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

In the Red: 10 Istrian Wines to Try

Croatian Wine Istrian Red

Reading Time: Istria is a heart-shaped peninsula located at the top of the Adriatic Sea. It has changed hands many times throughout its history as it moved from being a part of Venetia, to the Austrian Empire, Italy, and Yugoslavia. Today, most of the peninsula is within the borders of

Nenad Trifunović: Connecting Taste with Heart

nenad trifunovic croatian wine

Reading Time: Nenad Trifunović is the blogger behind vinopija.com, a leading Croatian wine blog. In the winter of 2016, Nenad was introduced to us as “the blogger guy”. Right after meeting him, we proceeded to a tasting of Georgian qvevri wine. That was when we quickly noticed Nenad’s fiercely independent and sharp

Exotic Wine Travel’s 16 Wines of 2016

Montefiori Valle de Guadalupe Baja California Mexico - best wine 2016

Reading Time: Hello, thirsty readers. It's the time of the year again. Round-up, conclusion, evaluation, assessment, goal setting... what a load that only wine can make it lighter and better! Let's make WINE great again. We've been traveling full-time for wine for nearly two years now, but 2016 is particularly significant because

Understanding Croatian Wine with Cliff Rames

Reading Time: Based in New York City, Cliff Rames is a freelance writer and sommelier. We first heard about him in an episode of Wine Library TV many years ago. Between 2016 and 2017, we spent eight months traveling through Croatia and tasted thousands of wines in preparation for our