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An introduction to wine tasting etiquette. Whether you are a wine newbie or an experienced taster, wine tasting events are a fun way to learn about what you like and don’t like. It’s the perfect opportunity to try new wines without having to invest in a bottle if you don’t like it. To help you out at your next event, we’ve compiled a list of our top dos and don’ts,... read more

To learn more about the hidden wine gems of Croatia, the JustDubrovnik team has conducted an interview for Winerist with a Croatian sommelier, Ksenija Matic, WSET Level 3. She will explain which wines to try and which wineries to visit while visiting the lovely capital and its surroundings. "I’m a local Dubrovnik girl, born and raised within the city walls. Me and my sister Angela own an event planning agency Event Lab. However, I am a true wine... read more

Croatia is all about diversity! Diversity of geography, grape and terroir. It is about being surprised that there is a world class Pinot Noir being produced not more than 25 miles west of the capital, Zagreb, at the Korak winery, which lies in the Croatian Uplands region of PleŇ°ivica hills. It is also about being surprised that the discovery of wine is intimately and intricately connected to the locals and their food. What do I mean? The tradition of... read more

France provides the perfect setting on your journey to becoming a wine connoisseur. For today, we have picked boutique hotels which boast private wineries and private wine cellars for the ultimate French experience. Paired with experiences across some of the world's most loved wine travel destinations our hotels in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Languedoc-Rousillon will give you the chance to dig deep into wine! Château des Briottières - Loire While visiting the Loire Valley, its vineyards... read more

Spain has the largest surface area of vineyards in the world. It’s also the third largest wine producer on the planet which makes it harder to know which wineries to stop at when you visit Spain. Since Spain is a country full of tradition, know-how and wine history it is difficult to narrow the list of most famous wineries down to just 10, but the ones selected have been chosen because they are great wineries with beautiful architecture, high-quality... read more

May is the perfect time for a vineyard visit, whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere! South of the equator, in Australia, South Africa and Argentina, harvest time is over and the fermentation process is just beginning with this year’s grapes. You might be lucky enough to sample some wine straight from the barrel! In the Northern hemisphere, in France, USA and Italy, as temperatures rise to between 1... read more

A trip to the Douro valley is a must for wine lovers, whether you're a fan of Port in particular or Portuguese wines in general. More than 2,000 years of winemaking have shaped this UNESCO World Heritage Site into a unique, vine-terraced destination dotted with wineries that welcome visitors with attractive tasting rooms, dining and accommodation options.  However, driving a car along the narrow, winding roads that make their way up the dizzyingly steep slopes is not for everyone. So... read more

Facts: did you know? Which grapes are used in the Champagne blend? A great combination of Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but it can also be only one or two grapes, according to the area and the process. What is the Champagne appellation? It’s what makes Champagne so special, a unique terroir and the exclusivity of production within the appellation. How many Champagne producers are there? About 20,000 vine growers but only 5,000 of whom make their own Champagne. ... read more

Some things are just meant to be paired together. Peanut butter and jelly, tomato and basil, coffee and cream. Without one, the other seems to fall short of our appetites expectation. The pairing of steak and wine is no exception. Steak is a favorite primal fare, but there is no denying that it tastes even better with a cultivated wine. Fortunately for those who refuse to enjoy a steak without a wine there are plenty of global options to keep... read more

Mendoza: Argentina’s largest and most important wine region. The climate and topography found here provide an ideal environment for the consistent production of high quality wine. Meanwhile, the rich selection of restaurants and bodegas (wineries) make this region a wine lover’s mecca and must-visit location on any oenological atlas. Comprised of three sub-regions (Maipú, Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley) that span over 400km², knowing where to go and what to do... read more