Francuska Vinarija: Serbian Wine By The French

Francuska Vinarija Serbian Wine

Reading Time: It took us nearly two years to track down the wines from Francuska Vinarija. These wines are made by a French couple, Estelle & Cyrille Bongiraud, in eastern Serbia. The Bonigraud's were in search of a great, lost terroir when they stumbled upon the village of Rogljevo in

Exotic Wine Travel’s 17 Wines of 2017

Exotic Wine Travel Best Wines 2017

Reading Time: 2017 marked the third year of our location-independent lifestyle and the second year of our wine career. It was a momentous year for us---in the span of 12 months, we authored and published our second and third wine book Sipping Santa Barbara and Cracking Croatian Wine, traveled to seven countries, and tasted

Tasting at Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell and Herrenhof Lamprecht

Reading Time: Special thanks to Tom Leitner who set up the appointment with these wineries and also acted as our guide.   Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell Rebenhof Hartmut Aubell is located in Südsteiermark, perhaps the most celebrated area among the southern Austrian wine regions. The green rolling hills of this area are steep and

See You in Serbia #Winelover Trip

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Reading Time: We had a fantastic time at the (Facebook) #winelover's See You In Serbia trip. Having spent nearly six months in the country, we consider ourselves rather familiar with Serbian wines. Because of that, we oscillated between "Let's go. I'm excited!" and "Meh. I'm not sure if we will see, taste,

15 Amber Wines (Orange Wines) to Try in Croatia

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Reading Time: Refreshing like white, complex like red, versatile like sparkling, and fun like rosé: here comes orange wine. While those descriptors are mere generalizations, they do accurately illustrate the various facades of orange wine. Many people believe orange wine is having a moment. Some consider it to be the latest

Fruška Gora: The Innovative Serbian Wine Region

Fruska Gora Serbian Wine

Reading Time: North Serbia is home to what is perhaps the most experimental wine region in the country. Ironically it is one of its oldest wine regions as well, a place where Marcus Aurelius ordered vines to be planted 1700 years ago. For modern producers, what is old is new again. The

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

Undervalued Croatian Wine Region: Slavonia Part 1

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Reading Time: Many wine geeks have heard of Slavonia but not for the wine itself. Many Italian wine producers prefer Slavonian oak to French oak. This oak isn't from the country Slovenia but a region in Northeast Croatia. The Slavonian Kingdom was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The land covered much

Three Wine Shows To Attend In Serbia

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Reading Time: Belgrade, Serbia is known for its red-hot nightlife. We're not big clubbers nor night owls but we always find a good party in Serbia. We have found several places where the people are friendly and wine flows like water. Where are these places you may ask? Over the last year,