Wine Links for May 25, 2018
What I’ve been reading this week, and other links, notes, bookmarks and briefs.
Slovenia – Big news in travel circles in these parts, Slovenia’s Vipava Valley made the cut in Lonely Planet’s ‘10 Best Places to Visit in Europe in 2018‘. Lonely Planet.
Istria, Croatia – Croatia’s Comeback Wine – Malvazija wine in Istria. Roads & Kingdoms.
Italy – ‘Alto Adige-Sudtirol 101‘. A good (sponsored) introduction to one of the most beautiful wine regions in Italy I’ve ever visited. VinePair.
Austria – Man’s collection of Nazi wine lands him six months in jail. Glorifying Nazis and Hitler is against the law in Austria. It’s really asinine, creepy and dumb, too. Drinks Business.
Natural Wine – A thorough look at the debate that’s not going to quit any time soon. ‘Has wine gone bad?‘ A long read from The Guardian.
Slovakia – 11 small wineries in Pezinok, a village near Bratislava, will open their doors four days a week through May through October. From the Slovak Spectator which also features a regularly updated guide, ‘Following Slovakia’s wine route‘.
Here and There – ‘The World’s Most Underrated Wine Regions‘, a promo for Jason Wilson’s new book, Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine. Listed here are Gaillac (southwest France), Alto Adige/Südtirol (northern Italy), Anderson Valley (California) and Switzerland’s Valais and Vaud. Conde Nast Traveler.
Wine Films – Have you seen this list of recent wine documentaries compiled by MW Richard Hemming? Me neither. JancisRobinson.com.