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Wine Guide to the N.O.W.

This is your ultimate wine guide to the wines of Central and Eastern Europe. Learn about the wines of Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovenia, Georgia. Discover varieties like Furmint, Blaufrankisch, Grasevina, Malvasia, Mavrud & Co..

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Hungary

One of Hungarian wine’s extraordinary features is its diversity. Even in international terms, Hungarian wine is extremely rich in grape varieties, wine regions and winemaking practices. Discover your favourite wine region, producer and wine style! You can choose from a wide range of wines styles that are constantly reinventing themselves, from sparkling wines to naturally sweet wines, from volcanic white wines to full-bodied red wines.

Austria

Austria’s wines are now highly prized both by wine experts and wine lovers all around the world. As artisanal products crafted by winemakers with a special link to their land, they consistently demonstrate their potential at international blind tastings. There is a distinctive tension common to all these wines which should be emphasised, based on seven factors.

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Bulgaria

Grape growing and wine production have a long history in Bulgaria, dating back to the times of the Thracians. Wine is, together with beer and grape rakia, among the most popular alcoholic beverages in the country. Red wines dominate Bulgaria. What will surprise you is the high number of recognizable wine varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.

Croatia

As one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world, the viticulture traditions of Croatia date back to 5 BC. The dramatic and beautiful rocky coastline and more than a thousand islands in the invigorating, clear blue Adriatic Sea, unite with its lush inland rivers, mountains, lakes, and valleys to form a country of diverse climate and terroir. Historically a crossroads for cultures, resulting in an amalgamation of Eastern and Western heritage, Croatia’s winemaking culture is as diverse as its geography.

Croatian wines are both time-honored and interesting – and all mostly still unknown to the wider world!

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Romania

However Romania is one of the world's largest wine producers and fifth-largest among European wine-producing countries, after Italy, France, Spain, and Germany the premium wines are amazing and extremely high quality. Meet the local varieties and diverse winergions of the country!

Slovenia

From the foothills of the Alps to the coast of the Adriatic, Slovenia offers some of the finest and least known wines in the world. These wines have already stunned many well-traveled wine writers with their exceptional quality and virtually unknown status in the global wine community. It is our aim to introduce these fine wines to our buyers and shake up the wine shelf arrangements out there!

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Georgia

Georgia is the only country in the world where winemaking methods that were developed up to 8,000 years ago have not only never been abandoned but remain in many ways best practice.”
ANDREW JEFFORD
“Georgian Wines: Older and Wiser,” Financial Times