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Wine Regions

Bodegas Lustau. A Taste of Sherry

When you enter Lustau winery, a 19th century warehouse in the heart of Jerez, you end up in a cathedral-like space with vaulted ceilings and rough ochre sandy clay soil. The sunlight beats down through the high open windows to the long rows of barrels. The air is perfumed with beautiful sweet aromas of summer flowers, wood and soaked apples. You feel like time has stopped here. It’s quiet and tranquil. Inside thousands of barrels, sherry sleeps under the blanket of flor.

Bulgaria: Wine of Great Value and Individuality

Bulgaria is one of the oldest wine regions, with 3000 years of history. It may have experienced some difficulties through the years of transitional economy (the 90s), which negatively affected the image of the local wine industry, but with sufficient investments, technological innovations and marketing efforts the situation has been completely changed. Today Bulgaria produces world quality wines with exceptional value at very welcoming price points. Read on to learn more about Bulgarian wines…

Holiday Guide to Better Bubbles

With Christmas and New Year’s approaching, we are all trying to stock our home bars for parties, family dinners or just for ourselves to feel the festive cheer this holiday season. But what a better way to toast Christmas than with a glass of bubbly? Here is your holiday guide to fabulous sparkling wines from around the world that deliver great quality and flavor at a reasonable price.

Portugal Wine Travel Guide

When learning about wine I try to focus on one country at a time. I’ve been recently obsessed with Portuguese wine, so it is no surprise Portugal became number one destination on my bucket list.

Before going there I knew very little about Portuguese wine, but this is the whole idea of travel for me – to learn wine by strolling through the vineyards, meeting winemakers, tasting wine, pairing it with local food and further exploring wine culture and tradition.

Going green: California winemakers lead the way

There are people like us, typically smaller vineyards, who are willing to go the extra mile to farm in a more intimate way with the soil, in a way that is not always the most efficient. Yet a lot of vineyards are run by professional managers looking for the greatest efficiency, which often goes hand-in-hand with the use of herbicides and pesticides.