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italian red wine

Italian Wine: Mi Amore

When it comes to my first true wine love, Italy holds my heart. In normal years, I’m in Italy at least five times per year. Thanks to the worldwide situation, that number went down significantly in 2020 and the first part of 2021 (hopefully that changes in Q3 and Q4). The lack of travel meant …

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cooperative wineries

Cooperative Wineries: High-Quality Wine At All Prices

People love to support small, family-run wineries. But if you truly believe in fighting for the little guy, it’s time to give cooperative wineries a second look. Cooperative Wineries Cooperative wineries are joint ventures owned by several (up to hundreds) of members. The concept is simple, pool resources and costs for winemaking and marketing. The …

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Slovenian red wine

Slovenian Red Wine

Slovenia is a tiny country sandwiched between Austria and Italy. For a country with such a small stature (area-wise), it over-delivers in terms of wine quality. It has nearly 22,000 hectares (54,000 acres) of land dedicated to vineyards, 70% of production is white wine. This doesn’t mean you should sleep on Slovenian red wine. Thanks …

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Famiglia Berta ‘1842 Valbeccara’ Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2017

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 well-known wine regions. We hope that these wine …

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