Tag: croatia

“Black Champagne”

“Black Champagne”

The wine featured in this article is available at the Topochines Vino web wine store: www.topochines.com.  Readers can enter Wine10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on the purchase of this wine or any wine in inventory. I was sitting in Wine Bar Basement - one of the coolest spots in all of Zagreb, Croatia's … Continue reading “Black Champagne”

Huge Croatian wine shipment- new varietals and producers

Huge Croatian wine shipment- new varietals and producers

In December of 2017 we started selling Croatian wine on our online wine store Topochines Vino Wine Store.  In a few short months we sold out our entire inventory of Croatian wines, most of them produced from indigenous grapes but a few stellar labels using international varietals.  Sadly, we sold out our last couple of bottles … Continue reading Huge Croatian wine shipment- new varietals and producers

Travel to Croatia: Planning the itinerary

Some travel is less intimidating than others.  For instance, if we travel to other states in the U.S., this is generally not intimidating because the currency stays the same, everyone speaks the same language, no visa or passport is required, and most of the hotels and airlines are well-known to us. Traveling outside of the … Continue reading Travel to Croatia: Planning the itinerary

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”