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A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more

DSC_0206I’ve been busy; lately, I’ve swirled, sipped, and delighted in copious cups of good wine (and as you can see above, tea).

All, I’m telling you, in the name of ahem, research.

From further afield, my insight:

A guide to Turkish wine, plus wineries to visit in Turkey’s enchanting land of fairy chimneys.

You must try it, a story about La Rioja’s almost-secret wine. Please post a comment if you’ve actually heard of it. I’m curious!

Forget sangria, follow Madrid’s emerging craft brewery trail.  Warning, it’s hoppy, stout-filled, and a bit surprising.

Handcrafted jewelry made with meteorites. Yes, meteorites. In Turkey’s artisan jewelry scene, this Parisian jeweler is anything but traditional.

P.S. Not passing through Cappadocia? You can purchase a piece of her unique creations online!

As always, drink responsibly & enjoy every sip.



10 thoughts on “A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more

  1. Wow, Anna, you have been busy lately! I’m a fan of wine and am sending myself this entry so that I’ll read some of your articles over the next few days. Keep the info coming!

    • Ah, thanks! If you take a trip to La Rioja, let me know. I can forward you the name of my Couchsurfing host in Logroño! He was an amazing guide, and he loves to host people who are passionate about vino!

      • Terrific tip, I’ll keep this in mind! La Rioja is one of the few places i haven’t yet made it to in Spain, but I hope to correct that this year.

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  4. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa?
    My website covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
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    • oh, I love that part of Turkey! Before I arrived, I wasn’t sure if I was going to spring for the cost of a hot air balloon ride, but I’m so glad I did! It’s such an unforgettable experience. Where in the world are you now?

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