Orange wines – Significant or not?

This is the title of a  workshop I presented at Vinisud on 25th Feb 2014. This introduction was designed for people planning to attend, as well as Orange wines fans who just want to know more. What’s in a name? First, some nomenclature: The term “Orange wines” is a crude descriptor, however it’s concise and evocative, which is why […]

Modernist traditions of Istria

Most people will have a view about the classic “old world” wine producing nations – France, well it’s expensive, the name of the grape isn’t on the bottle, they’re still the greatest wines in the world, and so forth. Spain – they use a lot of oak, it’s all about Rioja, er..  and they make […]

Istrian wine, naturally

I’ve had some wonderful encounters with Croatian wines over the years – the muscular reds from Dalmatia, on a visit to Dubrovnik back in 2003,  and more recently an excellent Istrian expression of Malvasia. In a few weeks time I’ll be visiting classic Dalmatian wine country again. Staying on that theme, here is a review […]