Return to Tokaj

Tokaj Sunset 1

Reading Time: Make no mistake about it, we're crazy about Tokaj. Although it's only a three-hour drive east of Budapest, Tokaj feels a world apart. The Zemplen Mountains provide a stark contrast to the great plains of Hungary. The south slopes are covered in vineyards and engulf 27 small villages. Tokaj is

Cracking Croatian Wine in Istria (Part 3/4)

istrian-truffle-hunting

Reading Time: In the Spring of 2018, we set out on a re-tour of Croatia to bring our book Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor Friendly-Guide to life. There was so much to share about Istria that we ended up shooting four episodes there. This is part 3 of 4 about Istria.   Istrian Gastronomy In part 1

Crazy About Collioure & Banyuls

Collioure Vineyards

Reading Time: The villages of Collioure and Banyuls Sur Mer are two picturesque villages on the coast of southern France. They sit on the border with Spain. Both villages sit in natural coves and are backed by steep, terraced vineyards.     The vineyards here are reputable some of the lowest yielding in

Slovak Tokaj: A Forgotten Region

Slovak Tokaj Vineyard

Reading Time: Tokaj is one of the world's great wine regions. It's a name that is synonymous with great sweet wines (although more and more excellent dry wines come from the region). Nearly everyone associates Tokaj with Hungary. However, there is a small sliver of this region that sits in

Hungarian Wine: The Legendary Tokaj Region

Tokaj Wine Region

Reading Time: Tokaj, Hungary is a place that Charine and I have been longing to visit. Thanks to our friends from WineSofa and Wine a'More Travel, our wish became a reality. The minute we stepped off the train it was obvious to us that Tokaj is all it is cracked

Matyšák Winery

exotic wine travel tasting notes and wine reviews

Reading Time: Hello! Welcome to As Drunk by Exotic Wine Travel, a weekly column where we feature interesting wines that we encourage you to seek out. The reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or

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