The Indigenous Grapes of Anatolia

The Indigenous Grapes of Anatolia

You are probably wondering, where is Anatolia? Anatolia is referred to as the western part of Asian. We know it as modern day Turkey. It is said that Anatolia is the birthplace of wine. There are approximately 1200 varieties of grapes that are indigenous to the...
Tasting Turkish Wines

Tasting Turkish Wines

I recently did a podcast with Shane Rai owner of Vino Rai, a Seattle based importer of Turkish Wines.  Being that I am (or now was) a Turkish wine virgin, he was kind enough to send me a sample of Gali 2010 Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend. I was very excited as I am...