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Antinori, More than Tignanello

The iconoclast behind Tignanello and the Super Tuscan revolution is the family-owned Marchesi Antinori enterprise. Today, Antinori wine is no longer confined to one wine region. The Antinori family produces around 150 labels from 24 estates in Italy, from the northern reaches of Lombardy to Puglia in the south.

Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival Best Wines

Fine Wines From The Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival

In the Spring of 2019, Charine and I were invited to the 8th Annual ‘Balkans International Wine Competition & Festival’ in Sofia, Bulgaria. The contest is open to wineries from all countries located in or around the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to the contest, this year featured a three-day, open-air festival where around 100 wine …

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Istrian Wine Continues to Rise

Istria is a heart-shaped peninsula that sits at the top of the Adriatic Sea. The region has often been dubbed “The New Tuscany” for its hilltop towns, Italian-influenced cuisine, and juicy wines.


Exotic Wine Travel’s 18 Wines of 2018

Reading Time: What a year. 2018 marked our fourth year as location-independent entrepreneurs and our third year in the wine industry. While the first two years seemed like a constant struggle for acceptance into this new world, 2018 was dancing to a different tune—we felt welcomed and appreciated for much of the year. Nearly half …

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