Having tasted thousands of wines in dozens of wine regions across the globe, I have heard some really strange (my husband says “dumb”) questions. For example, upon hearing a wine server refer to the blackberry and blueberry flavor notes: “When do they add the berries to the wine?” The same question has been asked about the wide range … Continue reading There’s no Vitamin C in Orange Wine
Tag: Croatian wine
All wines below are available for purchase in our web wine store: http://www.topochines.com. New Shipment of Wines from Croatia! Why are we so excited? Because we literally went the entire 2020 without getting any new wines shipped from Europe. Our "regular" wine importing involves flying the wines here, rather than shipping via boat, so that … Continue reading New Shipment of Croatian Wines!
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
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
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