reading Time: In February 2018, Charine and I attended the Wine Writer's Symposium Meadowood in Napa Valley. The symposium coincided with the week of Premiere Napa Valley. The biggest reason I wanted to attend the events was to check off a few wish-list wines that are hard to get outside

Three Macedonian Wineries of Note

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The second annual installation of Skopje Wine Salon - Vinodonia is happening on 1-2 December 2017, at Skopje Marriott Hotel. This year's program includes master classes on the wines from three juggernauts: Chateau Kamnik Winery, Stobi Winery, and Tikveš Winery. These three wineries are also our top three favorite wineries in Macedonia.

Santa Barbara County: Appellations and Wine Region’s Layout

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Located on the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, Santa Barbara County is about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The history of this wine country can be traced back to five million years ago: tectonic activity