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Wines of Croatia, Part II:  “Original Zin”

Wines of Croatia, Part II: “Original Zin”

We read an article recently in a reputable publication that proclaimed Zinfandel as California’s “heritage grape,” and went on to describe this grape varietal as “a quintessentially American phenomenon.  It’s zesty, rugged and loud, challenging to rear, a lover of barbecue.”  This characterization of Zinfandel is not uncommon and we have even heard more casual … Continue reading Wines of Croatia, Part II: “Original Zin”

The Wines of Croatia: Part I

The Wines of Croatia: Part I

We import white and red Croatian wines and make them available to U.S. consumers at our Topochines Vino online wine store: www.topochinesvino.com.   In late 2016 we made our first ever foray to the Balkans, a trip that was planned more or less on a whim and without any goal in mind but to explore … Continue reading The Wines of Croatia: Part I

Making a small fortune in the wine business

Making a small fortune in the wine business

You’ve heard the old joke, right? Q:  How do you make a small fortune in the wine business? A:  You start with a large fortune and lose some of it. A clear sign of our dubious sanity is our decision to become wine importers and online retailers, despite not starting with a large fortune.  Today … Continue reading Making a small fortune in the wine business

This will be our shortest post ever

This will be our shortest post ever

This headline should make some of you happy, at least momentarily. And it is true - this will be a short post. We just wanted to link to a blog posted by our friends T Dracaena Wines. Not only are they super people, they make great wine. Here's a link to their blog post, which … Continue reading This will be our shortest post ever

Gluttony Punished

Gluttony Punished

A while back our friends Inna and Igor - fellow wine afficionados - proposed a novel idea for a wine tasting:  a side-by-side tasting of the same varietal - in this case, Pinot Noir. What made this proposal particularly novel is that all four wines would be from the same producer, Etude Wines.  We have … Continue reading Gluttony Punished