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“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

New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

I was recently invited to a tasting of wines from Arizona winery Aridus Wine Company at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. Prior to the tasting, my knowledge of Aridus' wines in particular, or Arizona wine in general, wouldn't fill a wine glass . . . or even a shot glass.  I was intrigued to find … Continue reading New galaxies in the U.S. wine universe

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay

I was recently invited to an exclusive industry event at Rombauer Vineyards on Silverado Trail in Napa Valley.  Among wine experts and casual wine drinkers alike, Rombauer is considered to be the quintessential producer of "California-style" Chardonnay.  While "French-style" Chard is typically crisp, citrus-flavored, lighter colored, and more acidic, California Chardonnay  has deeper golden color, … Continue reading Rombauer: Much more than buttery Chardonnay