Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category


Top 10 intriguing things about Turkey and its wines

Turkey and its wines Right now, Turkey is focused on bridging the gaps between one of the oldest grape growing and wine making regions in the world, by educating the new world about what Turkey has to offer. It has an 11,000 year history of winemaking. There are more than 800 indigenous grape varieties in […]


Around the Wine World in Eight Days – Turkey

Today is the first day of Around the Wine World in Eight Days. It seems fitting that we start where wine grape growing and winemaking all began, in the cradle of humanity ~ Turkey. It’s intriguing that where it began has very little exposure in the world. The focus for winemaking seems to have deep […]


Wine is a civilizing beverage

I was just reminded that “wine is a civilizing beverage” as I tasted through some wines of Turkey.


Tasting Wines of Turkey for the Very First Time

There’s a first for everything, I know. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I even think of Turkey as a county producing wines, which just shows how naive I am, even after 20+ years in the wine business, learning everything one step at a time. I guess after 20 years, I deserve to know more […]


European Wine Bloggers Conference Announces Its Location for 2012!

From Gabriella Opaz (of via Email about the EWBC: As you may have seen on our Live stream, we are currently in our “not-so-secret….secret-location” announcing the location of the EWBC 2012 conference in Izmir, Turkey. We are extremely excited for the 2012 event, especially considering that our gracious host sponsor, Wines of Turkey, has […]