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Reading Time: [est_time] In celebration of International Plavac Mali Day, Charine Tan, co-author of the award-winning wine travel guidebook “Cracking Croatian Wine”, creates a buying guide to help you navigate the exciting world of Croatia's flagship red wine. To learn more about International Plavac Mali Day,

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Reading Time: [est_time] Vertical tasting is a powerful tool. It is a way to peer into the winery's past, present, and future. With travel restricted around the world at the beginning of this year, opportunities to do large vertical tastings don't come up often. That's why I

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Reading Time: [est_time] 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

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Reading Time: [est_time] 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

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Reading Time: [est_time] Back in the Spring of 2018, we set out on a re-tour of Croatia to bring our book Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor Friendly-Guide to life. We originally shot 13 episodes. With the onset of COVID in 2020, we found ourselves 'stuck' in Croatia, which gave

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Reading Time: [est_time] To learn more about the wines of Armenia, check out our book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia.   Zorah received its first international accolade right from the start: the inaugural Zorah Karasi (2010) was one of Bloomberg's Top Ten Wines of 2012.

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Reading Time: [est_time] Restoring a historic wine to its rightful place. That's what Alliance Vinum is aiming for. When it comes to the great wines of Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico are often the first names that come to mind. While one of the historic

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Reading Time: [est_time] The labels are gorgeous. Donnafugata's foray into the Etna DOC is stylish. The bottles feature a painted woman who has become one with the volcano. It's not just any volcano though, it's Europe's most active. At 3,350 meters (10,991 feet), Mount Etna towers over

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