Marco Raimondi wrote:Here in Berwyn, Il. we're lucky 'cause we have "Autre Monde" (restaurant) and "House Red" (wine shop...in nearby Forest Park). Owners of each love Slovenian whites... so do I!
Look for Blazic Jakot (Tokaj) 2010, or Rebula 2006 (an "orange wine" AKA Ribolla, in Italy ), and Verus Furmint 2010, all three from Slovenia.
Furmint is the grape that is used to make the great Hungarian Tokaji, and because of this, producers of the "Istrian"/"Slovenian" Tokai/Tokaj (made from a completely different grape: Sauvignon Vert/Sauvignonasse) were compelled by the EU to abandon the name. The Friulian wines are now labelled: "Friulano", and some Slovenians label the wines "Jakot" (Tokaj backwards, as in thumbing their noses at the Hungarians).
Dan Smothergill wrote:Tom,
Curious as to where you got this on Jan. 25. It only appeared today, Jan. 30, in the New York Times which I believe is Asimov's employer.