Moravia Obscura

Present day winemaking in Moravia is evolving at a rapid pace. Confronting the inevitable threats of climate change, economic instability, and growing consumer demand, Moravian winemakers are taking major risks in experimenting with grape choices, viticulture and winemaking techniques…

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Arielle DeSoucey
Summer Wines

It’s officially summertime. Temperatures are rising and you are in desperate search of air conditioning, last minute travel deals, iced coffee and plenty of affordable, thirst quenching wine. What refreshing wines can you buy that will impress your friends, without having to break the bank?

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Arielle DeSoucey
10 Places to Drink in Brno

It is an inspiring time to be an expat and sommelier in Brno. Prior to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the city’s creative, global outlets were held captive and immobile under a Soviet-run, communist regime. Wineries and wine makers were under state control. Innovative ideas within the city’s restaurant world were suppressed. Yet today in Brno, things have changed…

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Arielle DeSoucey
It’s Mikulov Time

To be honest, I had no idea what to do with myself when we first landed in Brno. Sure, I had some ideas of how to occupy my time but making this transition to our new lifestyle took introspection and soul searching…

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Arielle DeSoucey