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Reading Time: [est_time] Welcome to As Drunk By Exotic Wine Travel, a new weekly column where we feature wines that are worth noting. The wine reviews featured in this series can be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure

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Reading Time: [est_time] George Kassianos is the president of the Cyprus Sommelier Association and the operations manager at Annabelle Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. In February, together with Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Mr Kassianos put together a two-week long wine trip for us to research Cypriot wine and explore the culture

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Reading Time: [est_time] In 2016, we spent three months in Croatia; and we'll be returning to the country again in 2017 for a few more months to finish up the research and writing for our latest wine book entitled Cracking Croatia. During our stay, we wanted

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Reading Time: [est_time] Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  When visiting the small town of Lompoc, California, the "wine ghetto" is probably the first thing that comes to a wine lover's mind. Just do a google search for "Lompoc Wine" and you'll see

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Reading Time: [est_time] Several months ago as we were planning our trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, we posted on Antonio Galloni's Vinous forum seeking suggestions for "only the best wineries in Friuli". One member responded, "There can only be one

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Reading Time: [est_time] We love wineries that showcase a country's indigenous varieties. In Cyprus, about 80% of the vineyards are planted with ungrafted, native grape vines. Nearly every winery makes a wine out of the indigenous white grape Xynisteri. Increasingly, more producers are making red wine from

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Reading Time: [est_time] The second annual Vinart Grand Tasting wine event was held at Lauba, a private-owned contemporary art gallery in Zagreb, at the end of February 2017. The event is the brainchild of renowned Croatian wine writer, Saša Špiranec. During the two weeks prior to

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Reading Time: [est_time] [Last updated: January 21, 2018] The Plešivica wine region is about a 30-minute drive southwest of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. This wine region is near the border of Slovenia and experiences a continental climate. With a long history of winemaking, Plešivica plays host to

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Reading Time: [est_time] Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of 9,251 square kilometers. Situated at the northeastern end of the Mediterranean basin, the country lies at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Due to its geographical position, Cyprus's history is

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