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Chateau Topolcianky Sweet Wine

Nine Sweet Slovak Wines

Reading Time: Slovakia is at the northernmost reaches (latitude) where grape growing is possible. The grape growing regions are in the south of the country between the latitudes of 47.5N and 48.5N. In other words, it’s pretty cold in Slovakia for growing wine grapes. Despite the challenges, there are some excellent wines being made in …

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Strekov 1075 Barrel

Slovak Wines: The Minimal Intervention Scene

Reading Time: The minimal-intervention aka “natural” wine scene is alive and well in Slovakia. While the modern wine industry is fairly young (the late 1990’s), there are several producers who have eschewed conventional production. During our time in Slovakia, we found in interesting that the minimal intervention producers referred to conventional production as “technology wines”. …

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