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Intriguing Wine Exotica: Eastern European and Balkans New Releases

How often does one get to try Eastern European wines? The varietal Debit? Wines raised in beeswax lined amphorae? The varietal Refošk? Balkan wine? Here in the otherwise rich and vibrant fine wine world of the San Francisco Bay area, not often enough. So kudos to K&L for doing a Friday evening tasting devoted to current releases from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I’m not saying any of these are the greatest wines I’ve ever tasted–a couple of them weren’t that good at all. But they were a welcome blast of diversity, featuring some unique vinous flavors and mouth feels, and I enjoyed the experience. Continue reading

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