The Unlikely Partners: Somlói Wine and Indonesian Stew

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Reading Time: "I wonder if I can say that 'One of the best Pinot Gris I've had is from Somló,' without sounding pretentious." Eva engages in a moment of thoughtful silence. "There's very little Pinot Gris grown in Somló." Yup, I can't. A lesser-known wine country. A lesser-known wine region. A lesser-known (a lesser-planted grape

Exotic Wine Travel’s 17 Wines of 2017

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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

Etna: Wine on Fire

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Reading Time: There are sixteen mountains around the world that are classified as "Decade Volcanoes". A mountain qualifies for that title when it is located close to heavily populated areas and when it has a history of large eruptions. In the South Mediterranean, there is one example of these special