Reading Time: Here are a few things you should know about Moldova as a wine country. First, wine is constitutionally considered as food. In March 2017, the Parliament of Moldova declared wine as a food product. The new law allows wine to be sold in shops after 22:00; advertising wine
Reading Time: Pure mountain magic... Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest wine region by vineyard area and population. The region has less than 500 hectares under vine and around 120,000 residents. Despite its small size, the Valle d'Aosta delivers big time when it comes to views and quality of the wine.
Reading Time: While Charine is crazy about Champagne, I've always been slow to the party. Over the years I've attempted to become knowledgeable about sparkling wines, especially Champagne. The Taste Champagne Hong Kong by Tyson Stelzer was a great opportunity to sharpen my palate further. There were 30 houses pouring over 130
Reading Time: We were invited to the first Modri Les Noirs, a two-day Pinot Noir festival in Idrija, Slovenia. The event is the brainchild of Matjaž Lemut, owner and winemaker of Tilia Estate. The Modri Les Noirs brought together fifteen Pinot Noir producers from Slovenia, four from Croatia, and five
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
Reading Time: Samsara Wine Co. is one of our favorite producers in Santa Barbara County. Upon first visitng the tasting room in Los Olivos, we (especially Charine) were hooked. When Charine loves a wine, she knows it after the first sip. When we wrote our book Sipping Santa Barbara: Recommended Wines