Tag: Croatian wine

Original Zin: The Real Story of This Unique Grape

Original Zin: The Real Story of This Unique Grape

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 Original Zin: The Real Story of This Unique Grape

Bordeaux Meets Croatia – Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée

Bordeaux Meets Croatia – Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée

For the past year we have been importing and selling a very unique Bordeaux-style wine from Croatia, produced by the Josić winery.  We were thrilled when we read a review of this wine on one of our favorite blogs:  Strong Coffee to Red Wine.  With permission, we are excerpting Rick Dean's evocative write-up on one … Continue reading Bordeaux Meets Croatia – Josić Ciconia Nigra Cuvée

Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be wondering what wines to pair with dinner.  All of the wines featured in our series are for sale in our web wine store:  Topochines Vino Wine Store.   Okay, let's talk about pairing sparkling wines with some of the traditional foods that are served on turkey day.  We … Continue reading Wine ideas for Thanksgiving – Sparkling

“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”