As we continue to taste our way across the wineries of Sonoma County, we have learned so much about the history of this fascinating wine region and the families that have helped it become one of the country's best sources for wine. Two learnings in particular stand out. First, the influence of Italian immigrants on … Continue reading This wine is bottled at the source
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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